Property Table

The OptiStruct Property Table displays properties and their associated attributes in an interactive table.

The information displayed in the table may be configured.

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This utility also allows you to create properties, assign materials to properties, and change property colors. Most actions are available either from shortcut (right-click) menus or from the pull-down menus.

Before performing actions such as changing the values of property data, you must select Editable from the Table menu. Once the table is editable, you can modify the values of existing properties. The following sections describe how to use the Property Table in both read-only and editable modes.

Use the Property Table in Read-Only Mode

When you open the Property Table, all properties are listed in a table using a default configuration. This configuration displays the name, ID number, type, material name, material ID, material type, color, number of elements and visibility (display) for each property.

The display of the Property Table can be customized according to your preferences. You can:
  • Change which columns are displayed
  • Sort the components by column data, ascending or descending
  • Filter which components are displayed based on column data values (see below)

You can save your settings by creating a configuration file. From the Table menu, open the Configure submenu and select the Save CFG-File option. This configuration file saves the set of table configuration options so you can use them again. By default, a configuration file (comptable.cfg) is saved in the working directory for each component table session and settings from this file are applied each time the table is built.

Use the Property Table in Editable Mode

When you switch the Property Table from the default read-only mode to editable mode, by selecting Editable from the Table menu, you can perform all the actions described in the section above, plus edit the attributes of the properties listed in the table. To change the value of an attribute, select the attribute in the Assign Values drop-down, type the new value in the adjacent field, and click Set.