contact cmat proximity command


contact cmat <sprocess> proximity fd

The contact detection distance is set to fd. This ensures that contacts will be subsequently detected between pieces with a surface gap less than or equal to the specified value. Contacts may also be created between pieces further apart. Note that issuing this command does not automatically trigger a contact detection; instead contacts will be detected during subsequent cycles. Alternatively, the command model clean can be issued to force contact detection.

By default, only mechanical contacts are considered. If sprocess is specified, then it must correspond to a process name and contacts within this process are considered.

Usage Example

contact cmat proximity 0.0

from “ucs.dat” in Genesis and Testing of a Soft-Bonded Material