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M. To specify plate thickness

To specify the thickness of a plate element, use the following procedure.

  1. Select the plates which will have a similar thickness.
  2. On the Specification ribbon tab, select the Plate Thickness tool in the Plate Profiles group.

    The Properties - Whole Structure and the Plate Element/ Surface Property dialogs open.

  3. Select the Plate Element Thickness tab.
  4. Type the thickness values for the plate:
    For a… Do this…
    uniform plate thickness type the thickness in the Node 1 field. The other node fields will use this value by default
    linearly varying thickness type the thickness of the plate at each corner node in the corresponding field
  5. (Optional) Check the Material option and select the material definition from the drop-down list.
  6. Either:

    click Assign to assign the thickness (and optional material) to the selection set


    click Add to add the thickness property to the model for assignment later