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Symmetry Fixture Problems With Shell Elements

Question asked by 1-KEXUXG on Apr 23, 2010
Latest reply on Apr 26, 2010 by Ameer Chilakala

First, in SW 2010 surfaces must be inserted in the model because reference geometry cannot be selected when setting up a symmetry fixture. Can't you SW developers do better than that?


So, I insert surfaces, big surfaces for two planes of symmetry that go to the extremities of the model, and I exclude them from the FEA study.  I can select these surfaces to set up the symmetry fixtures.  But when I run the study, the solver reports that the symmetry transfer failed.


So, how does on set up symmetries with shell elements?