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Export thickness of 2d elements as iges

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Hi,

 

I have been doing some size and composites optimizations and have been working with 2D elements. I want to export the geometry including the results of the thickness of my elements/plys to visualize in other prgramms (eg iges, step).

 

Is this possible? if so how?

thanks

 

Diego

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Hi Diegoz,

 

There are few tools available in Aerospace profile. You can use them to export shape of your plies. But I doubt whether the same exports the thickness. 

 

My understanding is, size optimized results may have discrete thickness for individual plies, it is easy to assign in any other.

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Export the complete  stacking  data ( stacking sequence ,  ply info such as , thickness , theta , ply shape  etc ) in a hdf5  file format  , this is very similar to fibersim data. 

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thank you for your reply,

 

unfortunately this does not help me very much. Since I dont want to export the information of the thickness.

 

What I want is to export some sort of file (best would be iges or step) with a 3D model of the visualization of the thickness of the plys. Like when you press the button for 3D visualization of 2D elements and you can see all plies and their thickness. Is there a way of converting this 3D visualization into a solid or stl file?

 

thank you in advance

Diegoz

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Hi Diegoz,

 

There is an option in Aerospace profile where you can convert shell to solid. Check if that is any help for you.

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Hi Prakash,

 

I have only the student version, since I am using hyperworks 14 for my master thesis. I dont find the aerospace profile. Is it also in the student version?

 

 

 

best regards,

Diego

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On 5/27/2016 at 6:31 AM, Prakash Pagadala said:

Hi Diegoz,

 

There is an option in Aerospace profile where you can convert shell to solid. Check if that is any help for you.

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Even you could convert from "shell" to "Solid", but that's FE entities. How you can export them into IGES/STEP asked by author of this thread?

 

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I know how to export solids into iges or step. But my problem is that my shells are not solids and I dont have the aerospace profile.

 

How can I get the aerospace profile?

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