Displays the options that you use to place a design or planning seam in the model.
Seam by Projection Properties
Opens the Seam by Projection Properties dialog box, which you use to view and modify the properties of the seam that you are about to place in the model. For more information, see Seam Properties Dialog Box.
Specifies the plate system for the seam. You can select multiple plate systems to place multiple seams at the same time. The software uses the same information for each seam. After placement, the seams are unrelated to each other and can be edited as individual entities.
Define using 2D Sketcher
Defines the landing curve by drawing it in the Sketch 2D environment. See the Landing Curve Definition Controls section below.
Landing Curve Definition by 3D
Allows creation of the seam curve directly in a graphic view by using the Seam Palette dialog box (similar to the Geometric Construction Palette), the Geometric Construction ribbon, and the Geometric Construction Explorer. This option is the 3D equivalent to Sketch 2D. For more information, see Geometric Constructions.
Defines the boundaries of the seam. You can define the boundaries by selecting objects, including other seams, in the model. If you select objects in the model and those objects are moved, the software automatically resizes the seam to maintain the boundary relationship. See the Boundary Definition Controls section below.
Places the seam using the defined parameters.
Landing Curve Definition Controls
Available when you use the Define using 2D Sketcher option.
Specify the sketching plane for the curve. This is the first step in defining the curve. See the Define Plane Controls section below.
Add Intersecting Item
Select objects in the model that intersect the sketching plane that you want to use as reference geometry. These extra objects appear in the Sketch 2D environment.
Add Projection Item
Select objects in the model that do not intersect the sketching plane that you want to use as reference geometry. These extra objects are projected onto the sketching plane and appear in the Sketch 2D environment.
Opens the Sketch 2D environment in which you can draw the curve.
To display a grid or reference plane ruler in the Sketch 2D environment, first define an active coordinate system using Tools > PinPoint. For more information, see PinPoint in the Common User’s Guide and 2D Grids Ruler in the SmartSketch Drawing Editor Help.
Auto Import Enable/Disable
Allows the software to automatically add all objects that are relative to the object to be sketched to a select set. Items in the select set are highlighted in the graphics view and in the Workspace Explorer. If no objects are added to the select set, the software displays a message in the status bar. This option is only available when you use the Add Intersecting Item or the Add Project Item option. For more information, see Sketch 2D Best Practices.
Define Plane Controls
Available when you use the Define using 2D Sketcher option.
Offset from Plane
Defines a plane at a specified offset distance from another plane. An offset distance of 0 defines a coincident plane.
Plane by Point and Vector
Defines a plane using a vector normal to the plane being defined. A third point defines the plane position along the vector.
Plane by Three Points
Defines a plane using three points that you identify in the model.
/ Offset Lock
Locks the Offset value, disabling updates of the offset value by moving the pointer in a graphic view. The Lock option is only available when you use the Offset from a Plane method.
Specifies the offset distance from the selected grid plane or planar model object. You can specify the offset dynamically by moving the mouse in a graphic view or by typing the distance. This option is only available when you use the Offset from a Plane method. You can type the following formats for offset values:
Offset distance without units.
Example: 5, when default units are millimeters (mm). The software converts the distance to 5 mm.
Offset distance with units. The value converts to the default units.
Example: 5 m, when default units are millimeters (mm). The software converts the distance to 5000 mm.
Coordinate System: Frame plus or minus an offset distance.
Example (when the model has multiple coordinate systems): CS_0:F20 + 1.5 m
Example (when the model has one coordinate system): F20 + 1.5 m
/ Remove/Maintain Relationships of the Plane
Maintains the relationships of the plane to the definition method and the geometry used by the definition method. For example, a plane created with Offset from Plane maintains the relationship of the selected plane and the Offset value. Otherwise, this option disables the relationships of the plane to allow moving of the plane.
When you copy a bracket and use Edit > Paste > Delete Optional to remove a boundary, Remove/Maintain Relationships of the Plane / is not visible. You must first click Select Bracket Supports to allow the command to determine the applicable options.
Specifies a vector normal to the required plate system plane. This option is only available when you use the Plane by Point and Vector plane method.
Specifies the point along the vector at which to place the plate system. This option is only available when you use the Plane by Point and Vector plane method.
Define Point 1
Specifies the location of the first of three points that defines the plane. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Three Points plane method.
Define Point 2
Specifies the location of the second of three points that defines the plane. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Three Points plane method.
Define Point 3
Specifies the location of the third of three points that defines the plane. This option is only available when you are using the Plane by Three Points plane method.
Boundary Definition Controls
Available when you use the Boundaries option.
Selects objects in the model or in the Workspace Explorer to define the boundaries. This option is only available when you are defining the boundaries.
If the objects that you selected in the model for the boundary define an ambiguous solution, then the software prompts you to select one bounded section to clarify the needed boundary. This ambiguity only occurs if one of the boundaries wraps around both sides of the profile or seam, such as the hull. Move the cursor over a bounded section, and then click to select.
Opens the Boundary List dialog box. This dialog box allows you to review and define the boundaries. For more information, see Boundary List Dialog Box.
Clears all selected objects.
Accepts all selected objects.
Plate Split Delay
This option is available only when you modify a design seam.
Select this option to delay the split plate update to a more convenient time. The new position and boundaries of the design seam will appear in the graphic view when this option is selected. However, the plate being split is placed on the To Do List with the message Plate System split was stopped due to delay split with a status of Out of Date. You are responsible for going to the To Do List and updating the plate system at a later time. If you do not select this option, the plate is updated as soon as you move the design seam, which can take several minutes to process, but no To Do List item is created for the plate.
Specifies the type of seam to place. Select Design Seam or Planning Seam.