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Intergraph Smart 3D Drawings and Reports Reference Data

Intergraph Smart 3D
Reference Data
10.1 (2014 R1)

Available on the Actions tab of the Edit Ruleset View Style dialog box. For more information, see Actions Tab (Edit Ruleset View Style Dialog Box).

Applies to detailed and light (non-detailed) plates - planar, linear and non-linear extruded, and knuckled.

Custom Test

Primary and Secondary Orientation



Relation to Target Plate

Orientation Angle

Belongs to Query

Owned By

Parent Parts

For more information, see Custom Tests Dialog Box.

Graphic Rule

Graphic tab of Graphic Style dialog box. See Graphic Tab (Graphic Style Dialog Box).

Custom tab of Graphic Style dialog box: See Custom Tab (Graphic Style Dialog Box).



Get Connected Objects

Indicates if connected objects are to be gathered for this plate


Drawn Side

The side of the plate part drawn in the view

Molded Side

Molded Side (Without Features)

Anti Molded Side

Anti Molded Side (Without Features)


Both (Without Features)

Not Applicable

Molded Surface

For more information, see Molded Conventions for Plate Parts.

Orientation (Override)

Select a value if you want to override the computed view orientation (Orientation condition of the Custom Test)

(None) - No override

Treat as Target - irrespective of the computed direction

Treat as Non-Target - irrespective of the computed direction

If the plate is a shell plate, always select "Treat as Non-Target" to draw the cross-section of the plate.

  1. When a plate orientation is overridden, all profiles and seams on the plate are drawn based on the plate's new orientation.

  2. A knuckled plate, because of its natural non-orthogonal orientation, is frequently given an Orientation of Non-Target, even when selected as part of the query as Level 0. In this case, an Orientation (Override) of Treat as Target should be selected.

In automated views, the CollationForSteelOrder rule separates flat, curved, and knuckled plates into separate drawing views. The view for each knuckled or curved plate projects the view along the closest major axis of the global coordinate system. For manual views, flat, curved, and knuckled plates can be selected for a single view. In this case, you must choose the coordinate system and view direction as part of the orientation rule. For more information, see Collation Rules in Drawings by Rule and Orientation Rules in Drawings by Rule.