Cutting Surface Intersection Graphic Rule - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

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This rule draws an object at its intersection with a surface defined by the selected cutting surface rule. This graphic rule is typically used when the object to be drawn is non-planar and the result of its intersection at a cutting surface is needed instead of its full projection.


Graphic Module - Specifies the graphic module used to draw the intersected object. Select any delivered graphic module. For more information, see Custom Graphic Modules.

Cutting Surface Definition - Specifies the method of defining the cutting surface. The Surface from Targets option is available. For this option, the surfaces of the target objects are used as the cutting surface. Non-target objects are the intersected objects and are cut at this surface. For example, a knuckled deck is the target, and is bounded to a curved hull. The cutting surface follows the deck surfaces, and the hull is cut at the intersection with the cutting surface.

Additional cutting surface rules can be created and added to [Reference Data Folder]\SharedContent\Drawings\Catalog\Rules\DBRRules\CuttingDefinitions.

Visible Line Style

Specifies the line style for visible edges of objects and for centerlines in the Centerline aspect.

Hidden Line Style

Specifies the line style for edges of an object hidden by the surface of other objects and for centerlines in the Centerline aspect. The line style is shown as dashed red in the example below.

Occluded Line Style

Specifies a line style when the line is aligned with and completely hidden by edges of another object. For example, you may use this style when you have two objects that are aligned but at different elevations. The line style is shown as dashed red behind the solid black visible line in the example below.

Occluded lines are drawn but are frequently not visible because the visible line style dominates.Layer

Specifies the drawing layer on which the graphic is placed. For example, type LinesAndSymbols in the value field to place your line graphics on the LinesAndSymbols layer of your drawing. If the layer does not already exist in the template you are using to create drawings, the software creates the layer automatically.


Indicates whether or not the graphics are clipped within the drawing. For example, in plan views, certain objects such as stairs or ladders are best represented unclipped by the drawing volume. You would specify a filter row in the view style for stairs or ladders and set this option to unclipped to achieve the needed graphic representation.

Z Order

Sets the top-down display order of object graphics along the z-axis (that is, in and out of the view plane). Higher values have higher priority. For example, grid lines have lower priority than plates and should be assigned lower values.