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HyperXtrude Utility Menu

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The HyperXtrude Utility menu lists options for importing a model into HyperMesh, selecting and assigning material properties, defining and applying boundary conditions, defining process conditions, and exporting data files to HyperXtrude. The buttons in the Utility menu provide shortcuts to native HyperMesh panels and access to pop-up menus and other macro panels. These macros are organized in a logical process flow.

The following options are available on the main page of the HyperXtrude Utility Menu for Metal Extrusion Analysis:


Geom Utils

Clear Temp Nodes

Deletes temporary nodes from the model.

Create Billet

Open panel to create billet.

Quick Solid Edit

Allow merging/sharing of surfaces between solids.

Create Bearing Lines

Allows you to create bearing lines from 3D bearing curves.


Extrusion Wizard

Opens the Metal Extrusion Wizard sub-menu, which contains tools for creating input data for metal extrusion analysis.

Tube Extrusion Wizard

Opens the Tube Extrusion tab, which contains tools for creating input data for tube extrusion analysis.

Tool Deflection Analysis

Opens the Tool Deflection Wizard tab, which contains tools for creating input data for tool deflection analysis.

Select Units

Opens the unit selection window, where you can select the unit system, which automatically updates the other units. In case of Mixed, you can choose appropriate length, temperature, velocity and stress units.

Material Database

Opens the materials database, from which you can select materials, assign material properties to components, and view viscosity/flow stress graphs.

Press Database

Allows you to load press data. It enables HyperXtrude to verify data consistency and check whether the extrusion assembly under study works with the selected press.

Boundary Conditions

Create/Edit BC

Allows you to define and assign boundary conditions on element faces.

Check Undefined BC

Identify the external faces without loads.

Check Duplicate BC

Identify duplicate loads in the model.

Update 7.0 BC

Converts boundary conditions created in the HyperXtrude 7.0 format (based on loads) to the format based on faces (8.0 - current).

Process Data


Displays a menu that allows you to specify run control parameters.

Solver Problem Data

Billet Taper

Displays a tab to enter billet taper data parameters.

Extract Points

Allows you to define solution monitoring points in the mesh. The HyperXtrude solver prints detailed solution history at these monitoring points.

Model Summary

Displays the summary of process conditions, materials assigned, BCs created, and element statistics of the model.

Export Data

Export/Launch Solver

Generates Data Deck for solver in interactive and batch mode. Starts the HyperXtrude solver using the current model, existing data deck, or a restart file.

HX Job Manager

Opens the HX Job Manager window, for generating data decks for HyperXtrude and launch HX, RADIOSS solvers on local/remote machines.


Generate Report

An HTML report is automatically generated from the HyperXtrude Interface using H3D file and RPT template.

Launch HV

Launches HyperView to view the analysis results.



See Also:

Extrusion Wizard

HyperXtrude Users Guide

Importing HyperXtrude Data Decks

Exporting HyperXtrude Data Files