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Intergraph Smart 3D Orthographic Drawings

3D Design and Visualization
Intergraph Smart 3D
2019 (10.0)

The following procedure creates isometric, plan, and elevation views for a pipe run, using a drawing-by-rule assembly component. The workflow is performed in the Drawings and Reports task or from Tools > Drawing Console in other tasks.

Create a drawing component

  1. To create a new folder, right-click the drawing root in the Management Console and select New.

    The Add Component dialog box displays.

  2. Select Folder on the General tab of the Add Component dialog box.

  3. Click OK.

  4. Right-click the folder, and select Rename. Give the folder the needed name.

  5. Right-click the folder and select New.

    The Add Component dialog box displays.

  6. Select the Ship tab of the Add Component dialog box.

  7. Select the Assembly or the Assembly (Generic) package, and then click OK.

    The Assembly component displays in the Management Console. This component contains the views to be created: Looking +X, Looking -Z, and Isometric View.

  8. Right-click the component in the Management Console, and select Rename. Give the component the needed name.

Set up and run queries (optional)

This procedure can be skipped if you are using the default settings for the component. Perform these steps only when you need to change the queries in the component.

  1. Right-click the component, and select Setup.

    The Setup dialog box displays. For more information, see Setup Dialog Box (Drawings by Rule Component). The View Builder hierarchy contains views for each of the view types to be created.

  2. Select the Queries tab in the Setup dialog box.

  3. Select All in the Select View Type box.

  4. An existing asking filter for the component displays in the Filter box. Select another value if needed.

  5. A collation rule name displays in the Select Collation Rule box. Select another value if needed.

  6. Click Ask Filter Inputs .

    The Filter Properties for Asking Filter dialog box displays.

  7. Select the needed system, part, assembly object, or reference plane from the hierarchy:

    • For a scantling drawing, select a structural part, structural system, or reference plane.

    • For an assembly drawing, select an assembly, block, or assemblyblock.

    • For a piping drawing, select a pipeline.

    • For a pipe support drawing, select a pipeline, or individual hangers and supports.

      To include child objects, select Include nested objects. Click OK.

  8. Click Run Query .

  9. Select a view in the Select View Type box.

    Results for the view type display at the bottom of the Queries tab for Views, Queries, and Values.

  10. Each result for Views is a view based on the view styles in the component and the object types defined in Values.

  11. If the parts are not the expected results, select a different filter in the Filter box, click Ask Filter Inputs to select new inputs, and again click Run Query .

  12. Repeat for remaining views in the Select View Type box.

  13. Click OK.

Create drawings

  1. In the Management Console, right-click the component, and select Update.

    Because you have not selected what is to be displayed on the drawings, the Filter Properties for Asking Filter dialog box displays.

  2. From the assembly hierarchy, select one or more blocks, assemblies, or assembly blocks.

    The Drawing Generation dialog box displays.

  3. When the Generation Status field displays "Creating Documents Complete," click Exit.

    One drawing for each selected assembly displays in the Detail View. The drawings are up-to-date and is superimposed on each drawing icon.

  4. Open a drawing.

    All assembly views display on the same sheet.

  • If a batch server is set up by your system administrator, batch update commands are also available. For more information, see Batch Commands.

  • To update individual drawings, right-click each drawing, and select Update.

  • When a drawing are out-of-date, is superimposed on the drawing icon.