Enhancement Details

Offset Shells for FEM Mode

Shells that are not compressed to the midsurface are exported with an offset to NASTRAN.

Product Information

Product PTC Creo Simulate
Product / Module PTC Creo Simulate Extension
Version Wildfire 4.0
Product Functional Area Simulation - Structural & Thermal
User Interface LocationInsert > Midsurface
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

When compressing shells to a midsurface, the resulting shell is sometimes created on the red or yellow surfaces or a user-selected surface. In these cases, the output indicates an offset of the actual midsurface from the shell element location. The output to NASTRAN includes a correction for the offset.

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