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Page 5: ABFold (Airbag Folding)

  • abfold panel
  • Figure 1 - ABFold Interface

Purpose: This interface is used to define and view airbag folds. Four folding methods are supported: thin, thick, tuck, and spiral. Folds can be interactively defined and modified. Once fold definitions are created, they may be saved for later use.

Controls:

  • rbs Create - Create a new fold definition
  • rb Modify - Modify an existing fold

  • ID: Enter fold ID
  • Title: Enter title for this fold
  • cbc Show - Show the selected folds

  • Fold Type: Select fold type

  • rbs N1-N2 - Pick/Enter 2 node IDs to define the fold line
  • rb Pt+Dir - Define a point and a direction to define the fold line

  • cbc N1 - Pick/Enter a node ID to define N1
  • cb N2 - Pick/Enter a node ID to define N2

  • cbc Active - Pick a node to define the active side of the fold

  • rbs Up - Fold the active side of the fold, up
  • rb Down - Fold the active side of the fold, down

  • Thick: Enter thickness of shell
  • Scale/Radius/Tolerance: Enter value

  • cbc Ignore - Ignore thickness from previous folds
  • Ignore Move: Move the fold line nodes back by this amount

  • Enter the number of steps to take for each fold during animation
  • cbc Anim - Animate folds upon clicking folding
  • cb Loop - Loop animation of folds

Apply
 Apply changes to fold definition
Fold
 Execute all folds
1Fold
 Execute selected fold
Line
 Create fold lines by cutting elements
Step
 Step through all folds one at a time
Reset
 Reset model to original geometry
Unfold
 Unfold airbag
Done
 Exit the Airbag Folding interface

Bottom Panel:

  • abfold bottom panel
  • Figure 2 - ABFold Bottom Panel
Save
 Save all fold definitions to file
Load
 Load fold definitions from a file
Cut
 Cut/paste the selected fold to/from memory
All
 Select all fold definitions
Clear
 Clear fold definition selection
Del
 Delete selected fold definitions

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