Tools Menu

The following features are available in the Tools menu:
Quickly and easily create one or more contact interfaces at once between several parts of your model. This tool is only available when the OptiStruct and Nastran solvers are loaded in the Aerospace user profile.
Create and modify a block entity.
Card Editor
Select the entities that are viewed in the card image subpanel.
Clone Part
Create a new part from the properties of an existing part.
Component Table
Displays components and their associated attributes in an interactive table.
Create new entities using the Entity Sets, Blocks, Tags and Titles Create subpanels.
Create Cards
Shortcut to creating any available entity card within the program. Select the card to create from the list that appears.
Obtain a count of all the entities in your database.
Delete data from a model database, preview and delete empty collectors and preview and delete unused property collectors, material collectors, or curves.
Opens the Dummy Browser to position a dummy model.
Modify existing entities using the Entity Sets, Blocks, Tags and Titles Update subpanels.
Fatigue Process
Create or open a fatigue analysis setup process.
Find Connectivity
Check the connectivity between two or more components.
Frequency Response Process
Set of process templates that use generic engineering data to automatically create frequency response analysis loadcases and associated solver cards.
Manage all of the IDs for the entities that you create, and define ID ranges for all of the entities in each Include file in relation to the full model in order to avoid ID duplication.
Load Collector Table
Review and edit OptiStruct load collectors.
Loadsteps Browser
Create, manage and display loadsteps (sub-cases) and the associated control cards.
Mass Trimming
Create, define, and realize mass entities.
Material Table
Review and edit OptiStruct materials.
Matrix Browser
Explore HyperMesh and HyperView data entities and export the entities to external files for further analysis.
Mechanism Browser
Opens the Mechanism Browser to create and articulate a kinematic mechanism.
Model Checker
Checks the model for errors and warnings.
Reorganize your database by copying or moving data (entities) among collectors or includes.
Orientation Review
Display/review and modify frequently used coordinate systems used in CAE analysis.
Part Info
Summaries a part's statistics in the Part Information dialog.
Part Replacement
Replace the elements in an existing component with new elements; typically replacing a similar part remeshed or slightly reshaped.
Penetration Check
Check components or groups for element penetrations and intersections.
Specify a new position for model entities.
Pre-Simulation(Seat Deformer)
Export an input deck, for the appropriate solver, in order to simulate the deformation of the seat under the dummy. This tool is available in the Radioss and LS-DYNA user profiles.
Pretension Manager
Create and edit 1D and 3D pretension bolt loads and bolt sections for the OptiStruct solver. This tool is only available when the OptiStruct user profile is loaded.
Property Table
Displays properties and their associated attributes in an interactive table.
Quick Access
Quickly find and open the tools, panels and browsers that are available from the menu bar pull-downs or from the Utility Browser.
Reflect portions of a model about a plane, changing the selected portion into a mirror image of itself.
Renumber entities.
Rotate entities around an axis in space.
Increase or decrease an entity’s dimensions.
Set Browser
Automate the grouping and display of model components through the entity set functionality.
Create, update and review named sets of entities.
Run an external program from within Engineering Solutions or assign and run a solver on selected analysis decks.
Summary Template
Obtain a summary of component element counts or element properties of the current model.
Assign names to entities.
Create, edit and move screen titles and entity tags.
Transformation Tool
Translate, scale, reflect or rotate elements with multiple numbers of copies including properties and loads attached to them.
Move entities in a single specified direction.