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  1. You can delete or keep the old installation - whichever you prefer. The old Inspire files are compatible with the new installation, so there is no urgent need to keep the installation from that perspective.
  2. Hello, this error occurs, when you have a "full academic" or "full commercial" license on your computer (e.g. from a previous installation or previous license from a university or company). The student edition will not show this error, when you have ONLY the Student Edition license. To check for your second license, you can do the following steps: 1) Check for a local license file: Go to the "Environment Variable Settings" of your installation and see, whether there is a variable "ALTAIR_LICENSE_PATH" which hints to a local license. If so, please delete this environment variable or rename or delete the license file to which it hints. After that, Save the correct Student Edition "altair_lic.dat" file to the "../security folder of your Student Edition Installation. 2) Check for a "Hosted HWU License": Maybe you still have a reference to an Altair Hosted License, which will be checked on startup of the Student Edition. Please go to: C:\Users\<yourusername>\AppData\Local\.altair_licensing\DEWLT455\ and check if there is a "*.cfg" file. If so, please delete this config file. This removes the "Hosted HWU" License on your computer. Please note that the "AppData" directory is a hidden directory - you have to activate Windows to show your hidden directories in your system settings first. After the deletion of the cfg file, please save the correct altair_lic.dat of your student edition to the ../security folder of your student edition. Best Regards Jan
  3. Hello, we enhanced Altair INSPIRE to address the issues in this thread. You can download and install INSPIRE 2019.4 to check your reported models on the same hardware as you used to. Please inform us, if the error still occurs. Altair Inspire 2019.4 can be downloaded from https://connect.altair.com - please use a university mail address to register on this customer portal (no gmail etc. can be approved). Jan
  4. That was a question from a user, that I received via mail. I publish my answer on the forum, so that other users might profit from this thread
  5. Hi, if you would like to transfer and copy a mesh from one surface or component to another, please use these functions (described in the pulldown menu): Mesh - Translate - Elements - if you would like to translate the mesh along an axis Mesh - Rotate - Elements - if you would like to rotate the mesh at an axis Mesh - Project - Elements - If you would like to adapt the mesh to a new plane Morphing - Map to Geometry - if the mesh should adapt to a new (e.g. curved instead of planar) shape To create a copy, make sure that you select the "Elems - DUPLICATE" option in the yellow entity selector. For this you first need to select the original elements and then hit the yellow selector and select "duplicate" to create a copy that will then be translated, morphed etc. Jan Mesh_Transfer.mp4
  6. Hello, as you are using shell elements, the material orientation x-axis (= E1) is by definition always in the local XY plane of the shells. In your case, you might need to consider a Solid Element model, to have a local E1 orientation in parallel to the z-axis. The material law would then be MAT9 or MAT9ORT. Jan
  7. You could use the "GPAD" Option in your contact parameters, to define a certain thickness of the contact, derived from your beam section. This could be probably done automatically, using a script.
  8. Maybe Morphing with "Map to Geometry" would be a faster approach to your task: https://www.screencast.com/t/xSRuc0nQX
  9. Here is the link to the video, explaining the contact definition: https://www.screencast.com/t/nK1NO4swbn
  10. Hello, attached is a model, that describes the contact definition using the "adjust" option. To define a contact, you have a mesh of 2D Elements and an element set on the outside of your design space and a node set containing your 1D nodes. The adjust Parameter needs to have the distance in which to search for the contact and then pushes all slave (1D) nodes to the shell. In the standard definition, the Shell Thickness is considered but not the 1D Diameter. So to avoid penetrations please set the PSHELL Thickness larger than twice your maximum Beam Cross section. In this video, the beam section is 7.7, so I set the PSHELL to 16 > 2x7.7. The Pushout direction during the adjust is influenced by your Shell Normal direction, so you need to seht the "MORIENT" option in your contact definition. To get the final position, use the "position" measure in HyperView or the corresponding OML or TCL language command in COMPOSE after reading your H3D results. Jan contactProblem1D_Altair.hm contactProblem1D.h3d contactProblem1D_Altair_ManyContacts.hm contactProblem1D_Altair_manyContacts.h3d
  11. There is no visco elastic material in Optistruct. You can implement User materials for this.
  12. Currently I’m working on my thesis and for this I’m using Hypermesh 2017. I have a few questions regarding Hypermesh 2017 and I would be really thankful if you could help me: I’m using a model, with 6 sides, which should be constrained with MPC on 3 sides and also be restrained on the other 3 sides. I actually couldn’t find the exact option for the restraints, so I guessed the best option is to use the “Suport1”. So I wanted to ask you, if you would recommend this “Suport1” for restraining the model or is there another option to restrain? The question here is: what do you want to achieve? To constraing the structure by locking single degrees of freedom to zero displacement, please use the SPC type for constraints. The MPC type is meant to lock a degree of freedom from one node to another node (e.g. Node 1 should move the same amount in x as Node 2) The Suport Constraint is meant only for inertia relief analysis - so for cases in which you constrain a structure by defining an opposing force (e.g a plane wing in the air is held by an opposing inertia force). The Force/Pressure which should be applied to the model increases in proportion. So I wanted to ask you, where do I find the option to solve this Please use the "equation" option in the forces panel to define a force / pressure distribution which is e.g. linearly increasing Which is the best Material Card for ABS (acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene) in Optistruct? I have the stress-strain-curve and also the values for E, Nu, and Rho? I can't really answer this, as it depends on your material curve (which I do not know). For a general stress strain curve, please use the MATS1 Material model MATHE would be the correct material, if your material has a hyperelastic behaviour Is there a Material Card for Visco-Elasticity Material in Optistruct? Is there an option to define MPCs and Restraints in Radioss Block100? Or is this only possible in Optistruct? You can define constraints also for the RADIOSS Solver by using the RADIOSS User Profile in HyperMesh
  13. Hello, you can export any mesh point coordinates by using the File -> Export -> Solver Deck function in HyperMesh. Please make sure that you choose a user profile (at the start of HyperMesh) and format that is supported by Catia V5. Then you should be able to import the HyperMesh generated data into your CAD system. Jan
  14. Dear Mr./Ms. currently, I am looking for a way to generate points (in 3D) over a random surface. So far I see some very impressive futures in HyperMash. I wonder if there is an opportunity to export the points that are generated with the mesh. Ideally, i would be able to generate a mesh and then export the points to CATIA V5 where I can use them.
  15. Hello, there might be many reasons, why you wont get the same result between two different solvers. For a linear static analysis in HyperWorks, your model looks fine, so I would definitely trust the results that you are getting. The reasons why they differ from Ansys might be: 1) In Ansys, you might have different Element Type (e.g. Tetras instead of Hexa / Brick elements) or a different element order (you use 2nd order elements in HyperWorks) 2) Ansys workbench might change or adapt your input or boundary conditions without notifying you, e.g. at the constraint locations 3) maybe you use a linear static analysis in HyperWorks and have defined something different (large deformation or non-linear analysis) in Ansys? 4) You might have a different location of your stress ( in HyperWorks stress is at the element center by default)?
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