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Intergraph Smart 3Dx Property Descriptions

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Displays properties for marine member assembly connections. Marine member assembly connections define the necessary trimming between member parts and the generation of parts such as base plates, gusset plates, and clip angles. Assembly connections control member features including cutbacks, copes, notches, bolt holes, and slots. Whether or not features are placed depends on the member assembly connection type and the geometry of the connection between the members.

The order in which the properties display in your view depends on your configuration.

Approval State

Specifies the status of the selected object or filter. Changing this property sets the Status. The display depends on your access level. You might be unable to change the status of the object. The list is defined by the ApprovalStatus codelist.

Smart 3Dx saves an object to the database when you change that object's status. Use Undo (CTRL + Z) to reverse the status change.

You can only edit or manipulate an object with a status of Working.

Connection Configuration Type

Specifies the configuration of the connection. This property is used by drawings.

  • Normal connection such as bound or profile on plate

  • Corner connection

  • Split connection.

Created by

Specifies the name of the person who created the object.

Date Created

Specifies the creation date of the object.

Date Last Modified

Specifies the date of the last modification to the object.

Geometry Configuration

Specifies the relative orientation of the two ports in the connection. This property is used by drawings.

  • Side on face

  • Face on side

  • Side on side

  • Face on face


Specifies the URL or local file path associated with the object. Click the hyperlink to open the page or object in your default browser. Point to the hyperlink to display the URL or path as a tooltip.


Specifies the descriptive text associated with the hyperlink.


Specifies the web address or local file name associated with the hyperlink. The URL must include the protocol, such as http: or https:, as well as the domain name. For example,

Is Named by Rule

Specifies whether the object name is determined by a rule.

Last Modified by

Specifies the name of the person who last modified the object.


Specifies the name of the selected object. If the name is too long to entirely display in the box, point to the box to display the complete name as a tool tip. If the name is not defined by a rule, User Defined displays. If this name is generated by a naming rule, Naming Rule displays. If you type a name in this box, Smart 3Dx automatically changes the naming rule to User Defined.

Naming Rule ProgID

Specifies the Prog ID associated with the naming rule.

Parent System

Specifies the parent system for the object. Recently used systems that are appropriate to assign as the parent system for this object as well as the Select from Workspace and Select from Model options display in the list. The most recently used system displays at the top.

The parent system of the object must have an Approval Status of Working before you can change the Parent System value. If the Approval Status of the parent system is not set to Working, this value is read-only.

Select Interactively

Turns on or off the interactive selection. When this option is on, you can select the parent object in a graphic view or any of the explorers.

Select from Workspace ICON Select from Workspace

Displays the Select Parent System Dialog with the Workspace tab open. The workspace is the subset of the active model database you specified when you started your design session. Navigate the hierarchy to select the parent system, and then click OK.

Select from Model ICON Select from Model

Displays the Select Parent System Dialog with the Model tab open. The model is all of the objects in the active model database, including those that are not part of your workspace. Navigate the hierarchy to select the parent system, and then click OK.