Place fastener openings using unequal spacing - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

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In Unequal Spacing mode, the number of openings placed on the selected flange or plate is determined by the values you specify for the Along Length distances and the defined spacing details.

  1. Click Place Fastener Openings on the vertical toolbar.

    The Place Fastener Openings dialog box appears.

    Place Fastener Openings Dialog Box

  2. Specify the Fastener Type. You can use the following techniques:

  3. In the Place Fastener Openings dialog box, define Start and End values for Along Length and Along Width.

  4. Under Mode, select Unequal Spacing.

  5. Define values for Start Setout Spacing, End Setout Spacing, and Intermediate Spacing.

  6. Optionally, click Preview to view a diagram that illustrates the placement of the openings.

  7. In the graphic view, select two to four objects on which you want to place fastener openings. You can select plates, members, profiles, and edge reinforcements.

    • You can select any combination of objects, but only one member can be selected.

    • Selections must be made using the graphic view. You cannot select using the Workspace Explorer.

    • For profiles and edge reinforcements, you must select the detailed part.

  8. Click Preview.

    Click Undo to clear the preview, and then change any values on the dialog box. Reselect the objects on which you want to place fastener openings, and then click Preview.

    The software displays a preview of the selected fastener openings based on the defined settings.

  9. Click OK.

    Optionally, click Apply. After the software creates the required fastener openings, the dialog box remains open so that you can define settings to place additional fastener openings in the graphic view.

    The software creates the required fastener openings based on the defined settings. During processing, the dialog box remains open and displays a progress bar. The message "Placing Fastener Openings" displays on the status bar. After all of the fastener openings have been placed, the software closes the dialog box.

    The example below shows the fastener openings as placed on the flange.

    If you delete or modify the fastener opening on a stiffener or ER profile, then the corresponding fastener opening on the second profile also must be deleted or modified. This prevents any inaccuracies in the reports for the number of fasteners.