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Defining Ply Thickness as a Parameter

You can define the thickness of each ply as a parameter. You can then use it as a variable in the Design Study.

  1. In the Simulation study tree, under the Parts folder, right-click a shell and select Edit Definition.
  2. In the PropertyManager, under Type, select Composite.
  3. Under Composite Options, in the Composite shell plies table, under Thickness, right click the cell for a ply and select Link Values.
  4. In the Parameters dialog box, click Edit/define.
  5. In the next Parameters dialog box that appears, click Add.
  6. In the Add Parameters dialog box:
    1. For Filter, select Mesh.
    2. For Type, select Length/Displacement/Ply thickness.
  7. For User defined value, type a value for ply thickness.

    You can change this value from a Design Study after you add the parameter as a variable.

  8. Click OK.
  9. In the Parameters dialog box, click OK.
  10. In the next Parameters dialog box, select the newly defined parameter and click OK.
  11. In the Shell Definition PropertyManager, click .

    The program defines the ply thickness of the selected ply as a parameter.

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