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    Dear Miezan, Have you tried training models? When you are learning Click2Extrude, it is strongly recommended to first try tutorial models. These are available in Help document. Press F1 key on key board. I checked your model, the solids organized not as per requirements. 1. Polymer die assemblies are made of stack/series of steel plates. They are placed one after another. 2. Hence, our workflow is geared towards this assumption, you should have series of die plates - placed one after another. 3. when you extract flow volume, Click2Extrude will automatically extract solids from each die plate and name them as Plate1, Plate2, .. and the last plate is assembly where polymer takes final shape is called as Land plate; hence last solid is named as "Land" 4. then you go and extract profile solid Issues in your model: You have entire bar and nozzle named as Land. But it should have been sub dived as shown in image below. I have corrected the model and please try with that. nozzle_corrected.stmod
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    Dear Milanb, Can you please provide more details on what trouble you are facing? Have you tried tutorial models? I will recommend to first try tutorial models and understand requirement for Click2Extrude. Regards, Narendra Singh
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  6. Hello everyone, I hope you guys can help me out. I am trying to prepare a part for 3d Printing and to save material, I want to create "arches" that support a freeform surface. The issue here is, that I have to make sure that there are no overhangs between the arches, so the upper surfaces of the pillars need to be next to each other at all times. I was hoping to do create a grid of 10 by 10 mm rectangles on top and 5 by 5 mm rectangles on the flat bottom surface of the part and then project the 10x10 mm rectangles onto the surface that is to be supported. With this method I will ensure that there are no gaps on the roof. Unfortunately, i haven't found a working method to connect the upper and lower grid in a fashion, that they respectively create the pillar structure. I also tried making the pillar structure first, duplicating it and then projecting the upper rectangles onto the freeform surface to update the entire thing...no success. My Question is, does anyone have experience with this kind of design and knows an effective way to design this? I would hate to create each pillar individually. Thank you guys in advance and looking forward to figuring out a solution to this.First tries at figuring out the seperate steps
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  9. Programming in Inspire 2017

    By the way, if I use Optistruct or Hyperworks, is it possible to program the material properties or other properties? I'm also planning to program mesh type (I would like to set as beam elements rather than solid elements)
  10. Programming in Inspire 2017

    Hi Felix, Unfortunately, it is still a concept, so I haven't made any models... First thing I have to do is to accurately model 3D truss structures in Inspire. But thanks anyway. Best regards,
  11. Programming in Inspire 2017

    Hi grasshopper, neither programming within Inspire or anisotropic materials are supported. Maybe there is a way to model your wire with the features we have already. Feel free to share ideas and pictures (if possible). Regards, Felix
  12. Programming in Inspire 2017

    Greetings, I'm thinking about optimizing a 3D-truss structure by Inspire 2017 7305. And I would like to know whether it is possible to program the property of materials. I'd like to design a part of the structure as a tension wire. So, I'd like to define its compression stiffness as zero, and its tension stiffness as non-zero. If it is not possible, I would appreciate if anyone can tell me how to do that (though it may be beyond the scope of this website).
  13. Setting of Weighting function

    I'm sorry for my late reply... Thank you very much for your detailed explanation.
  14. Setting of Weighting function

