# Organize Panel

Use the Organize panel to (re)organize your database by copying or moving data (entities) among collectors, includes, or parts.

Location: Tool page or Analysis page > Safety Module

## Collectors Subpanel

Use the Collectors subpanel to organize entities such as elements, loads, and systems into their corresponding components, load collectors, system collectors, and so on.
Option Action
entity switch Select an entity type to copy/move, then use the selector to select specific entities to copy/move. The current collector serves as the default destination.
• Elements can be copied/moved into component collectors or groups.
• Lines, surfaces, solids, points, and connectors can be copied/moved into component collectors.
• Systems can be copied/moved into system collectors (systcol).
• Vectors can be copied/moved into vector collectors (vectorcol).
• Beamsections can be copied/moved into beam section collectors (beamsectcol).
• Ellipsoids, mbjoints, and mbplanes can be copied/moved into multibody collectors (multibody).
• When you select elems, click the switch to change the selection mode.
elems
Select individual elements, or select all of the elements contained by a component or on a surface.
faces
Select all of the elements on 2D and 3D faces. If there are discontinuities on a 2D face, then only the elements in between the discontinuities will be selected.
2D faces ext
Select all of the elements on a 2D face that contain discontinuities.
dest component /dest group Choose a collector to move the selected entities into.

When the entity switch is set to elems, choose between components or groups.

face angle / individual selection
face angle
Angle between the normal of facets that share an element edge. A facet can either be a shell element itself, or one of the faces of a solid element. The normal of triangular facets is that of the plane defined three corner vertices. Whereas, the normal of quadrilateral facets is calculated by taking the cross-product between its two diagonals. This special treatment for quadrilaterals is because a warped shape does not lie completely on a plane.
individual selection
Select individual elements on a face or select individual free/shared edges of elements.

## Includes Subpanel

Use the Includes subpanel to organize all entities in the model such as elements, components, loads, and materials into an include file or the master model.
Note: Only valid for solvers that support and preserve includes (such as OptiStruct, Nastran, LS-DYNA).
With this option, a single model can be organized/sorted into various include files and exported accordingly.
Option Action
(entity switch) Use the switch to select an entity type to move, then use the selector to select specific entities to move into the include.
When you select nodes or elems, click the switch to change the selection mode.
Nodes
nodes
Select individual nodes.
faces
Select all of the nodes on 2D and 3D faces. If there are discontinuities on a 2D face, then only the nodes inbetween the discontinuities will be selected.
2D faces ext
Select all of the nodes on a 2D face that contain discontinuities.
loops
Select all of the nodes on continuous free edges that make a closed loop simultaneously, such as the perimeter of a hole.
Important: Only valid for SHELL elements.
free edges
Select all of the nodes on free edges of elements. If there are discontinuities on an edge, then only the nodes on the free edges inbetween the discontinuities will be selected.
Important: Only valid for SHELL elements.
free edges ext
Select all of the nodes on free edges of elements that contain discontinuities.
Important: Only valid for SHELL elements.
edges
Select all of the nodes on free edges or shared edges (butt joints, L/corner joints, and T-joints) of elements. If there are discontinuities on an edge, then only the nodes on the edge inbetween the discontinuities will be selected.
Important: Only valid for SHELL elements.
edges ext
Select all of the nodes on free edges or shared edges (butt joints, L/corner joints, and T-joints) of elements that contain discontinuities.
Important: Only valid for SHELL elements.
Elements
elems
Select individual elements, or select all of the elements contained by a component or on a surface.
faces
Select all of the elements on 2D and 3D faces. If there are discontinuities on a 2D face, then only the elements in between the discontinuities will be selected.
2D faces ext
Select all of the elements on a 2D face that contain discontinuities.
dest Select an include to move the selected entities into.
move (nodes, elements, systems, vectors, loads and equations, beamsections) Move additional entities (nodes, elements, systems, vectors, loads and equations, or beamsections) along with the selected parent collector.
By default this checkbox is selected. If cleared, the above entities may not be moved with the selected parent collector.
Note: Available when the entity selector is set to system collectors, vector collectors, load collectors, beamsection collectors, group, and components.
face angle / individual selection
face angle
Angle between the normal of facets that share an element edge. A facet can either be a shell element itself, or one of the faces of a solid element. The normal of triangular facets is that of the plane defined three corner vertices. Whereas, the normal of quadrilateral facets is calculated by taking the cross-product between its two diagonals. This special treatment for quadrilaterals is because a warped shape does not lie completely on a plane.
individual selection
Select individual elements on a face or select individual free/shared edges of elements.
edge angle
Split edges that belong to a given face. When the edge angle is 180 degrees, edges are the continuous boundaries of faces. For smaller values, these same boundary edges are split wherever the angle between segments exceeds the specified value. A segment is the edge of a single element.
Important: Only available when the entity selector is set to nodes and the selection mode is set to free edges, free edges ext, edges, or edges ext.

## Parts Subpanel

Use the Parts subpanel to organize and move components into parts.
Option Action
entity switch Select components to move.
dest module Select a part to move the selected components into.

## Command Buttons

Button Action
move Move the selected entities to the specified collector, include file, or module.
copy Copy the selected entities to the specified collector, so that they exist in both the original and new collectors.

Entities cannot be copied to an include file or modules.

reject Undo the most recent copy or move operation.
locate Query the database to determine to which include an entity belongs.

To use this option, click locate and then select an entity from the modeling window. The dest field displays the include to which the selected entity belongs.

return Exit the panel.