The Property module

You can use the Property module to perform the following tasks:

  • Define materials.

  • Define beam section profiles.

  • Define sections.

  • Assign sections, orientations, normals, and tangents to parts.

  • Define composite layups.

  • Define a skin reinforcement.

  • Define inertia (point mass, rotary inertia, and heat capacitance) on a part.

  • Define springs and dashpots between two points or between a point and ground.

  • Define material calibrations.

For information on defining inertia, see Inertia. For information on defining skin reinforcements, see Skin and stringer reinforcements. For information on defining springs and dashpots, see Springs and dashpots.

In this section:

Entering and exiting the Property module
Understanding properties
Which properties can I assign to a part?
Understanding the Property module editors
Using material libraries
Using the Property module toolbox
Creating and editing materials
Defining general material data
Defining mechanical material models
Defining thermal material models
Defining electrical and magnetic material models
Defining other types of material models
Creating and editing sections
Creating and editing composite layups
Assigning sections, orientations, normals, and tangents to a part
Using discrete orientations for material orientations and composite layup orientations
Creating material calibrations
Using the Special menu in the Property module
Using the Query toolset to obtain assignment information