hexa (spot tie)

Restriction: Available in Abaqus and OptiStruct.

Creates hexa (C3D8) elements between shell and/or solid elements in order to connect them using a tie contact definition. The hexa element nodes will project and touch the shell and/or solid element faces. During the realization, a default tie contact and referencing main and secondary surfaces are created; unless defined differently, the hexas are assigned a default property and material, and are organized into a component with the same name base as the property.

The default tie contact and material parameters can be changed in the files below this path: ..\Altair\2023.1\hwdesktop\hm\scripts\connectors\Hexa_Tie\.
Note: IDs, names, and card type cannot be changed.