DMU Engineering Analysis Review

Preface Using This Guide Where to Find More Information Getting Started Inserting a CATAnalysis Document Using DMU Space Analysis From CATAnalysis Results Entering DMU Engineering Analysis Review Workbench Browsing a Generated Image Generating a Basic Report Basic Tasks Results and Image Generation Generating Images Activating / De-Activating Images Editing Images Basic Reporting Results Management Animating Images Cut Plane Analysis Amplitude Modulation Extrema Detection Manipulating the Color Palette Images Layout Workbench Description Menu Bar Results Management Toolbar Index

Preface
DMU Engineering Analysis Review provides an easy to use capability to review the specifications for and results of Engineering Analysis studies. Data created with Structural analysis products: GPS, GAS, EST, FMS or data created in by third party applications integrated through CAA. With this tool, any user can easily access and review Analysis results without the need for other Analysis capability, and in the context of the overall product definition. In the Context of the digital mockup (DMU), this product takes the integration of Design and Analysis to a new level with the ability to perform interference checking and measurements between the deformed shape of parts or products under in service loading and the surrounding parts and products. Thus ensuring that required packaging and clearances are validated for both nominal conditions and operational conditions. In addition, review can be in the form of contour plots or arrow plots, and displays can be animated, and HTML reports of results can be created.

Using This Guide Where to Find More Information

Using This Guide
This book is intended for the user who needs to quickly become familiar with DMU Engineering Analysis Review.

Where to Find More Information
Prior to reading this book, we recommend that you read: Infrastructure User's guide Version 5 Part Design User's Guide Assembly Design User's Guide Real Time Rendering User's Guide Conventions chapter

Getting Started
This tutorial will guide you step-by-step through your first DMU Engineering Analysis Review session, allowing you to get acquainted with the product. You just need to follow the instructions as you progress. Inserting a CATAnalysis Document Using DMU Space Analysis From CATAnalysis Results Entering DMU Engineering Analysis Review Workbench Browsing a Generated Image Generating a Basic Report These tasks should take about 15 minutes to complete. In this scenario one extremity of the assembly smallest tube (Part4) needs to be moved of 91.243 mm so that it can match the other part (Part5). You will therefore import the FEM Analysis document resulting from the imposed displacement. You start with the following Product document...

... then visualize 3D Analysis data ...

... and will eventually generate the following html report file.

This an extract of the whole html file: .Click here to open the whole text Basic Analysis Report file that we saved as a text file.

1.Inserting a CATAnalysis Document This first task will show you how to insert a CATAnalysis document in a CATProduct document. Open the Custom. browse images and generate a report from this assembly. You will then be able to perform DMU Space Analysis operations. . Before You Begin Go to View -> Render Style -> Customize View and make sure the Shading and Materials options are active in the Custom View Modes dialog box. Select Product2 feature from the specification tree.CATProduct document.

select Analysis_On_Product. Right-click and select Components -> Existing Component... Select the desired existing component from the dialog box.CATAnalysis. The File Selection dialog box appears. option from the displayed contextual menu. 3. Click OK in the File Selection dialog box. The CATAnalysis component is added to the existing ones. 4. Note that the coordinates of the . In this particular case.2.

right-click and select the Hide option from the contextual menu. the specification tree is updated. This part is now turned into the No Show mode. Of course. . You can now launch the desired operations on the assembly. Thus. only the Analysis results associated to this part are visualized. Select Part4 (Part4.1) from the specification tree.added component need to be coherent with those of the existing product components. 5.

The main added value is that you can perform a clash analysis computation using the deformed shape. the size of the FEM mesh elements). see DMU Space Analysis user's guide. As shown below. the accuracy of DMU Space Analysis operations depends on the accuracy of the CATAnalysis document (in other words. or still analyze the section deformation of the tube. .Using DMU Space Analysis From CATAnalysis Results You can now perform any of the DMU Space Analysis operations using 3D Analysis results. as if this was CATPart geometry. You can also attach 3D annotations to the 3D results if you need to add comments to the assembly. you can perform any measurement between the deformed and the other components of the assembly. Go to Start -> Digital Mockup -> DMU Space Analysis workbench. Of course. DMU Space Analysis available toolbar: For more details. 1.

