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The Metal Rolling Utility menu lists options for 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 logical process flow.

The following options are available on the main page of the Utility menu for Metal Rolling Analysis:



Clear Temp Nodes

Deletes temporary nodes from the model.


Split Tets

For the selected components having TET4 elements are converted to HEX8 element config.

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.

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.

Process Data


Displays a menu that allows you to specify run control 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.



See Also:

Extrusion Wizard

HyperXtrude Users Guide

Importing HyperXtrude Data Decks

Exporting HyperXtrude Data Files