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How to display the thickness of a 2D shell mesh in NX Nastran post-processing?

How to display the thickness of a 2D shell mesh in NX Nastran post-processing?

How to display the thickness of a 2D shell mesh in NX Nastran post-processing?

(OP)
Hi All,

Can someone tell me how to display the thickness of a 2D shell mesh in NX Nastran post-processing?

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Frank

RE: How to display the thickness of a 2D shell mesh in NX Nastran post-processing?

Hi
I don't know what you mean by "NX Nastran post-processing". But if it is Femap try View-Advanced Post - Contour Model Data - Check "Show Model Data Contour" - Select "Plane Element Thickness"

Good Luck

Thomas

RE: How to display the thickness of a 2D shell mesh in NX Nastran post-processing?

(OP)
Hi Thomas,

Sorry for the confusion.
I mean to display a 2D shell mesh like a 3D body with its actual thickness. Is it doable?

RE: How to display the thickness of a 2D shell mesh in NX Nastran post-processing?

Hi

I don't know. I am not familiar with that post processor.

Thomas

RE: How to display the thickness of a 2D shell mesh in NX Nastran post-processing?

(OP)
Thanks, Thomas
I'll try to do that with Femap.

RE: How to display the thickness of a 2D shell mesh in NX Nastran post-processing?

Hi again

If you are working with Femap, try View - Options - Element Orientation Shape - Show Fiber Thickness.



I suppose it may be Femap you are using smile.

Thomas

RE: How to display the thickness of a 2D shell mesh in NX Nastran post-processing?

(OP)
Many thanks, Thomas.
Currently, I'm using Simcenter. And I'm going to study Femap.

RE: How to display the thickness of a 2D shell mesh in NX Nastran post-processing?

in SimCenter, for the 2d mesh collector of interest: Edit Display, tick the 2D display option

RE: How to display the thickness of a 2D shell mesh in NX Nastran post-processing?

(OP)
Thanks, JBlack68
It works only in pre-processing. I can't find this option in post-processing when I check the result.

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