Model Browser

The Model Browser is a central part of HyperWorks that allows you to get an overview, edit, and control the display of all contents of a model.

To open the Model Browser, click View > Model Browser from the menu bar.
Restriction: The Model Browser is only available in HyperMesh.

Figure 1.

The Model Browser shows all the contents of a model present in the session. Entities such as nodes, elements, connectors, geometry, loads, and subsystems are now displayed, along with other entities such as components, properties, materials, and so on.

A new grouped entity display mode shows HyperWorks entities at the first level and solver-specific sub-types at the second level. Entities are not shown in the Model content view.

Figure 2.

Additional categories for undefined and ungrouped entities are listed under each entity folder when applicable. The ‘Undefined’ folder contains all entities that a solver deck refers to but are not present in the model. The ‘Ungrouped’ folder contains all entities that are without a solver card.

The Include view of the Model Browser displays the contents of the model based on the include file, along with the node and element counts. The Include view also displays the min and max occupied IDs at the include file level, entity level, and sub-entity level. The min and max occupied ID columns can be optionally turned on in the Model content view as well.

Figure 3.
Note: The Include view can be undocked to float to docked to a different browser area.

Right-click in the browser white space to create any entity – for example, a Property. Right-click on an entity grouping to create a specific type of entity – for example, a Property of type SECTION_SHELL.

Upon creating an entity from the Model content view or the Include view, the Create Entity dialog is posted for defining entity attributes such as name, ID, and so on. The group that contains the new entity is highlighted to indicate which group it is organized into.

Figure 4.