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3.8 The Model Viewer
The Model Viewer shows a hierarchical overview of all the components of the model and their interdependencies. The model data is organized in separate categories, depending on the purpose of the data.
- Model Data: Displays the global model parameters.
- Geometry: Contains a list of all the objects in the model.
- Named selections: Contains all the user-defined selections. These named selections can be used to easily refer to a collection of parts, surfaces, edges, or nodes and are useful for defining boundary conditions and contact interfaces.
- Materials: Lists all the materials defined for the model.
- Boundary Conditions: Lists all the boundary conditions defined for the model and for all analysis steps.
- Loads: Lists all the loads that are defined for the model and for all analysis steps.
- Initial Conditions: Lists all the initial conditions for the model and for all analysis steps.
- Contact: Lists all the contact interfaces that are defined for the model and for all analysis steps.
- Constraints: Lists all the rigid constraints defined for the model and for all analysis steps.
- Connectors: Lists all the rigid connectors defined for the model and for all analysis steps.
- Steps: Lists all the steps that are defined for this model. Each step will be listed as a sub-item of this item. Each sub-item has additional items that list all the components that will be active only during that particular step.
- Output: Can be used to define the field variables that need to be output to the FEBio plot file.
Many of the FEBioStudio features can also be accessed by right-clicking on an item in the Model Editor. A popup menu will appear that lists the available options for that particular item. For example, you can add a new material by right-clicking on the Materials item and selecting Add Material… from the popup menu.
At the top of the Model Editor additional buttons are located that allow access to the following features.
For model components that have associated geometry items, this button selects these items in the Graphics View.
Delete the currently selected items in the Model Viewer.
Activate the Search panel, which provides an alternative method for selecting items in the Model Viewer.
Clicking this button will synchronize the selection between the Graphics View and the Model Viewer. This only works for geometry items.
Table of contents
- Subsection 3.8.1 The Search Panel
- Subsection 3.8.2 The Model Viewer Panels
- Subsection 3.8.3 Editing Selections