Is there a way to display the thickness of a shell for visual purposes?
There is an option to show color by thickness. If you go to the menu up top and select simulation>shells>show color by thickness. you can define colors for the different thicknesses. I do not know of a way short of adding an annotation to get the thickness value to show up in the graphics area.
rmb on mesh ->got to mesh plots-> plot shell thickness
Is that an option only in 2012? I'm not seeing it in the rmb drop down when clicking on 'mesh' in the study feature tree.
You must create the mesh>then rmb on the mesh in the tree>then select create mesh plot. Set up your properties and you got it. It is in 2011
ah yes. I have plotted it now but thats not exactly what I was looking for. I was looking to show the shell model with the thickness added to the surface. For example, you would be able to see if the shell was on the mid plane, top or bottom.
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