Hi,

I have a FE model which is symmetric about one coordinate system plane. Due to unsymmetric load cases, I cannot use a half model. Despite the unsymmetric loads, I have to ensure, that the sizing results in a symmetric model based on manufacturing demands.

Therefore, I created my FE model where elements on both sides of the symmetry plane have the same sections/properties. Thus, in my other FE calculations, it is guaranteed that I always get symmetric material and thickness distributions.

The different section/property regions are my components in HyperSizer. This however creates problems in HyperSizer for the extraction of reaction loads and calculation of buckling spans. Thus, I use the "Seperate Disconnected Components" in the FEMViewer for Assemblies or DisplayGroups.

My problem now is, that I still want to guarantee a symmetric model. Therefore I link the separated components in Groups in FEMViewer. This can be a quite annoying task the more components I have in my model which are separated.

Is it possible to implement an additional option in FEMViewer called e.g. "Seperate Disconnected Components and Group". This option could do the normal separation and automatically group the separated components.

This feature would be a tremendous help for me and maybe for others too. Or is there already such a feature and I just did not find it?