Joe Galliera

Color shell elements based on either material or thickness

Blog Post created by Joe Galliera Employee on May 4, 2010

For shell bodies in Simulation, you can color the surfaces by either material or  thickness after the mesh is created by creating a mesh plot (right-click on the  Mesh icon after a mesh is created).  Or even before a mesh is created,  from the drop down menu: Simulation > Shells > Show color by  thickness (or Show color by material).  But for the latter, the plot  does not stay on the screen after closing the dialog box.  You can also change the colors by double-clicking the color box; see  below for result.

 

mesh_quality_settings.bmp

shell_thickness_colors.bmp

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