2.1 My Fibers

\includegraphics[width=14pt]{./Images/Fiber.png} Fibers are at ground zero of the hierarchy of objects. These are basic objects. You must enter their properties. However, if you have experimental properties for the composite lamina, then you can skip Fiber and Matrix, and go directly to Experimental laminas.

If you have a session of CADEC running, click on My Fibers to see the fibers you have on your database.

Your subscription comes with a few objects preloaded for you to have some examples to see. You can modify, even delete the preloaded objects.

You can Edit an object by clicking the icon \includegraphics[width=14pt]{./Images/edit.png} on the left of of the object’s entry in the summary table. All derived objects that use properties of the edited object will change accordingly (more on this later).

You can Add an object by clicking on the icon \includegraphics[width=14pt]{./Images/new.png} displayed on the first object of the summary table.

Finally, you can delete an object by clicking on the trash can \includegraphics[width=14pt]{./Images/delete.png}. All derived objects that depend on the deleted element will be deleted, but you will be warned before that happens, like this:

Otherwise, you would have orphan objects, that is, objects like a lamina for which there is no fiber in the database. Orphan objects simply cannot happen in CADEC because the application is built with a integrity technology, which simply will not allow it.

To Add \includegraphics[width=14pt]{./Images/new.png} or Edit \includegraphics[width=14pt]{./Images/edit.png} an object’s properties, you access it from the Summary Table,

You can sort the table by any heading. Just double-click on a heading to sort by those values (ascending values). As second double-click will sort with values descending.