.2. Open Custom2WithSpa. 3. If needed.1) from the specification tree. right-click and select the Hide option from the contextual menu to turn the part into the No Show mode.CATProduct document. select Part4 (Part4.

you will not access DMU Engineering Analysis Review workbench. 1. You automatically enter the DMU Engineering Analysis Review workbench. .Entering DMU Engineering Analysis Review You will now to enter DMU Engineering Analysis Review workbench. Before you begin Make sure you did not install one of the following: ELFINI Structural Analysis Version 5 Generative Part Structural Analysis Version 5 Generative Assembly Structural Analysis Version 5 Otherwise. Double-click the CATAnalysis component.

manage the display of existing images included in the CATAnalysis document. layout images). use Tools (Animate. generate standard images (Translational Displacement Magnitude and Von Mises Stress) edit any image in order to visualize results on pre-defined groups of finite elements. scale the deformed mesh amplitude. in the specification tree: You are now able to: browse any of the specifications in order to return information on the computation hypothesis. global or local extrema. examine results in a plane cut.You now have access to the below features. manipulate the color palette. Remember that an image is the 3D visualization of analysis results on the Finite Element Modeler mesh. .

Double-click on Enforced Displacement. .1 feature in the specification tree. 1.Browsing Displacement Specification You will now to browse the displacement specification to check whether the smallest tube (Part4) was properly displaced and can can match the other part (Part5). The Enforced displacement dialog box appears.

You can perform you review by browsing the Translation 2 value (set to 91.23mm) at which Part 4 was displaced. .

captured in an editable file. First Image: Mesh Element Type Element Quality Properties Static Case . You will find here below a global view of the whole html file: we split it into three images. 1. 2. A Report is a summary of an object set computation results and status messages. Set the path and click OK to close the dialog box. Click the Basic Analysis Report icon . Pressing the button on the right gives you access to your file system for defining a path for the output Report file. The Reporting options dialog box is displayed.Generating a Basic Analysis Report You will now generate a Basic Analysis Report. This HTML file contains information relative to the static computation procedure. You can edit the title of the report. A HTML file containing the Report of the Static Case Solution objects set computation is displayed.

Second Image: Static Case : Boundary conditions STRUCTURE computation RESTRAINT Computation LOAD Computation STIFFNESS Computation SINGULARITY Computation CONSTRAINT Computation NUMBERING Computation FACTORIZED Computation .

Third Image: DIRECT METHOD computation Deformed Mesh Von Mises Stress (nodal value) .

If needed.3. 4. save the file as a text type file. . Click here to open the text Basic Analysis Report file.

Basic Tasks The basic tasks you will perform in the DMU Engineering Analysis Review workbench are the following: Results and Image Generation Results Management .

The list of these images will depend on the Case type. .Image and Result Generation Image Generation Generate Image: Generate images that are not those included in the Image toolbar. The list of these images will depend on the Case type. The list of these images will depend on the Case type. Edit Images: Generate images that are not those included in the Image toolbar. Result Generation Basic Analysis Report: Creates an analysis report. Activate / De-Activate Images: Generate images that are not those included in the Image toolbar.

Select the Generate icon from the Results toolbar. The dialog box disappears and the image is automatically generated. Frequency. Static/Frequency/Free Frequency Case Solution You can use the sample01. .CATAnalysis document from the samples directory for this task.Generating Images Images can be generated in accordance with the Case type. Select the type of the image you wish to generate. This task shows how to generate images from a given solution. The Image Choice dialog box is displayed with the list of the Image Names available in accordance with the Case type (Static. The feature of the newly generated image appears in the specification tree. 1. 2. Free Frequency or Buckling).

Warning : for the Frequency Case. the images of stress and energy results give only tendencies related to these mode shapes. Image Names Translational displacement magnitude Von Mises Stress (nodal value) Meaning Case Solution type Static Case Iso-value image of the nodal Frequency Case translation displacements Free Frequency Case magnitude. Buckling Case Iso-value image of nodal VonMises stress. You will find here a table with the Images available in the Image Choice dialog box. the mode shapes are arbitrarily normalized displacements. In this case. Static Case Frequency Case .

