I get an error message from TRANSOR for I-DEAS that the number of element groups exceeds 200. What is the problem?
During the translation of the I-DEAS model, the following rule is used for creating a new element group division.
In general, if the number of element groups exceeds 200, it may mean that the element label sequence is too fragmented. If that is the case, it is advisable to re-label the elements in I-DEAS such that elements of the same type and material are labeled in a contiguous manner.
In the above example, by re-labeling the elements such that all the shell elements with material 20 are contiguous, the number of element group divisions will be reduced from 5 to 3.
If the error message still occur after re-labeling the elements, you can increase the maximum number of element groups by using the TRANSOR option file. Create a file called "transor.opt" in the working directory with the following text in the file.
MAXA_EGROUP_DIVISION 500This will set the maximum number of element groups to 500.