Editing Multiple Contact Sets

You can select multiple contact sets in a single step to modify their common properties. You can convert multiple contact sets to a common contact type that is different from their original settings.

The time it takes to edit multiple contact sets is reduced by allowing the selection and modification of multiple contact sets in one step.

Select more than two contact sets and click Edit Definition. When you select multiple contact sets of the same type, the properties of the first contact set propagate to the rest.

When you select contact sets with mixed types, the type of contact you select in the Edit Multiple Contact Sets PropertyManager applies to all selected contact sets. All contact sets are converted to a common contact type. The admissible pairs of contact sets for conversion are referenced below.

  Bonded No Penetration Allow Penetration Shrink Fit Virtual Wall
Bonded Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
No Penetration Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
Allow Penetration Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
Shrink Fit Yes Yes Yes Yes N/A
Virtual Wall N/A N/A N/A N/A Yes
  Thermal Resistance (Thermal) Insulated (Thermal) Bonded (Thermal)
Thermal Resistance (Thermal) Yes Yes Yes
Insulated (Thermal) Yes Yes Yes
Bonded (Thermal) Yes Yes Yes

If you select mixed contact sets (for example, virtual wall and no penetration contacts) that are not eligible for a group conversion to another contact type, the software prompts you for a corrective action.