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In order to define a plane containing a circle, I need the center of the circle and the normal of the plane. Getting the center is simple using hm_getbestcirclecenter. I have not been able to find a means of getting the normal. If it were possible to get the coordinates of two points on the circle, I could use those with the coordinates of the circle center to calculate the normal. However, I haven't been able to find a means of getting those two points.
I'd like to create some surfaces with lines using the *splinesurface. When I execute the scripts, it says "unable to trim the plane by input lines". The scripts: *collectorcreateonly components "comp1" "" 4 *createmarkpanel lines 1 "Select lines to create the comp1 component:" *createplane 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 *surfacesplineonlinesloop 1 1 0 0 *collectorcreateonly components "comp2" "" 5 *createmarkpanel lines 1 "Select lines to create the comp2 component:" *createplane 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 *surfacesplineonlinesloop 1 1 0 0 *collectorcreateonly components "comp3" "" 6 *createmarkpanel lines 1 "Select lines to create the comp3 component:" *createplane 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 *surfacesplineonlinesloop 1 1 0 0 ... But when I execute the one which is wrong alone, it's all right. thanks
I am creating a model using thin shell surfaces for a ship-type structure where the side slopes outwards from the bottom. I would like to be able to cut the side stiffeners on a plane normal to the sloping side, not parallel to the global axes. I have created an axis system with the Z axis normal to the side, but use of this system seems to be very inconsistent in Hypermesh v13. I can create a surface by extruding a line in the local Z direction, but I can't create a line by extruding a node. I can't create nodes using coordinates along the local system. I can't break a surface on any plane except one of the global planes. I have done what I want by creating a vector then a line then a surface and breaking self-intersecting surfaces, but it is very long-winded. It would be so much easier if I could break the surface using local planes at a given base node! Any chance of Hypermesh adding a local system option to the edit - surface - plane form?