Geometric Construction Explorer - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Molded Forms

Intergraph Smart 3D
11 (2016)

Displays geometry related to an opening. The geometry is added after opening parameters are defined and Continue is clicked on the Advanced Openings ribbon.

The Geometric Construction Explorer displays parameters in a hierarchical list similar to the Workspace Explorer. Selecting a blue opening geometry name highlights the geometry in the graphic view.

1 - Opening macro (black text)

2 - Output opening geometry (blue text)

3 - Geometric construction set


The following commands are available by right-clicking an item in the hierarchical list:


Turns on the graphical display of a hidden object in the graphic view.


Turns off the graphical display of an object in the graphic view. The names of hidden objects display in italics in the Geometric Construction Explorer.


Exports the selected geometric construction to an XML file. This command is only available when you right-click the top level geometric construction set.


Imports a previously exported geometric construction from an XML file into the workspace. The imported geometric construction replaces any existing geometric construction. This command is only available when you right-click the top level geometric construction set.

Export and Import are primarily intended for use by administrators creating complex geometric construction macros. The commands can also be used to save multiple geometric constructions, such as a set of seams or profile stiffener landing curves on a hull, that you may not complete in a single session, or that you want to reuse in a similar model.

Error Display

When a required input for a geometric construction is deleted, the Geometric Construction Explorer displays an error, such as those shown in the following example.

Deleting Opening Geometry

The Geometric Construction Explorer is best used to delete opening geometry when the Advanced Openings ribbon is open and before openings are created. In this way, you can create geometry for multiple openings, delete geometry as needed, and then create all of the openings at one time by clicking Finish on the main Openings ribbon.