Component is a set of elements or nodes. It allows to store the important selection and to reuse it later in plots, tables, reports, etc.
To create the component execute the- menu command. Enter the title and select the component entity type: nodes or elements.
Make a selection using Selector Control and press to create the component.
It is possible to create Component using other components (that was created before).
In the Selector Control press and then click . The list with existing components will be displayed.
Search - contains 2 useful commands: Go to ID and Filter names. Filter is case insensitive and checks if an item contains the Filter Word.
To import Groups from Components execute- . Selected items to import:
To export Components to Groups execute- . Select items to export:
Open window to plot selected components in colors and put labels using.
Create multiple components based on rules:
Beam Section Finder tool.- recognize line elements by planes (XY, YZ, ZX, Other or All planes) and create separate component for each recognized connected group. Works in similarity to
- create separate component from selected materials/properties;
- recognize group of elements between each two selected neighbor sections of certain type (X, Y or Z) from the list and create separate components. Elements of the sections are included in selection.