You can use the Custom02. . 1. This task shows how to activate or de-activate an image using the contextual menu. Right-click the Von Mises Stress (nodal value) feature from the specification tree.Activating / De-Activating Images You can modify the current visualization by activating or de-activating images.CATProduct sample.

Select the Image Activate/DeActivate option from the displayed contextual menu. The image is now de-activated: The specification tree is updated: .2.

You can use the sample26. Double-click the Deformed Mesh Image object in the specification tree and edit the image. The Image Edition dialog box appears. This task shows how to edit images. .Editing Images You can edit images.CATAnalysis document: you created a Stress Von Mises image. 1.

restraints and masses. This is available for all types of specifications: Mesh specifications. 2. loads. Select the desired mesh entity in the Image Edition dialog box. the dialog box now let's you select mesh entities for a given connection. The mesh entity you select in the Image Edition dialog box (whatever the type) corresponds to the visualized selection.In the Selections tab. These mesh entities are either all the elements included in the mesh part or the elements or nodes associated to the geometry supporting a specification. connections. .

if you double-click the Deformed Mesh Image object in the specification tree to edit the image. a different Image Edition dialog box is displayed: the Mesh tab let's you modify the shrink coefficient. In that case.Products Available in Analysis Workbench You could also start by creating a Finite Element Model containing a Frequency Analysis Case. . and compute a Frequency Solution prior to beginning this task.

DMU Engineering Analysis Review 1. The Reporting options dialog box is displayed. which in turn have been transformed into degree of freedom data and processed).CATAnalysis document. all data contained in the object is ready for use in the subsequent finite element computation process and the object can be analyzed. This task shows how to generate a Report for Computed Solutions: from DMU Engineering Analysis Review workbench from DMU Navigator workbench You can use the sample02_Image_Loads. Once an objects set has been computed (meaning that the user-defined specifications have been converted into solver commands.Reporting A Report is a summary of an objects set computation results and status messages. Click the Basic Analysis Report icon . . captured in an editable file.

A HTML file containing the Report of the Static Case Solution objects set computation is displayed. Set the path and click OK to close the dialog box. You can edit the title of the report.Pressing the button on the right gives you access to your file system for defining a path for the output Report file. It contains information relative to the static computation procedure: restraints translation loads translation . 2.

A HTML file containing the Report of the Frequency Case Solution objects set computation is displayed. you can perform the same operation with the Frequency Case. It contains information relative to the frequency computation procedure. . Click OK to exit the Report application. In complement to the Static Case Report. you will find the image of the Von Mises Stress (nodal value) you previously generated. If needed. one finds items such as: a list of vibration frequencies a list modal participation factors 4. 3.numbering SPC singularity auto-fixing constraints factorization stiffness computation constrained stiffness and loads computation stiffness factorization displacement computation reactions computation equilibrium checking For example.

from the DMU Data Navigation With the Publishing Tools. You can now use the available Publishing tools (Start Publish icon toolbar or Tools->Publish->Start Publish command from the menubar). OR 1. From any of the DMU workbenches (except DMU Engineering Analysis Review) . text. . DMU Navigator 1. VRML. if you select the Publish Feature icon and then the Analysis current view.txt file: sample02_Image_Loads. Click here to open the . the program also generates a Text file ready for user editing.In addition to the HTML Report file. you can create a DMU html publish report with snapshots. select the Tools -> Publish command. In addition.txt. a link to the Analysis Basic report will be automatically created in DMU publish report. Select Start -> Digital Mockup -> DMU Navigator from the toolbar. 5. features.

. For more details on Publishing Tools. see DMU Navigator user's guide.Click here if you wish to enter both the DMU Navigator and Generative Part Structural Analysis report.

Amplitude Modulation: Scales the deformed mesh amplitude.Results Management Results Management: Post-processes results and images. Image Animation: Animates an image. Images Layout: Tiles layout images. Manipulating the Color Palette: Edit the Palette on Von Mises display. Extrema Detection: Searches for global or local extrema of the analyzed field. . Cut Plane Analysis: Examines results in a plane cut.

