Laminate Realize Dialog

Laminate realization is used for converting ply based models into zone based models and creating properties for each zone.

The Laminate Realize dialog opens when you select Realize when right-clicking on a laminate in the Model Browser.

Figure 1. Laminate Realize Dialog
There are several options available in the dialog:
Delete ply based entities
This option removes the ply based data from the model. It should be used to prevent duplicate, unsynchronized composite data sets. Typically, this is in cases where the ply based data is no longer needed and the zone based solver cards will be manipulated instead.
Include drape
Drape data from HyperMesh draping simulation and FiberSim Drape data are supported.
Orientation and Thickness Tolerance
Drape data contains spatially varying changes to the nominal ply orientation and thickness. Frequently, this causes laminate realization to generate a property card per element. It is possible to reduce the number of properties created by combining elements with similar properties with a given tolerance. These two tolerances are used in the reduction of the number of properties.
Core sample validation
Many CAD systems provide core samples (simulating drilling and finding ply stacking sequences at discrete points) to validate composite modeling. You can export this data from CAD systems (mainly CATIA-CPD) and use it in Engineering Solutions to validate the zone property creation. Using this option, Engineering Solutions compares the core sample property from a .csv file to the actual zone property calculated at that specific location element. A report is also generated for the comparison. Each core sample has a name, and Engineering Solutions automatically displays it as HM: tag at that location. In order to view the tags, you need to activate tools/tag/label:body.
Rename properties
When activated, this option assigns the property name to match the core sample name.