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Incremental_RADIOSS Macro Menu

Incremental_RADIOSS Macro Menu

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The Incremental_RADIOSS macros are grouped based on the application, although several of them are common for different applications. The selected macro in the Application group determines which macros appear below.





Lets you set up a single-stage forming analysis.


Lets you set up a rotary draw tube bending and triggers the following buttons under the Setup grouping:

Bending Model Creator


Bending Setup

Defines the parameters for a tube bending analysis.


Displays a table summarizing the attributes for different components in the model. The component attributes can be easily modified by editing this table.

Spherical joint

Creates a spherical joint.


Lets you set up a hydroforming analysis.  Triggers the following buttons under the Setup grouping:

Import STA




Import Tooling


Hydro Setup

Lets you define the parameters for a hydroforming analysis.

Blank Optimizer

Submenu of macros that help you optimize a mesh so that it follows the trim line as closely as possible.

TL Opti

Lets you trim by elements or components. The trimming by components option can trim only the elements inside the trim line.

Die Compensation

Compensates for die springback on the blank.



Imports a file saved in an earlier session.


Imports external CAD files.  Commonly used, supported file formats include: CATIA, IGES, STL, PDGS, VDAFS, UG18 and UG_NX.


Imports input decks corresponding to different FE solvers.  Commonly used, supported solver formats include: OptiStruct, Nastran, ANSYS, Abaqus, LS-DYNA, RADIOSS, PAM-CRASH 2G, MoldFlow, etc.

Remove Holes

Identifies all pinholes < 100mm diameter on the displayed surfaces and allows you to delete them.


Opens the R Mesh macro.


Opens the Blank Surface Meshing dialog, on which you can specify an average edge length and mesh selected surfaces.

Check Elems

Lets you verify the basic quality of your elements and the geometric qualities of those elements.



Lets you define section properties, including thickness.


Lets you define material properties.


Lets you define materials and review the material’s properties.


Lets you create tool and blank components and assign their section and material properties.


Displays a table summarizing the attributes for different components in the model.  The component attributes can be easily modified by editing the table.


Lets you define the symmetry planes in a model.


Lets you define boundary conditions.

Tool Setup

Automatically creates and positions the tools for stamping analysis.

Tool Motion

Lets you define the tool motion parameters, as well as the solution control and output history parameters.

Tool Load

Lets you define the force on a blankholder or pad, and activates a rigid body stopper.


Lets you define the drawbeads and the corresponding restraining forces. Either a line or a set of nodes may be used to describe the drawbead location.


Opens the Drawbeads Editor.


Lets you set up either single or multiple contact definitions between the blank and tools.


Saves your file.


Launches a Dyna analysis and lets you select the component for which a Dyna ASCII output is required during subsequent analysis.  From here, you can also get a summary of your model and a preview of the tool motion before launching the analysis.

Auto Process

Provides an easy-to-use setup for various process types. The Auto Process macro prompts you for all necessary parameters for a given analysis type.

Multi-stage Manager

Provides a convenient graphical setup for process sequences that include multiple stages of processing. The Multi-stage Manager also enables you to define the parameters for each process stage.


Load Results

Lets you directly launch the post processor (HyperView) with the results for the current model.

Report Generator

Creates an HTML-based or PowerPoint presentation containing results from the forming analysis. Choose from among five result types and export as H3D, JPEG, or AVI files.

Note: End users reviewing the resulting report must have HyperView Player (7.0 SP1,SA-042 and above) installed to take full advantage of the animation features in the report.