||In case you did not previously create a
zone group, an information message is issued prompting you to
Click OK to start the Zone Group Definition
|The Zone Definition dialog box is displayed.
A name is proposed by default for the zone that you can modify.
In our example, we changed the name to Z1-1.
Select the Zones Group to contain the zone.
The Geometry tab lets you define a
contour in the zone.
||A zone can contain several contours.
In the Curves of Contour.1 field, select the curves so
that they form a closed contour.
A green tip replaces the red cross.
Use Add and Remove to add or remove a contour.
Use Insert After, Before and Remove
to modify the order of the curves as well as the contour.
||The contour must fully lie on the surface.
|Should you need to
create the curves for the zone contour, right-click in the curves
field and create the element you need.
Refer to Generative Shape Design & Optimizer User's Guide for
The Laminate tab lets you define
the number of layers per association material / direction (thickness).
Select the Material from the drop-down list.
||The elements in the list were initialized when defining the
materials in the Composites Parameters
For each material, define the
number of layers with a
direction of 0, 45, etc.
The Rosette tab lets you define the
axis (X, Y, Z) in which the directions are referenced.
Select the axis.
Click OK in the Zone Definition dialog box to create the
The feature is added to the specification tree, under the Zones Groups.xxx
You can click Check Overlapped Zones to check that the zone
contour does not overlap with another zone contour.
Perform this scenario as many times as you need to create
In our example, we created five zones in Zones Group.1, each zone
containing one contour; and two zones in Zone Groups.2, the first zone
containing one contour, and the second zone containing two contours.
Two knowledge parameters are stored under the zone, in the
Laminate node. They enable you to customize the geometry used to create
the zones and tapers and the associability of the zones laminate.