Step 3: Create the Initial Geometry

Step 3: Create the Initial Geometry

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Step 3: Create the Initial Geometry

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As the example contains only one layer (whereas a real airbag has at least two) this example will use the EXPAND operator which will do the entire job. For a more detailed description of the EXPAND operator, please see the EXPAND Operator section.


Figure 6: Choosing the geometry input panel.

1.First, click the Input Geom button (Figure 6) which will open the corresponding panel (Figure 7).


Figure 7: Choosing the expand input method.

2.Next, click the Expand a 1D Part button which opens the appropriate panel (Figure 8).


Figure 8: The EXPAND method panel.

3.Now go back to the tree and select the only part as shown in Figure 9.


Figure 9: Selecting the part in the tree view.

4.Next, click the tree icon. A message confirming that the part has been selected in the tree will appear at the bottom of the message window.
5.Enter the parameters' values as in Figure 8 and click Do. The result in the graphic area should be similar to what is seen in Figure 10.


Figure 10: The airbag obtained by EXPAND.

When this is achieved, the folding process can start.

See also

Initial Geometry Input

Call the Safety Tool

The Fold Definition