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Miscellaneous Software Topics / Re: Viewing Optimal Design in FEM Viewer
« Last post by Stephen on September 04, 2019, 07:43:46 AM »
Hi Ruben,

Thanks for the feedback. While it is not currently possible to turn on feature lines for this view, I have passed this onto our developers for consideration in a future release.

Miscellaneous Software Topics / Viewing Optimal Design in FEM Viewer
« Last post by Ruben on September 04, 2019, 04:46:16 AM »

When viewing the optimal design in the FEM Viewer for an orthogrid concept it creates a yellow solid with no feature lines visible (see attached), so it is difficult to make out the stiffeners and their respective heights. Is it possible to show feature lines as you already have all the data and I'm assuming it would be a simple task to shade it correctly.

Those two variables are missing from the spreadsheet utility and must be added to the VBA code. See attached screenshots for the code that needs to be added. VBA code is accessed by: View Tab>Macros>View Macros>Edit.

Once this code is added, the rectangular beam width and material can be retrieved with the keywords "Wt" and "Mw".

Thanks for reply, but still need some assistance.

If the Composite Strength, Interlaminar Shear analysis is an Analysis Default it causes problems running when switching between using Effective Laminates and Discrete Laminates in Detail Sizing.

Is there a way for the interlaminar shear analysis to be turned off when using effective laminates in detail sizing? As it causes problems with "Data Reqd" and does not give a Min MS.

When going back to using discrete laminates it runs OK as it uses the orthotropic interlaminar shear strengths.
Miscellaneous Software Topics / Re: FEA Constraints for Assembly Projects
« Last post by Stephen on August 28, 2019, 08:23:33 AM »
Hi James,

Unfortunately there is not currently an option to use FEA Constraints when running multiple projects through the Assembly Project Runner; it must be done per-project.

Miscellaneous Software Topics / FEA Constraints for Assembly Projects
« Last post by on August 27, 2019, 02:41:21 PM »
I have been utilizing the Assembly Projects feature, and I love how much faster I can get results, but I haven't noticed an option similar to the "FEA Constraints" option available with the "Run Nastran" feature. Is it possible to utilize FEA Constraints while using the Assembly Projects feature?
Scripting / Re: Deleting Laminates
« Last post by Stephen on August 26, 2019, 04:57:23 PM »

Unfortunately no, it is not possible to delete laminates using the scripting API. This can be efficiently accomplished using the material cleanup form, though this does require opening the software interface.

Scripting / Deleting Laminates
« Last post by cfriedland5 on August 26, 2019, 04:50:41 PM »
Is it possible to delete laminates with a script like we can with isotropic and orthotropic materials?
Hi, I'm trying to pull data from a HDB for rectangular beams using the HS spreadsheet utility.  I have been able to successfully pull the beam height, using the keyword H, but have not been able to figure out what keyword to use for width or for the material selected (which is a HyperLam DL).  I've already looked through all the keywords in the keywords worksheet and in the HyperSizer online support.  Can you help?  Thanks, Carl
Analyzing & Optimizing Stiffened Panels / Re: FEM Viewer of grid stiffened panel
« Last post by garyjh on August 19, 2019, 09:51:37 AM »
Its the main viewer - see attached example. It would be good to have 0 & 90 direction added and spacing from results to allow images to be grabbed.
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