Shortcuts for Navigating Femap's Model Info Tree30 Apr, 2015 By: Alastair Robertson
Femap Tips and Tricks: If you're working with a long list of entities, such as Materials or Properties, save yourself some time by using the Model Info entity scrolling capability.
Editor's note: This tutorial courtesy of Siemens PLM.
In Femap finite element analysis (FEA) software, long lists of entities such as Materials or Properties are easier to navigate using the Model Info entity scrolling capability. You can set the maximum number of entities to display in File > Preferences; in the Model Info section of the User Interface tab you can specify Max Entities.
In the Model Info tree, if the number of entities of a particular type exceeds the Max Entities value, then Previous and Next entries will appear at the top and bottom of that branch of the tree.
You can Click on Next or Previous to scroll through the list of entities such as properties or materials. You can also use Control and Shift in combination with the middle mouse wheel to move to the next defined selection or visible selection, and Control and Shift together to move right to the bottom or top of the list.
Also in the Model Info tree, you can quickly set up load and constraint sets using the Copy To Set and Move To Set commands, which can be accessed by right-clicking on Load Definitions.
You can watch the video of this Femap tip on YouTube.