Each frame represents the result displayed with a different amplitude. This task shows how to Animate Images: from DMU Engineering Analysis Review workbench from DMU Navigator workbench You can use the sample26. Sometimes you gain a more thorough understanding of the system behavior. . The frames follow each other rapidly giving the feeling of motion.CATAnalysis document: you created a Stress Von Mises image. you can get better a insight of the behavior of the system. By animating a deformed geometry or a normal vibration mode.Animating Images Image Animation is a continuous display of a sequence of frames obtained from a given image.

Click the Pause button The animation is interrupted. You access any point of the simulation at random. Click the Animate icon . The image is animated with default animation parameters and the Animation dialog box is displayed. 3. 2. You can now change the animation parameters to the desired values: Define the Loop mode: Play once in one shot Repeat play non stop Repeat play and reverse non stop Play: Jump to start Plays backward Steps backward Pause Steps forward Plays forward .DMU Engineering Analysis Review 1. .

Click the Play forward button . see DMU Navigator user's guide. Animation is resumed.Jump to end Steps Number: To make the animation more or less fluent Speed For a smooth animation set the Number of steps parameter to its maximum value (20) and activate the Repeat play and reverse non stop button . For more details on Publishing Tools. select the Tools -> Simulation command. With the Play a Simulation functionality. . 4. 5. OR 1. From any of the DMU workbenches (except DMU Engineering Analysis Review). The animation capability is also available for Frequency Solutions. Select Start -> Digital Mockup -> DMU Navigator from the toolbar and use the available Play a Simulation icon . with the new settings taken into account. Click OK to exit the Animation application. DMU Navigator 1. you can animate the image.

This task shows how to use the Cut Plane Analysis capability. The Cutting Plane automatically appears. . You can use the sample26. Click the Cut Plane Analysis icon .Cut Plane Analysis Cut Plane Analysis consists in visualizing results in a plane section through the structure. By dynamically changing the position and orientation of the cutting plane.CATAnalysis document: you created a Stress Von Mises image. 1. you can rapidly analyze the results inside the system.

3. . Handle the compass using the cursor and rotate or translate the Cutting Plane. For this. results in the Cutting Plane are automatically updated. 2. The compass is automatically positioned on the part. As you modify the plane position.The Cut Plane Analysis dialog box is displayed. the normal of the compass is taken into account as the default normal of the cutting plane. Note that if the compass is already positioned on the view. with a Cutting Plane normal to its privileged direction. Activate the View section Only option in the Cut Plane Analysis dialog box to see the section relatively to the position of the cutting plane. you will select an edge of the compass and drag the cursor.

4. Click CLOSE in the Cut Plane Analysis dialog box to exit the Cut Plane application. De-activate the Show cutting plane option in the Cut Plane Analysis dialog box to see only the boundary of this cutting plane. . 5.

All the existing images will be cut. . if needed.The cut plane capability is also available for Frequency Solutions.

This task shows how to use the Amplitude Modulation capability. in the bottom toolbar. You can use the sample26. Click the Deformation Scale Factor icon The Deform Window dialog box is displayed. 1.Amplitude Modulation Amplitude Modulation consists in scaling the maximum displacement amplitude for visualizing a deformed mesh image. . You can either choose a large scaling coefficient to zoom on the deformed geometry or a small coefficient to obtain a realistic visualization.CATAnalysis document: you created a Stress Von Mises image.

A new image is displayed with your settings taken into account. 3. . Maximum Displacement: the value in mm of the maximum allowed displacement on the image. The animation capability is also available for Frequency and Buckling Solutions.The deformed geometry is visualized with the default values of the following parameters: Deformed Coefficient: the scaling factor. Click OK to exit the Deform Window dialog box. You can edit the Deform Window dialog box dialog box and set the parameters. 2. The Magnification cursor is automatically set to Max. Enter 100mm as Maximum Displacement new value in the Deform Window dialog box. The cursor further allows you to dynamically change the scale factor from None to Max.

