Place a line by point, angle, and length - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

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  1. Create the point needed as the start point of the line using Insert > Control Point, Insert > Topological Points, or other geometric construction point interfaces.

    Control Point in the Common User's Guide

    Topological Points (Insert Menu)

    Points (Geometric Construction Palette Dialog Box)

  2. If you are using a reference line, create that line with another geometric construction line interface.

    Curves (Geometric Construction Palette Dialog Box)

  3. Click LineByPointAngleLength on the Geometric Construction Palette.

  4. Select the coordinate system.

  5. Select the starting point.

  6. Optionally, click , and select a reference line.

  7. In the Active Axes box, select the plane for the line.

  8. Type a value for Angle.

  9. Type a value for Length.

    A preview of the line displays.

  10. If there are multiple solutions, such as the edges of a plate, click , select a tracking point, and select the needed value for Track Flag.

  11. Click Continue.

    Temporary geometry displays in the graphic view and as LineByPointAngleLength in the Geometric Construction Explorer.

  12. If needed, create additional geometric constructions.

  13. Click Close to return to the main command ribbon.

  • If you stop the command before clicking Finish, the software does not save the geometric constructions to the model. When you restart the command, the following message displays, giving you the option to recover the geometric constructions:

    "The previous execution of the command was not completed. Do you want to recover the 3D construction?"

    The message displays only during creation of an object and is unavailable when editing an object.

  • The geometric constructions are not saved to the model until you click Finish on the main command ribbon to create the model object.