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Intergraph Smart 3Dx Property Descriptions

Intergraph Smart 3D

Specifies the method for creating the knuckle. This list is only available if the Override Rule check box is selected. The availability of methods depends on the profile cross-section type and the plate seam condition. The list is defined by the ProfileKnuckleManufacturingMethod codelist.


Indicates that the knuckled part displays the bend radius after detailing. The Flat Bar cross-section type is supported for this option.


Indicates that the knuckle point behaves as a design seam. You must run the Execute Split Command command to split the profile system. During detailing, the end cut rules determines the part geometry. The plane bisecting the knuckle angle is passed to the end cut rules. All cross-section types are supported.


Indicates that no seam or radius is created. This applies to EA, UA, BF and Flat Bar cross-section types. This option is available when the knuckle angle is 2° or less.


Indicates that the tangential extension of the profile can extend beyond the profile seam. The software determines part geometry and applicable end cuts. The profile is trimmed to the plate contours after detailing. All cross-section types are supported.

Bend Plus Feature

Indicates that when a profile is bent about its weak axis, Smart 3Dx places a feature or features on a profile after detailing. The resulting features that are placed are based on a combination of the profile knuckle rule and the smart occurrence rules. For example, an edge feature and an insert plate feature are placed on a profile that has a concave bend with its flange oriented on the convex side. This applies to UA and EA cross-section types with heights of 200 mm or more and knuckle angles of 90° or less.