Landing Curve Table Dialog Box - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

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12.x(2018)

Specifies a landing curve by defining X-, Y-, and Z-coordinates of points along the landing curve. Each point along the landing curve is defined on a single row in the table. You must define two out of the three point coordinates. The software derives the third coordinate for you, and highlights the derived coordinate in blue.

X Reference

Select a transverse bulkhead, frame plane, or another YZ grid plane to specify the X-coordinate of the landing curve point. You can also explicitly specify the X-coordinate by typing the point's location along the X-axis.

X Offset

Type an offset value from the value in the X Reference box.

Y Reference

Select a buttock plane, longitudinal plane, or another XZ grid plane to specify the Y-coordinate of the landing curve point. You can also explicitly specify the Y- coordinate by typing the point's location along the Y-axis.

Y Offset

Type an offset value from the value in the Y Reference box.

Z Reference

Select the waterline plane, horizontal plane, or another XY grid plane to specify the Z-coordinate of the landing curve point. You can also explicitly specify the Z- coordinate by typing the point's location along the Z-axis.

Z Offset

Type an offset value from the value in the Z Reference box.

Point Type

Select an option from the menu on the point type that you are placing.

Definition Point

Select this option if the coordinate on the row defines a point on the landing curve.

Points for which you have typed coordinates are usually definition points. Coordinates that are not definition points are not saved as part of the landing curve definition.

Knuckle

Select this option if the coordinate on the row defines a knuckle point.

Display

Select this option if the coordinate on the row defines a display point.

Curvature Vector Display Method

Specifies how the curvature vectors appear when you click Preview. Select Number of vectors to specify a fixed number of vectors that the software is to distribute evenly along the landing curve. Specify the number of vectors in the Count box. Select Vector spacing to place vectors along the landing curve a fixed distance apart. The software determines the number of vectors based on the landing curve length and the spacing distance specified in the Spacing box.

Count

Specifies the number of vectors to distribute evenly along the landing curve preview. This option is only available when Curvature Vector Display Method is set to Number of vectors.

Range

Select where along the landing curve preview to display curvature vectors. Select Entire Curve to display curvature vectors along the entire landing curve. Select Between Definition Points to display curvature vectors only between definition points.

Scale Factor

Define a scaling factor value for the curvature vectors. The larger the value, the larger the curvature vectors appear in the graphic view.

Derived Points in the Table

These options control when and how the software derives points between definition points that you define.

  • X: Transverse - Select this option to have the software derive points for each X grid plane that intersects the landing curve. You must select a coordinate system.

  • Y: Buttock - Select this option to have the software derive points for each Y grid plane that intersects the landing curve. You must select a coordinate system.

  • Z: Waterline - Select this option to have the software derive points for each Z plane that intersects the landing curve. You must select a coordinate system.

Intersection Plane

  • BasePlane

  • From

  • Angle

  • Normal to Base Plane

  • Restore Defaults

Preview

Displays the landing curve, as currently defined by the points in the table, in the model. You can select Preview multiple times to see changes made to the landing curve as you add and edit points in the table.

Print

Prints a copy of the landing curve table as it is currently defined.

Close

Closes the dialog box.

Right-Click Menu Commands

There are several right-click commands available to help in defining the points in the table.

Cut Cell

Removes the contents of the selected cell and moves the contents to the Clipboard.

Copy Cell

Moves a copy of the selected cell contents to the Clipboard.

Paste Cell

Places a copy of the Clipboard contents in the cell.

Cut Row

Removes the contents of the selected row and moves the contents to the Clipboard.

Copy Row

Moves a copy of the selected row contents to the Clipboard.

Paste Row

Places a copy of the Clipboard contents in the row, replacing any existing values in the row.

Paste Reverse

If more than one row is copied, this command places a copy of the Clipboard contents in the same number of rows but in reverse order, replacing any existing values in the row.

Insert Cut/Copied Rows

Inserts the row on the Clipboard into a new row in the table.

Insert Reverse Rows

If more than one row is copied, this command inserts the rows from the Clipboard in the table in reverse order.

Delete

Removes the contents of the selected cell.

Insert Row

Inserts a new, empty row into the table above the selected row.

Remove Row

Removes the selected row from the table.

Make Derived

Marks the selected reference as the one that the software derives.