Extrema Detection Extrema Detection consists in localizing points where a results field is maximum or minimum. Click the Search Image Extrema icon.CATAnalysis document: you created a Stress Von Mises image. This task shows how to use the Extrema Detection capability. You can use the sample26. 1. The Extrema Creation dialog box is displayed. . You can ask the program to detect either one or both global extrema and an arbitrary number of local extrema for your field.

Click OK to exit the dialog box. by setting the Global and Local switches. Local means that the system will search all the entities which are related to the Minimum or Maximum value compared to the two-levelled neighboring entities. you will launch the detection of the minimum and maximum global extrema. 3. with two arrow boxes locating the points of absolute extremum for the current field and containing information about the detected value. you will launch the detection of the minimum and maximum local extrema.You can ask the program to detect given numbers of global (on the whole part) and/or local (relatively to neighbor mesh elements) extrema at most. If you activate the Local option. . A new image corresponding to the default settings is displayed. Global means that the system will detect all the entities which have a value equal to the Minimum or Maximum value. If you activate the Global option.

Set the Global switch to off and the Local switch to on. and symbols locating the local extrema are visualized. Double click the Extrema object set in the specification tree. .The Extrema object set containing the two Global Extrema appears under the current Image object in the specification tree. You can modify the objects set by setting the Global and Local switches. 4. The boxes locating the global extrema disappear. 5. The Extrema Creation dialog box appears.

. in addition to the two Global Extrema objects. Double-click one of the Local Extremum objects in the specification tree. A new arrow box is visualized. as many Local Extremum (Maximum or Minimum) objects as you have required. Set the Show Label option to on and then OK. locating the position of the corresponding point and containing information about the detected value. 7.The Extrema objects set in the specification tree now contains. The Image Extremum Editor dialog box is displayed. in the Image Extremum Editor dialog box. 6.

The extrema detection capability is also available for images obtained under Frequency and Buckling Solutions.8. . Click OK to exit the Image Extremum Editor dialog box.

the Displacements. the Precision.Manipulating the Color Palette The von Mises stresses. The color palette is now active (the part viewer is deactivated and the part is shaded) and can be manipulated: either moved using the middle mouse button or zoomed using the middle mouse button and then the left mouse button. You can use the sample26. 1.CATAnalysis document: you created a Stress Von Mises image. the Principal Stress distributions are employed along with a Color Palette. Click on the color palette once. Move the palette Use the middle mouse button and drag the palette to the desired location. . This task shows how to edit the Palette on Von Mises display.

.Zoom In / Zoom Out the palette Use the middle mouse button. then the left mouse button and zoom either in or out the palette to the desired size.

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.CATAnalysis document from the samples directory for this task. You can tile these superimposed images into as many layout images on the 3D view. This task shows how to tile layout images.Images Layout Generated images corresponding to analysis results are superimposed into one image that cannot be properly visualized. You can use the sample13. Make sure at least one image was created and activated on the part.

if desired. The images are tiled along the Y axis. Click OK in the Images Layout dialog box. . Be careful: the cutting plane will cut all the images. 3. in the Images Layout dialog box. 2. You can animate one or more of these images.1. The Images Layout dialog box appears. Click the Images Layout icon . Select the axis along which you will tile the images. Select the Untile option in the Image Layout dialog box if you want to have the images superimposed again.

which can be found on the right and bottom border of your analysis document. Menu Bar Results Management Toolbar .Workbench Description This section contains the description of the icons and menus which are specific to the workbench of DMU Engineering Analysis Review. The icons are grouped in toolbars.

Analysis Engineering Review menu bar contains the following commands: Tools For. Basic Analysis Report Animate an Analysis Image Image Animation: Cut Plane Analysis Deformation Scale Factor Image Extrema Image Layout Cut Plane Analysis Amplitude Modulation Extrema Detection Images Layout . Basic Analysis Report See..Menu Bar The DMU ....

Results Management Toolbar The Analysis Tools and Results toolbars contain the following tools to manage results: See Generating Images See Reporting See Animating Images See Cut Plane Analysis See Amplitude Modulation See Extrema Detection See Images Layout .

Index A amplitude modulation analysis animating C color palette cut plane analysis E extrema detection G generating I image .

L layout R reporting result V visualization .

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