I have a weldment with over 100 parts made of plate steel. I am modeling it primarily as surfaces so that I can mesh it with shell elements, always with the surface on one side of the shell. How can I tell which way the shell offset is going in the shell element?
Hi Bob: It depends on which direction the "Shell Bottoms" are oriented (the orange-colored side of the mesh). We did a little video on the shell offset options at GoEngineer, on our YouTube channel (youtube.com/user/goengineer). Here is a link to it. The title is: