This function can translate spotwelds from one formulation to another one.
The common nodes between two parts are disconnected. The elements linked to those nodes are unwarped and a spot mark file is created:
|1.||From the Menu Bar, select Connections > Disconnection > Nodes Disconnection.|
A Write Spotweld File window appears.
|2.||Enter the name of the spot mark file.|
To recreate the spotwelds, it is necessary to read the created file again. See spotweld / create.
Rigid bodies, rivets, and springs:
|1.||From the Menu Bar, select Connections > Disconnection > Rigid Bodies, Rivets and Springs.|
A Translate Rigid Bodies, Rivets & Springs window appears.
|2.||Click the desired option in the top of the window, |
These functions can translate rigid bodies, springs type 13 and rivets from one type to another. Only the rigid bodies with two secondary nodes can be translated.
|4.||Click the desired option in the bottom part of the window. |
These functions can translate rigid bodies 2 nodes, springs type 4, 8 or 13 and rivets into Altair spotwelds.
|6.||In the case of Rigid body 2 nodes to Spring type 13, the property of the spring is needed. The default can be changed:|
|•||In the Prop. Name field, replace the default property name with the a new property name, or|
|•||Click Prop Name: and in the sub-window that appears (displaying the available properties from the database), select the desired property.|
|7.||In the case of the Spring type 4, 8 and 13 to Altair Spotfile, the parts of springs can be selected:|
|•||Click the box next to Select Spring Parts.|
|•||In the new sub-window that appears, click the desired parts to select them. Several parts from this list can be selected using the SHIFT, CTRL, or SHIFT+CTRL keys.|
|•||Click Sel/Un. to select or deselect the spring parts.|
|•||Click OK to validate the selection; or|
|•||Click Cancel to cancel the selection.|
|12.||The default distance values between the the nodes are written in the dmin and dmax fields. The distance can be changed by:|
|•||Entering the new dmin and dmax values; or|
|•||Modifying dmin and dmax by clicking .|
It is recommended to write the spot marks to a file:
|1.||Click Write RADIOSS Spotfile. The default file name, Spotfile, can be modified by typing the new name in the window. (This option is not always available.)|
|2.||Click OK to start the translation.|
|3.||Click Cancel to cancel the translation.|
To recreate the spotwelds, it will be necessary to read the created file again. See spotweld / create.