All structural detailing objects are placed in the model using information inherited from molded forms systems or defined in the structural detailing reference data. The first step should be to review, edit, and otherwise customize the delivered structural detailing reference data. This step is usually performed by an administrator or specialized user before modeling starts.
Structural detailing occurs after structural design has been completed or has progressed to a predefined stage. In the software, structural detailing is performed on molded forms systems, so molded forms objects must be placed first.
Execute Detailing on Systems
When you detail plate and profile systems, the software replaces root parts with detailed parts. As parts are detailed, additional detailing objects are automatically created, such as assembly connections, physical connections, plate chamfers, profile end cuts, and slots and collars for profiles penetrating plates. These objects are defined as smart occurrences by rules in the reference data and can be individually modified after creation.
Modify Smart Occurrence Objects
Optionally, after parts have been detailed, smart occurrence objects can be modified by changing values on Properties dialogs:
Place Secondary Parts
Create standalone plate and profile parts. In general, these parts are of secondary strength importance and include objects such as headers, brackets, and doublers. You can place several types of secondary parts:
After parts have been detailed, add features. You can place several types of features:
Place Straking Seams
Place straking seams as needed. Straking seams are used to break plate parts into practical sizes, restricted by what can be purchased, work center limitations, or other fabrication considerations. You have several methods for placing seams:
Place Edge Reinforcement
Place edge reinforcement parts as needed. You have two methods for placing edge reinforcement parts:
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