Modeling Containers by Generating a 3D Cell
Tips & Tricks
Moreover, the grid spacings, in case of an irregular grid arrangement, and the openings can be configurated in another dialog box for each of the six container sides.
If the side walls, which are usually made of trapezoidal sheet, should be taken into account during the calculation, it is the easiest way to consider them with an orthotropic surface with the orthotropy type Trapezoidal Sheet.
With the function "Generate Model - Surfaces" → "Surfaces from Cells", it is possible to close the single cells of the container quickly with a few mouse clicks with surfaces.
It is easy to model additional crane eyes by dividing the members into surfaces at the edge nodes and inserting openings. Moreover, user-defined corner points, which have been saved in the Block Manager, can be inserted quickly at the corresponding location.
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