Parts, Assemblies, and Metadata

Overview of Parts, Assemblies and Metadata

A geometric model may be organized into a hierarchy of assemblies, sub-assemblies, and parts. These parts and assemblies can be assigned certain attribute values. The parts, assemblies, and associated attributes are referred to as DART Metadata, or simply metadata. Metadata can be imported from files, or can be created within CUBIT. Metadata can be exported to both mesh and geometry files.

Although useful in its own right, the primary purpose of CUBIT’s metadata capabilities is to enable interoperability with the set of applications participating in the DART project (see the DART project's Analyst Home Page at DART interoperability enables CUBIT to preserve assembly relationships and material data through the analysis process.

This section describes the procedures for importing, manipulating and exporting metadata within CUBIT.