3.1.5: Activate Element

The activation state of an element can be controlled with the “Activate Element”-component (see fig. This component expects a model and a list of boolean values as input. The list of true/false values will be mapped to the activation status of the elements in the model. “True” corresponds to active, “False” to inactive. Section 3.5.9 shows, how the “Activate Element”-component enables one to view the solution history of the iterative “BESO for Beams”-algorithm.

Karamba3D sets elements inactive by giving them a very weak material with zero weight.

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