Define cross-sectional properties for a volume - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

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Intergraph Smart 3D
10.1 (2014 R1)
  1. On the Place Volume Along Path ribbon, select a cross-sectional type in the Cross-Section list.

    If you select Sketch in the Cross-Section list, you must sketch the cross-section using the Path commands before you can edit properties.

  2. On the ribbon, click Cross-Section .

  3. On the Volume Properties dialog box, click the Cross-Section tab.

  4. Define values for each dimension of the cross-section. Letters such as A, B, and C represent the cross- sectional dimensions.

    • To see what each lettered dimension represents on the cross-section, click Display Cross-Section Image to view a graphic of the selected cross-sectional type (if a corresponding graphic exists in the reference data). Not all cross-sectional types have images associated with them.

    • Cross-sectional images show the dimensions that you can define for the cross-sectional type, the default cardinal points for the cross-sectional type, and the angle for the cross-section. This graphic contains the dimensions and cardinal point for an example cross-section:

  5. Select the cardinal point for the cross-section in the Cardinality list.

    • The cardinal point is the point at which you want the software to attach the cross-section to the path.

    • When you change the cardinal point, the software automatically updates the display in the model.

  6. Type an Angle for the cross-section, if needed.

You cannot modify the properties of a sketched cross-section on the Volume Properties dialog box. Instead, you must make changes to the path that defines the cross-sectional sketch. For more information, see Modify a sketched cross-section.