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HyperMesh Introduction: Starting HyperMesh. On PC: Start > Programs > Altair HyperWorks > Altair HyperMesh Shortcut icons Go to <install directory>\hm\bin\ Right-click hmopengl.exe > create shortcut New shortcut can be renamed, drag and dropped, etc.

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Hypermesh introduction starting hypermesh

HyperMesh Introduction: Starting HyperMesh

  • On PC:

    • Start > Programs > Altair HyperWorks > Altair HyperMesh

    • Shortcut icons

      • Go to <install directory>\hm\bin\

      • Right-click hmopengl.exe > create shortcut

      • New shortcut can be renamed, drag and dropped, etc.

      • Windows 2000, XP, etc. can create shortcuts from the Start menu icons

  • On UNIX:

    • At the prompt, type <install directory>/scripts/hm

    • Can set up an alias


Hypermesh introduction starting directory

HyperMesh Introduction: Starting Directory

  • By default, HyperMesh uses the “start directory” for files

    • Reads configuration files (hm.mac, hmmenu.set, etc.)

    • Writes history (command.cmf)

    • Open/save HyperMesh model, FE data, and geometry data files

  • Start directory determined by:

    • On PC, specified by the program’s icon

      • Right click the icon

      • Go to Properties

      • Go to the Shortcut tab

      • A path is specified for Start In:

    • On UNIX:

      • Start directory is the directory where you typed the command to run HyperMesh

      • If configuration files are not found in the start directory, HyperMesh will then look in the user’s “home” directory


Panels general layout

Panels: General Layout

  • Panels often have sub-panels

    • Accessed by radio buttons on the left side of the panel

  • Panels generally work from left to right

    • Example: Project / to plane sub-panel

3) How to do it:

Give parameters that define how the function will be executed

4) Do the action:

Execute the function

2) What to do it to:

Select entities that will be affected

1) What to do:

Pick a sub-panel for the function to be used


Panels general layout1

Panels: General Layout

  • Some sub-panels are organized in columns

    • Each column is a different method

    • Work from top to bottom in the relevant column

    • Example: surface edit : trim with surfs/plane sub-panel

2) Method to use:

Work in the appropriate column

3) What to do it to:

Select entities that will be affected

4) How to do it:

Give parameters that define how the function will be executed

1) What to do:

Pick a sub-panel for the function to be used

5) Do the action:

Execute the function


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