Point from Coordinate System - Intergraph Smart 3D - Help

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Tooltip: PointFromCS

Creates a point at the defined X, Y, and Z distances from the origin of the selected coordinate system or from a selected point.

Required Input

Coordinate system

Optional Input

Reference point

Parameters

X, Y, and Z distances

Output

Point

Point from Coordinate System Ribbon (for geometric constructions)

Select

Selects an existing geometric construction object, such as a curve or surface, to edit or delete.

Add

Selects geometry that defines a new geometric construction. This option is used with the numbered step options listed below.

Delete

Deletes a selected geometric construction.

Cancel

Cancels the macro, closes the geometric construction ribbon and the Geometric Construction Palette dialog box, and then returns to the main command ribbon.

Close

Verifies the validity of values selected for the options, closes the geometric construction ribbon and the Geometric Construction Palette dialog box, and then returns to the main command ribbon. The selected values are still available when you click again on the main command ribbon.

Geometric Construction

Displays the current geometric construction interface. You can also select:

  • A different, recently-used interface.

  • More - Opens the Select Geometric Construction dialog box. For a new geometric construction, all interfaces delivered with the software are available. For an existing geometric construction, only similar interface types are available.

Geometric constructions displaying only in the Select Geometric Construction dialog box are not intended for general usage. You should first consult your Intergraph support representative before using these geometric constructions.

1

Specifies the coordinate system.

Specifies a reference point from which X, Y, and Z distances are measured. If no reference point is selected, the X, Y, and Z distances are measured from the origin of the coordinate system. This value is optional.

Color Coding

For a new geometric construction, you can identify the status of input items by the background color of the step:

  • - No background color when there is no input.

  • - Yellow background when an input is selected.

  • - Blue background when an input was selected for the previous geometric construction. The input can also be used for the current geometric construction.

Selected inputs display highlighted in pink in the Workspace Explorer and as pink dotted lines in the graphic view:

When changing an existing geometric construction to a different definition, colors represent the different value changes:

  • and - No background color when you keep the value of the original geometric construction.

  • and - Yellow background when you change a value.

  • and - Blue background when the software changes a value to a new suggested value.

 Reject

Clears the selections for the current step.

 Accept

Accepts the current selections and displays a preview.

Continue

Completes the geometric construction definition. The ribbon continues to display so that you can define parameters for additional geometry.

The geometric constructions are not created and saved to the model until you click Finish on the main command ribbon to create the model object.

X

Specifies the distance along the X-axis from the origin or reference point.

Y

Specifies the distance along the Y-axis from the origin or reference point.

Z

Specifies the distance along the Z-axis from the origin or reference point.

Point from Coordinate System Ribbon (for topological points in the Molded Forms task)

 Properties

Opens the Properties dialog box for the selected geometric construction. This option is only available after selecting an existing geometric construction.

Geometric Construction

Displays the current geometric construction interface. You can also select a different, recently-used interface.

More

Opens the Select Geometric Construction dialog box. For a new geometric construction, all interfaces delivered with the software are available. For an existing geometric construction, only similar interface types are available. For more information, see GeometricConstructions.chm and CMNSTRGeometricConstructions.chm in the [Product Folder]\Programming\Help folder, available when Programming Resources is installed.

1

Specifies the coordinate system.

Specifies a reference point from which X, Y, and Z distances are measured. If no reference point is selected, the X, Y, and Z distances are measured from the origin of the coordinate system. This value is optional.

Color Coding

Creating

For a new geometric construction, you can identify the status of input items by the background color of the step:

  • - No background when no input is selected.

  • - Yellow background when an input is selected.

  • - Blue background when an input was selected from the previous geometric construction and can be used for the current geometric construction.

Selected inputs appear highlighted in pink in the Workspace Explorer and as pink dotted lines in the graphic view:

Editing

When modifying an existing geometric construction to a different definition, the colors are used differently:

  • and - No background when the value of the original geometric construction is retained.

  • and - Yellow background when you change a value.

  • and - Blue background when the software changes a value to a new suggested value.

Multi-editing

When modifying multiple existing geometric constructions and an input or parameter is available for all selections:

  • - Blue background when the input is the same for all selected geometric constructions.

  • - No background with pink underline when the input is different for all selected geometric constructions.

  • - Blue background with pink underline when the input is different for some selected geometric constructions.

  • - Yellow background with pink underline when all inputs that were originally the same have been changed. Remaining values have not been changed.

  • - No background and no text displayed when the value of the parameter is different for the selected geometric constructions. Each value, along with the applicable geometric constructions, are available as selections in the box, as shown in the following example.

 Reject

Clears the current selections.

 Accept

Accepts the current selections, and displays a preview.

Finish

Completes geometric construction definition. The ribbon is still displayed, and parameters for additional geometry can be defined.

Name

Specifies the name of the geometric construction.

Parent

Specifies a parent for the geometric construction. Select one of the following:

  • The current model. This is the default value.

  • More - Select a system in the model.

The New GC Set option is not used for topological points.

X

Specifies the distance along the X-axis from the origin or reference point.

Y

Specifies the distance along the Y-axis from the origin or reference point.

Z

Specifies the distance along the Z-axis from the origin or reference point.

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