In CSiBridge it is possible to develop models either using parametric bridge object modeler, manual modeling or a combination of the two. This article provides some tips for manual modeling.

Manual modeling tips

Example 1: Drawing shell elements

Shell elements can be drawn as follows:

(1) Use "Advanced Tab > Define > Coordinate Systems/Grids" to define a grid system that will match the mesh required for the shell elements.

(2) Switch to the above coordinate system using the drop-down list in the bottom right corner of the program main window.

(3) Use "Advanced Tab > Draw > Draw Poly Area" command to draw the shell elements by clicking on the grid intersections.

(4) Use "Advanced Tab > Edit > More > Replicate" to replicate the shell elements.

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