Data Conversion

Conversion between ply-based and zone-based models.

Ply-Based to Zone-Based (Realization)

Laminate realization generates a zone-based model from a ply-based model. Realization is performed from the Model Browser or Composite Browser by right-clicking on a Laminate and selecting Realize from the context menu.

For more information, refer to Laminate Realize Dialog.

Zone-Based to Ply-Based (Absorption)

Property absorption generates a ply-based model from an existing zone-based model. Absorption is performed from within Engineering Solutions, by selecting the Aerospace User Profile > Aerospace > Composites > FE Absorb Plies tool.

For more information, refer to FE Absorb Plies.