Place a rectangular opening with three supports and a fixed height and width - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

Intergraph Smart 3D
11 (2016)
  1. Click Openings Command on the vertical toolbar to display the Openings Ribbon.

  2. Select the plate system on which to place the opening.

  3. Click Define by catalog selection .

    The Opening Palette Dialog and the Geometric Construction Explorer dialog display.

  4. On the 3S Rectangle tab, click Rect 400x300x100, Rect 600x500x200, or Rect 1350x700x150 to display the 3S Fixed Dimension Rectangle Ribbon.

  5. Select a coordinate system.

    A local coordinate system at the plate origin displays.

  6. Click 2.

  7. Select the middle support, and then select the two side supports.

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    If the default solution for Distance Dir defines geometry on the plate, a preview displays.

    If the default solution for Distance Dir does not define geometry on the plate, then a message displays: "Make sure ProjDirection and the DistanceDir are valid and try again."

  8. If a solution is not possible or is not correct:

    1. Click Distance Dir.

      The possible solutions display.

    2. Select the required solution for Distance Dir.

      The opening preview displays.

  9. If required, type a new value for Angle.

    The preview reflects the new angle.

  10. If required, change Distance From and Distance values to change the opening distance with respect to the middle support.

    The preview reflects the new opening location.

  11. Click Continue.

    The preview colors change. The opening also displays in the Geometric Construction Explorer hierarchy.

    • You can define additional openings before proceeding to the next step. Click Continue after defining each opening.

    • To delete opening geometry, see Delete advanced opening geometry.

  12. Click Close.

    The ribbon display returns to the main Openings ribbon.

  13. Use the Opening design type, Opening planning method, and Opening production method lists to set the design, planning, and production properties on the opening.

  14. Click Finish.

    The software creates the opening.