Create Collectors

All entities in a HyperMesh database are stored in collectors. Based on the assigned template, each collector may use a dictionary or card image to define the attributes assigned to the collector. The definitions contained in the dictionaries or card image are used to translate models to external analysis codes.

  1. From the menu bar, click Collectors > Create > <collector type>.
    The Create dialog opens.
  2. In the Name field, enter a name for the collector.
  3. Define additional fields accordingly.
    Fields vary based on the collector type.
  4. Click Close.

Change the Current Collector

By default, when you create a new collector it automatically becomes the current collector.

New components, loads, beam sections, multibodies, and so on will be created and organized within the respective current collector.

The current collector status is indicated in bold.

From the Model Browser, right-click on the collector and select Make Current from the context menu.
Tip: If you do not know the name of the collector to make current you can quickly find it by activating the selector () in the Model Browser and selecting the collector in the modeling window. The selected collector becomes highlighted in the Model Browser.