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    Many thanks Tinh. I'll give it a go.
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    Optistruct - large contact forces

    Cheers Mario, Will give it a go and let you know. Kindest regards Andy
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    Optistruct - large contact forces

    Hi All, I seem to have a recurring issue and it doesn't seem to make much difference if I use S2S or N2S. I have a number of very similar models, all set up the same way and I would only expect a mild difference in stress distribution and contact. What I get is with some of the loadcases I have an extremely high contact force. Now I've encountered this before and have needed to switch to gaps but this time I really do need the contact forces exported. Here are some notes..... NLPARA = NINC 10 PARAM = CNTSTB Contact card = Adjust = auto, type = slide, MORIENT = Norm. In general, slave contact surface is smaller mesh size. I've added some images....
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    Perhaps I am not fully understanding what the GUI builder is meant to do but ideally I would like a tool to position buttons and text boxes as I am struggling with the pack commands in my scripts - I've added a pic to demonstrate my problem.
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    Cheers Tinh, Hope you are well. Yea, mine doesn't seem to have any options. All I get is a demo panel which shows me the various widgets and the code (assigned to those buttons) but nowhere to position buttons or read in code. Maybe there were more options I needed to click when installing the software and this is just a basic demo version? Cheers Andy
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    Does anyone know how to use HWTK studio to develop guis? I can't get my head around the positioning of buttons and text boxes so was hoping the HWTK gui toolkit doesn't seem to have anything like that in it. When I click file, all it offers me is Exit.... which isn't exceptionally useful.
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    How to pull Contact Results and create Pressure Loadcollector

    Hypergraph you mean? Not tried that one.
  8. Quick question everyone... Is it possible to extract contact forces in such a way that they can be imported into another model as a pressure? The model I have has wearpads with contact OPTI - so I get a text file with a force result for that contact, but when you open the result in Hyperview, you can clearly see how the force varies over the surface.. and that's what I need to simplify my model. Does anyone know how to extract that result? The image below is reported as a net of 13.4kN in the opti file yet clearly the majority is in the corner.
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    Can orphan nodes cause issues with converging

    Many thanks, that's awesome, I'll make sure to add it to my quality control process.
  10. Hi all, Been having issues with a model recently, previous versions of it have been converging but recently it seems to have just stopped converging. I've managed to get it to converge but after over an hour of processing (it should have taken 10 minutes), when viewed, there appears to be many orphan nodes. Can orphan nodes cause convergence issues? How can you get rid of them in hypermesh? Cheers Andy
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    OPTISTRUCT - Contacts

    Dear me I am slow at responding, sorry I hadn't seen your reply. Alas I can't share the model itself as it is for a client. I can confirm that the problem converged. I can share the out and CNTF file. Subcase 107, contact pad 3 & 11. I can confirm that the distance between both contact surfaces is 1.75-(1.5+0.005) = 0.245mm & 2.6-(2.5+0.005) = 0.095mm respectively. Clearance is set to 0.0mm. Sorry I can't share more.
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    Viewing Loadstep Subtitle In Hyperview Window Notes

    Along those lines but the loadcase subtitle is not a selectable option. Seems a bit strange to have the option in Hypermesh but no means in Hyperview to access it.
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    Viewing Loadstep Subtitle In Hyperview Window Notes

    Hi Pranav, Many thanks alas I should have been a bit clearer in my initial description, am aware of how to add notes on hyperview and have a standard set up template (see below), I'm looking to add to that template with the loadcase subtitle... alas the struggle. Model: {window.shortmodelfilename} Title: {window.modeltitle} Boom Angle/Extension: [i.e. 0Deg / 0mm] Loadcase: {window.loadcase}
  14. Hi all, I'd like to be able to display Loadstep Subtitles in the upper left window notes in Hyperview but cannot find a command (looking for something along the lines of {window.modeltitle}) in the help section. Any ideas anyone? Cheers Andy
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    HYPERMESH - Selecting nodes via Tag Names

    Ok weird... deleted last } then put it back in... now works like a dream!