Project normal to target mesh: If the element centroid projected along every elementnormal lies within the geometrical ply definition, it is associated with this ply uponrealization.
Normal by ply contour: Projection along a normal on a surface derived from the lines of aply contour.
Specified direction: A user can define the projection direction.- Enhancements in reviewing composite definitions
Abaqus and Nastran interfaces now support 3D ply review including display of ply angledefinition.
For continuum shells a transparent representation of the original element geometry isshown in addition to the 3D visualization of the ply information assigned to the elements bya property. This mode is enabled when using 3D ply visualization in combination with‘Traditional and 3D element representation’ visualization mode.
-Add/Delete vertex for shell and solid sections
This mode is accessed by pressing the second to last button in the toolbar. This button isonly active for shell and solid beam sections.
Clicking this button launches into add and delete vertex mode.
In this mode, left clicking on or near any part (for a shell) or perimeter (for a solid) willcreate a new vertex on the nearest part or perimeter. The part or perimeter will be divertedto now run through the new vertex. If a clicked point is nearer to the end of a part than asegment of it, the part will be extended.
In this mode, right clicking any vertex will delete the vertex.- Text editing on screen
This mode is accessed by clicking the third to last button in the toolbar and is the same asinteractive dimension changing, vertex moving, and thickness altering.
In this mode, double clicking on a dimension or a thickness, which are represented onscreen as text, will allow create a box around the text and allow you to edit it. The onlyavailable options to edit the text are backspace to delete characters, the ten number keys,and the period. Exponential notation is not allowed.- Delete part or perimeter
This mode is accessed by pressing the last button in the toolbar. This button is only activefor shell and solid beam sections.
Clicking this button launches into delete part or perimeter mode.
In this mode, left clicking on or near any part (for a shell) or perimeter (for a solid) willdelete the nearest part or perimeter.- Auto-weld for shell sections