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Intergraph Smart 3D Equipment and Furnishings

PPMProductFamily
3D Design and Visualization
PPMProduct
Intergraph Smart 3D
PPMCategory
Help
SPFVersion_custom
2019 (10.0)
Version_S3D
12.1(2019)

Sets options for defining a new path.

Sketch Properties

Displays the Sketch Properties Dialog Box, in which you can view properties for the path.

Finish Path

Displays the path in the active view and returns to the model with the place prismatic shape feature still enabled.

Cancel

Cancels the changes you made and returns you to the model.

Edit

Modifies and moves the existing path. When you initially create a path, this option is available only after you place at least two points in the path. You can select the segment, turn, or multiple segments to which to make modifications.

Create

Sketches the path or adds segments to an existing path.

Origin

Defines the origin on the cross-section for prismatic shape construction.

Reference Point

Specifies that you are currently defining the first point of the path segment.

End Point (Straight Line)

Specifies that you are currently defining the second point of a straight path segment.

End Point (Arc)

Specifies that you are currently defining the second point of an arc. This option appears only when Arc is selected in the Line Type list.

Third Point (Arc)

Specifies that you are defining the final point of an arc.

Path Type

Specifies the type of line for the current segment in the path. To change the segment type, click a new type in the Line Type list.

Line Type Options

Line

Defines the line type for the segment to be a straight line.

Arc by 3 Points

Defines the line type for the segment to be an arc. To define the arc, you must click three points in the view.

No Line

Specifies that you do not want the current segment of the path to have a line associated with it.

Plane

Activates options for selecting a working plane for the path.

Working Plane Options

Plan Plane

Defines the work surface as the XY plane.

Elevation Plane: East-West

Defines the work surface as the XZ plane.

Section Plane: North-South

Defines the work surface as the YZ plane.

Plane by Turn

Defines the work surface as the plane defined by an existing turn. You select the turn to set the plane.

Plane by Three Points

Defines the work surface using three points that you define.

No Plane

Clears any work surfaces. The software does not project points that you place to any plane.

Lock Angle

Locks or unlocks the Angle box. Locking the corresponding angle value creates a constraint along which the selected turn angle can be moved.

Angle

Specifies the angle for the turn.

Lock Length

Locks or unlocks the Length box.

Length

Specifies the length of the selected path segment.

Turn Type

Specifies the type of turn associated with the current path segment. The Turn Type option is unavailable if you select Arc or No Line in the Line Type list.

Turn Type Options

None

Indicates that no special turn type will be applied to the turn.

Bend

Specifies that the turn type between two segments is a bend. You can specify the angle of the bend in the Feature Value box.

Cornice

Specifies that the turn type between two segments is a cornice. You can specify the radius of the cornice in the Feature Value box.

The following graphic includes an example of each of the available turn types:

Turn Type Value

Defines dimensions for the selected turn type.