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Drape Estimator - How to export !?

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Hey,

Is there a possibility to export the results of the "Drape Estimation" (elements or surface of the Flat Shapes) ? 

Obviously there is a graphic result, but its neither elements nor a surface. 

 

thanks

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Hi @Steffen_M

 

You can export the drape data to solver deck. Click export>> Solver deck. Drape data will of elements will be written in the solver file. 

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Dear Prakash Pagadala,

 

i have the same problem such as Steffen. Although, i dont want to export the Elements with new coordinate systems to a Solver. I would like to export the flat drape surface, so i can cut my preform with this geometry.

 

Is it possible to export the contour to an .dxf or similar format?

 

Best regards,

 

Nik

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Hi Prakash Pagadala,

 

thank you for the fast reply! I am asking myself now: Why can you plot the surface, when you cant export it at the moment? Is it because this feature is implemented before the export feature was finished, or is there a different use that I am not taking into account?

 

Best regards,

 

Nik

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On 12.4.2018 at 3:50 PM, Prakash Pagadala said:

Hi @Nikolas Tsombanis

 

Using Drape estimator you export flat wrap data.

 

 

Hi @Prakash Pagadala,

thank you for the answer. I go to the Drape Estimator, choose my ply, choose "Flat Shape" as Review Option and Click Apply. Then the flat Shape shows up. How to proceed with export?

 

Second question: Is it possible to export the drape angles from hypermesh to LSDyna? We want to use hypermesh for the drape simulation and use LSDyna for structural analysis.

 

Thank you,

 

Nikolas

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Hi Nikolas,

 

Sorry for missing this out.

 

Which version of HM are you using?

 

Please create an Environment variable AERO_TOOLS= 1, (if you using 2017+) and try again. 

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Hi Prakash,

no problem! Thank you for responding to my problem.

I am using Hyperworks 14.0.

I'm not sure if this is a 2017+ Version. I'm going to try your suggestion. Thanks a lot!

 

Edit: I asked our IT and figured that we have an 2017 update available. I will update and report if it solved my problem. Thank you.

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On 6/4/2018 at 10:44 AM, Prakash Pagadala said:

Hi Nikolas,

 

Sorry for missing this out.

 

Which version of HM are you using?

 

Please create an Environment variable AERO_TOOLS= 1, (if you using 2017+) and try again. 

Hello Prakash,

i updated Hyperworks to the 2017 Version. Also i created an environment variable, set its name to "AERO_TOOLS" and set the Value to "1".

 

Afterwards i started Hyperworks 2017.2. I rightclicked the Ply, selected "Drape" and then "Laminate Tools". When i try to calculate something, it says that "Laminate Tools is not installed on this Machine". Is this a Problem with our license, or do you have to buy this module seperately?

When i use the "Drape Estimator" instead, im able to calculate some Properties for each ply. After reviewing the "Flat Shape" of a ply, i hit Export. Hyperworks sadly won't export anything to my set workdirectory.

So i seem to have some new functions in this update, but im not able to use them properly. What could be the reason?

 

Nik

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Hi Prakash,

i replaced the attached script. Now i get a .stp file after i export, but it seems to be the original ply-geometry and not the flat shape geometry.

Here are the steps that im doing:

1)Calculate ply

2)Review Ply, Review Option: Flat shape

3) I see a blue line, which should indicate the flat shape

4) I go to Export, Set Working directory, select Ply 1 that i have calculated and click apply.

 

Where is my mistake?

 

Edit: Maybe i have explained it wrong: I would like to export the flat shape geometry, so that i can create a Drape-Ply-Book.

 

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On ‎6‎/‎22‎/‎2018 at 10:25 AM, tsombnik said:

Hi Prakash,

i replaced the attached script. Now i get a .stp file after i export, but it seems to be the original ply-geometry and not the flat shape geometry.

Here are the steps that im doing:

1)Calculate ply

2)Review Ply, Review Option: Flat shape

3) I see a blue line, which should indicate the flat shape 

4) I go to Export, Set Working directory, select Ply 1 that i have calculated and click apply.

 

Where is my mistake?

 

Edit: Maybe i have explained it wrong: I would like to export the flat shape geometry, so that i can create a Drape-Ply-Book.

 

Hi, 

could somebody found a solution on this Topic?

 

Thank you for your answer.

 

David

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