When importing Abaqus files, you can use the By HM Comment option, understanding the following items:
|•||If available, HyperForm will consider comments written during a previous model export.|
|•||If neither **HM_comp_by_property nor **HM_set_by_property comments are present, HyperForm creates a component and a property collector for every element set (ELSET) that points to a sectional property. Both collectors will have the name of the referenced element set.|
|•||If a comment such as **HM_comp_by_property “<property name>” <color> is found before a sectional property (e.g. *SHELL SECTION) is found, a component with the name of the referenced element set will be created. At the same time, a property collector will be created, which defines the sectional property of the component (property assignment on component level). Its name will be taken from the HyperForm comment.|
|•||If an **HM_set_by_property comment is found, HyperForm will create a property collector, which defines the sectional property of the elements mentioned in the element set (property assignment on element level). In addition, the elements will be placed into the component they were in before exporting. If present, the prefix “HMprop_” will be stripped on import.|
When this import option is selected, HyperForm will:
|•||Create a component based on the HMCOMP NAME card|
|•||Move elements into component based on the HMMOVE card|
|•||Assign properties based on the HMDPRP card|
When HMCOMP NAME does not exist in the imported deck, and there is a one to one ratio between elements and properties (2D and 3D properties), HyperForm will create one component and move all the elements into this one component. Properties will be assigned to the element.
When HMCOMP NAME does not exist in the imported deck, and there are multiple elements with the same property, HyperForm will create a component for every property, move all the elements that have a property into the associated component, and create one component for all elements that do not have a property. The property will be assigned to the component.