PDMS MODEL Check List

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The purpose of this checklist is to provide general guidelines to check a module. Some of the checks are on-going, some of should be performed once a week or when the module is finished and PI is ready to be started.

1. Check section specifications and ploo heights

- Use “Utilities > Lists”- function to select elements

2. Check positions

- Use “Utilities > Reports”- function to select elements

- Position of SITE/ZONE/STRU has to be 0,0,0 WRT WORLD

3. Add all surrounding structures by discipline

- Add all volumes within 1000 mm box for visual check

4. Delete empty elements

- Use “Utilities > Lists”- function to select elements STRU/FRMW/SBFR/PANE/PLOO without members

5. Update connections

- Use “Position > Align Secondary Nodes”- function in Site- level

6. Set material references

- Use “Utilities > Lists”- function to select elements FRMW/SCTN/PANE or

“Modify > Material”- function

7. Check sections without SPREF or length less than 100 mm

- Use “Utilities > Lists”- function to select elements

8. Check section end connections

- Use “Query > End Connections”- function

9. Make section ends perpendicular in bracing (KBR)

- Use “Utilities > Lists”- function to select elements

10. Tidy Model

- Use “Delete > Tidy Joints” and “Delete > Tidy Nodes”- functions

NOTES:

- For term explanations, see “PDMS Terms”

- For query commands, see “PDMS Query Commands”

- For detailed instructions how to use lists, see “PDMS Lists”

- For detailed instructions how to use reports, see “PDMS Reports”

Article written by Marko Ervonmaa