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HF-3060: Trimming Analysis

HF-3060: Trimming Analysis

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HF-3060: Trimming Analysis

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This tutorial shows you how to set up a trimming analysis on a simple box form. The part shape, stress, and strain state at the end of a draw-forming operation are the inputs for this analysis.

Note: You can select either elements or components to indicate the area for the trimming operation. Selecting components removes only the elements inside of the trim line.


1.The files for this tutorial, trim_line.igs and radios_trimming_sta, are zipped in the file Copy and unzip into your working directory.

Note: The model files for this tutorial are located in the file in the subdirectory \hf\Incremental\. See Accessing Model Files.

2.On the bottom of the tree in the User Process, right-click Blanks, select From File..., browse to the file radios_trimming_sta, and then click Open.

The model on your screen should look something like this:


3.Click File > Import > Geometry.
4.On the Import tab that opens, for File type, select IGES, browse to the file, trim_line.igs, and then click Import.

The trim line for your model is imported.

5.Select Close.
6.Near the top of the User Process tree, right-click Process Type, and then select Trimming.
7.Under Blanks > Blank1, right-click Trim Lines, and then select New.
8.Right-click Trim line 1, and then select Select Lines...
9.Under trim_line.igs, verify that the Remove:Inside option is selected.
10.To trim the part, right-click Process: Trimming, and then select Create Input.
11.In the dialog that appears, browse to your working folder, for File name, enter a file name, and then click Save.

Note: For RADIOSS, trimming is performed with HyperForm and the trimmed blank is saved with the specified file name. For LS-DYNA, the solver is launched to create the trimmed blank.


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