Selecting contact pairs has always been a bit cumbersome in FEA… Of course an auto generate contact algorithm would be great, but in the mean time can we just duplicate a given contact pair? This would save a lot of time in the example of a Printed Circuit Board with surface mount components, where one of the contact pairs (the top of the board, or example) is common throughout. Thanks!
Have you tried the Topological Entity Sets?
This are useful to give a reasonable name to the surfaces and reuse them through the simulation definition, for example:
Hope this helps you.
I have, thank you!
It definitely saves some time during selection, however I first made the mistake of creating them in the Geometry instead of the Mesh. Ugh.
I really, REALLY, wish there was a parametric tie between the Geo and the Mesh in Simcale. For those that use Simscale as a “design tool”, and thus plan on many geometry changes, it is critical to have that link.
@fastwayjim, great input - keep those suggestions coming.
- Could not agree more on how valuable associative topology handling will be! It’s very high on our priority list and we’re working aggressively on it! Stay tuned on that one!
- Duplication of contact constraints should be fairly simple enhancements - I’ll check if we can bump this up in priority. In fact duplication of boundary conditions will be release shortly
Awesome! Can’t wait!
Okay, nevermind. Just a learning curve issue on my part… I just created a single contact set with many slave surfaces, using the board top as the master (per the electronics tutorial, duh!).