I have a rectangular solid that needs to be sliced in the middle via a octogonal shape. I have inserted an image to get a better feeling.
I have created perimeter of the octogonal shape/solid that I want in the bigger rectangular solid.
Basically, I want 2 separate solids, one octogonal in the middle & the rest of the rectangular surrounding the middle shape.
Is it possible in FEMAP to accomplish the above operation? I dunno how to create a regular surface consisting of more than 4 curves in Femap. I did create a boundary surface but I don't know how to slice the bigger solid using either a set of curves alone or using a surface/boundary surface.
Would appreciate some help...
As you see no need to create any BOUNDARY SURFACE and next to CONVERT to Parasolid solid, simply projecting octogonal curves + embed face and you are done!.
That totally worked.
A completely unrelated question to the above but I did not want to start a new thread.
Where do I set composite offset Z0 in Femap? In Patran, while defining PCOMP, I can set the offset. I guess the offset doesn't really matter for 3D elements eh?
A few questions to get a better understanding how Femap/Nastran models 3d laminates. To start with:
I will try to go through Femap materials to get answers to the above as well.
Please open a new post for the offset & composite issue, is better not to mix things, thanks!.