Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!
  • Students Click Here

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Auto generate variable plate thickness

Auto generate variable plate thickness

Auto generate variable plate thickness


Does anyone know of a way in FEMAP to easily generate thickness values for plate elements that are variable over a surface?  You would have to generate a separate property for each element since thickness is defined in the property rather than with the element itself.  I vaguely seem to recall that this was possible in Patran, but its been to many years; I only have access to FEMAP now anyway.



RE: Auto generate variable plate thickness

Hi Steve,

Yes, you can do this in FEMAP by first meshing the surface with plate elements and then going to Modify-Update Elements-Adjust Plate. Select the elements you want to modify, and then the "Update Plate Element Thickness" window will appear. You can then use the Equation option in there to define your variable thickness.

Thank you,

Jonas Dalidd
Noran Engineering, Inc.

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login


White Paper - PLM and ERP: Their Respective Roles in Modern Manufacturing
Leading manufacturers are aligning their people, processes, and tools from initial product ideation through to field service. They do so by providing access to product and enterprise data in the context of each person’s domain expertise. However, it can be complicated and costly to unite engineering with the factory and supply chain. Download Now

Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close