Defining the EEOP

This task shows you how to define the Engineering Edge Of Part. It corresponds to the engineering outer boundary of the plies.
Available in Composites Engineering Design (CPE) and Composites Design for Manufacturing (CPM).
Open the EEOP1.CATPart document.
  1. Click the Edge Of Part icon .
    The Edge of Part definition dialog box is displayed.

  2. Change the EOP name as EEOP.1.

  3. Select the surface on which you want to create the EEOP (Offset.1).
    The Contour field is updated.

  4. In the Curves of Contour.1700 field, select the curves so that they form the 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.
Should you need to create the curves for the EEOP, right-click in the field and create the element you need.

Refer to Generative Shape Design & Optimizer User's Guide for more information.

  1. Click OK to create the EOP.
    The EEOP.1 element is displayed in the specification tree under the EOPs node and contains the closed contour.

An EEOP / MEOP couple per surface is mandatory to be able to define the material excess.
The following task precisely explains how to define the MEOP.