Orthographic Drawings by Query - Intergraph Smart 3D - Reference Data

Intergraph Smart 3D Drawings and Reports Reference Data

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3D Design and Visualization
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Intergraph Smart 3D
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Reference Data
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10.1(2014R1)

You can generate orthographic (volume) drawings using a filter-based query. The Orthographic Drawing by Query component allows you to create drawings for many objects in the model all in the same manner. This component does not require physical volumes in the model. The software uses a filter-based query to collect the objects and document them automatically.

For example, Hanger drawings use parts that can be queried from the database. There are many of them, and in most cases, they are documented the same way. Using the Orthographic Drawing by Query component means you do not have to place hundreds of drawing volumes to document each type of part or assembly.

The basic workflow for creating Orthographic Drawings by Query is as follows:

  • Create an Orthographic Drawing by Query component that specifies what you want to document.

  • Create a Query Manager that says where to look for the data.

  • Run the filter-based query.

  • Create the drawings.

  • Update the drawings.

  • Publish the drawings to a viewable graphic file; no physical data is published.

Administrator Setup

Your administrator sets up appropriate templates to use with the Orthographic Drawings by Query component. The administrator is also responsible for creating filters that define what to look for and filters that specify where in the model to look for the objects. The template and the "what" filter information within the component are saved as a package.

Drawings by Query Manager

The Drawings by Query Manager uses the normal filter to specify where to look for the objects included in the drawing. You do not use an asking filter with the Drawings by Query Manager.

For more information on the filters necessary for setting up a Drawings by Query component, see Drawings by Query Filters in the Orthographic Drawings User's Guide.

Navigator Rules

The navigator rules for Orthographic Drawings by Query tell the software how to traverse elements to be included in the range for the drawing view objects. The navigator rules can also return separate object collections with ranges that are included in the 3D object range. If no navigator rule is specified for a drawing view, the drawing object collection includes everything in the 3D object range. The delivered rules are as follows

  • HngSupSimpleNavigator.dll - Returns support components, supporting objects, supported objects, and design children. This rule also returns the control points on the components. This rule is specific to objects created in the Hangers and Support task.

  • HngSupRangeNavigator.dll - Returns support components, supporting objects, supported objects, and design children collections that extend the Hangers and Support range. This rule also returns the control points on the components. This rule is specific to objects created in the Hangers and Support task and operates similarly to the HngSupSimpleNavigator.dll rule.

  • HngSupNoSupportingRange.dll - Returns the same components and objects as HngSupRangeNavigator.dll, excluding the supporting objects.

  • DrawingSpoolNavigator.dll - Returns the spool, its connected parts, and their features. This rule is specific to pipe spools.

  • AssemblyNavigator.dll - Returns the assemblies, pipe spool, penetration spool, its connected parts, and their features. This rule is specific to assemblies.

  • SystemRangeNavigator.dll - Returns the Equipment objects, as specified by the "what" filter. It also returns design hierarchy children of the Equipment, including any Route objects that are children of the Equipment (Runs, Parts, and Features). This rule is specific to Equipment objects.

When you edit the template associated to an Orthographic Drawing by Query component, such as the HgrSup3View package, you can set the navigator rule assigned to each drawing view. Right-click the component or package and select Edit Template to open the drawing template in SmartSketch Drawing Editor. Select and right-click a drawing view to display the Drawing View Properties and set the navigator rule. For more information, see the SmartSketch Drawing Editor Help.