Friday, April 17, 2009

Abaqus: Selecting Inside Surfaces

If you need to select an interior plane or surface but you are having trouble there is a way. First select the options button on the bottom of the screen between the drop-down box for how you select surfaces and the Done button. 

Second, select the surface type box within the Options box. The left option is all surfaces possible, the middle box is only interior surfaces, and the right box is exterior surfaces.


  1. How to make the "options button" visible ?
    In "section assignment" it does not appear (Abaqus 6.12)

  2. I have the same problem, the options do not appear in 6.12

  3. must create Datum plane

  4. Thanks you!

    In abaqus 6.12, this tool is on the top of the toolbar.

  5. Hi,
    I wanna use some internal surfaces in my 2D model for contact interaction, but unfortunately I can't select them. Would you help me?!


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