    Hi Grasshopper, you can maximize both simutaniously, but you can't manipulate the weightening function (which is set automatically). Inspire is using Altair Optistruct as a solver, which is calculating a compliance for each mode and the static compliance. Please see below an abstract from the topoOpt.out , located in the Inspire Scratch directory. Combined Compliance Index The combined compliance index is a method to consider multiple frequencies and static subcases (loadsteps, load cases) combined in a classical topology optimization. The index is defined as follows: This is a global response that is defined for the whole structure. The normalization factor, NORM, is used to normalize the contributions of compliances and eigenvalues. A typical structural compliance value is of the order of 1.0e4 to 1.0e6. However, a typical inverse eigenvalue is on the order of 1.0e-5. If NORM is not used, the linear static compliance requirements dominate the solution. The quantity NORM is typically computed using the formula: Where, Cmax is the highest compliance value in all subcases (loadsteps, load cases) and is the lowest eigenvalue included in the index. In a new design problem, you may not have a close estimate for NORM. If this happens, OptiStruct automatically computes the NORM value based on compliances and eigenvalues computed in the first iteration step. Abstract from topoOpt.out ITERATION 39 Subcase: 1 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Label x-force y-force z-force x-moment y-moment z-moment -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Sum-App. 0.000E+00 1.000E+03 0.000E+00 -2.000E+01 0.000E+00 1.870E+02 Sum-SPCF -6.333E-09 -1.000E+03 2.689E-11 2.000E+01 -6.171E-11 -1.870E+02 -------------------------------------------------------------------------- the 2nd satisfied convergence ratio = 2.8748E-03 Objective Function (Minimize COMB ) = 1.47125E-02 % change = -0.29 Maximum Constraint Violation % = 0.20159E-05 Design Volume Fraction = 3.00000E-001 Mass = 5.61149E+000 Subcase Weight Compliance Epsilon Weight*Comp. 1 1.000E+00 8.520537E-03 -2.098521E-03 8.520537E-03 ------------ Sum of Weight*Compliance 8.520537E-03 Note : Epsilon = Residual Strain Energy Ratio. Subcase Mode Weight Frequency Eigenvalue Weight/Eigen 2 1 1.000E+00 3.823884E+02 5.772571E+06 1.732330E-07 2 2 1.000E+00 9.579818E+02 3.623050E+07 2.760106E-08 2 3 1.000E+00 9.707180E+02 3.720026E+07 2.688153E-08 2 4 1.000E+00 1.466867E+03 8.494565E+07 1.177223E-08 2 5 1.000E+00 1.667356E+03 1.097531E+08 9.111363E-09 2 6 1.000E+00 1.821137E+03 1.309317E+08 7.637568E-09 ------------ Sum of (Weight/Eigenvalue) / Sum of Weights 4.270613E-08 Mode Normalization Factor x 1.450E+05 ------------ Weighted Inverse Eigenvalues 6.191977E-03 Weighted Compliances 8.520537E-03 ------------ Combined Compliance Index 1.471251E-02 Hope this helps! Kind Regards, Felix
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    Yosef, If you have acess to 3matic from Materialise, you can import the FEM deck from the Inspire scratch folder to create a AM deck (which is a materialize format) or a huge STL. Regards, Felix
  16. Presentation of results - Inspire / Hyperview

    Mario, You might would like to decrease element size to get a more detailed look at the stress distribution. For my point of view, there is all right. We can clearly see the maximum peak of sheer stresses below the surface - so the van mises stresses. This effect is discribed in the Hertzian compression theory, which can also explain defects like pitting. BR Felix
  17. Hi Felix, The asymmetry is not the problem, but the stress distribution does not look plausible. Corresponding to the pressure cone (area) of a screw connection, the highest load should occur at the top. Best Regards, Mario
  18. Setting of Weighting function

    Greetings, I have a basic question about the optimization in Inspire 2017 7305. It is possible to maximize the stiffness as well as the natural frequency of structures in Inspire, but how can I decide the weighting function of these two objective functions? In general, in such multi-objective optimizations, I think it is necessary to adjust a weighting function. Maybe it is performed automatically by Inspire, but how is it done? On which is focused more - maximization of stiffness, or maximization of natural frequency? Thanks in advance.
  19. Optimization Error

    Thank you very much for your explanation, Mario!
  20. Presentation of results - Inspire / Hyperview

    Hi Mario, You have supported the lower plate. So the stress results of pretension must be asymetric. Or do you see something else? BR Felix
  21. Hi Felix, Thank you for the explanation, now I can understand it. Unfortunately, this does not improve the plausibility of the result. Best Regards, Mario
  22. Presentation of results - Inspire / Hyperview

    Hi Mario, By default, Inspire is using Grid Point Stresses, so we have to choose them in HV to compare. I also slightly adjusted the min/max in the Inspire legend. Hope this helps! Best Regards, Felix
  23. Inspire 2017.3

    Hi, Where is the link for downloading INSPIRE+EVOLVE 2107.3 The list with local help does not contain English http://www.solidthinking.com/help/Inspire/2017.3/win/en_us/index.html?welcome.htm. Yosef
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    If I can not export, why is this helpful?
  25. Doing an analysis of a small plastic part in Inspire. No issues getting the static analysis to run, but when I try buckling modes I get "Analysis Error 165", anyone come across this and know how to solve? Thanks Chris W
  26. Hi again, The "Autocalculate Meshsize" of both parts is switched off and min. is 1mm, max is 5mm. There is nothing more to do, only run a calculation. If it is not comprehensibly, then i can send also results (but the file is much bigger, since you need also the h3d for Hyperview). Version i'm using is Inspire 2017.3.1 build 8625. Best Regards, Mario
  27. Presentation of results - Inspire / Hyperview

    Hi Mario, The file doesn't contain results or the information what element/size were used. BR Felix
  28. Hi, The file is already attached in the post. (Pretension.stmod) Best Regards, Mario
  29. Presentation of results - Inspire / Hyperview

    Hi Mario, please share your element size and type (first or second order), so I can try to reproduce your issue. Thanks! BR Felix
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