I have created a working UEL, and would like to include material orientations as well. I understand that Orient and Distribute can be used for this purpose.
I have not had success in implementing these with the UEL tho. I tried defining the orient subroutine in the same source file as the UEL, without success.
I am not sure how the two subroutines communicate with each other (i.t.o variables and so on)
In orient, I define the T tensor (matrix), which contain the direction vectors, read from an external file. I would like to take this into the UEL, but I am not sure how.
I would prefer to use Orient, rather than hard coding the vectors in, as I can then display the directionalities in Abaqus CAE.