General Tab (Truss Wizard) - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

Intergraph Smart 3D Material Handling

Intergraph Smart 3D
12.1 (2019)


Select the system to which the structural members of the truss are assigned. You can define new systems in the Systems and Specifications task. Select More to display all systems defined in the workspace or the model.

Type of Truss

Linear Truss

Select to create a linear truss.

Curved Truss

Select to create a curved truss.

Elevation - Convex

Defines the curved truss as convex in the elevation direction.

Elevation - Concave

Defines the curved truss as concave in the elevation direction.


Displays an image with the dimension standards for the selected truss type. The image displays in a separate window.

Truss Dimensions


Type the overall truss length, not including offset from the placement point. See Left WorkPoint and Right WorkPoint below.


Type the width dimension for the truss.


Type the depth of the truss. This specifies the distance between the upper and lower stringers.


Type the radius of the truss. This option is only available when Curved Truss is selected.

Copy to Catalog Name

Specify whether a copy of the truss is saved to the catalog for later reuse. Select to automatically save the new truss to the catalog in the Conveyor System folder, If not selected, the new truss is not copied to the catalog. When you select this option, you must type the name of the truss as it will appear in the catalog. The name must be unique across the entire catalog.

This option is available only if you have write permissions to the catalog.

Placement Point

Select the placement of the truss relative to the axis and save this information to the catalog.

Walkway Width

Define the width of the walkway. Acceptable values are in the range 0 mm to 2000 mm.

No. of Posts

Specify the number of posts required between end frames. If you specify an even number, the Mirror option on the Bracings tab is unavailable.

Grids Data

Display Grid Lines

Specify whether the created grid lines are to be displayed in the graphic window.

Specify the model global coordinate system coordinates used to locate the origin of the truss local coordinate system:


Type the eastern or X coordinate.


Type the northern or Y coordinate.


Type the elevation or Z coordinate.

Coordinate System Name

Define the name of the coordinate system that you are creating for the truss. For a linear truss, select a rectangular coordinate system. For a curved truss, select a radial coordinate system. See Grid Wizard in the Grids Help.

Left WorkPoint

Type the distance of the placement control point from the left end of the truss.

Right WorkPoint

Type the distance of the placement control point from the right end of the truss.