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HyperView 8.0 Tutorials
HyperView Tutorials ............................................................................................................ 1 Finding the Installation Directory .................................................................................... 1 Loading Model Files - HV-1000......................................................................................... 3 Using the Animation Controls - HV-1010....................................................................... 6 Controlling the Model View - HV-2000..........................................................................10 Applying Entity Attributes - HV-2010............................................................................14 Using the Model Browser - HV-2020 .............................................................................18 Masking Elements - HV-2030 ..........................................................................................21 Creating Groups - HV-2040..............................................................................................24 Using Keyboard Shortcuts and Function Keys - HV-2050......................................27 Contouring Results - HV-3000 ........................................................................................29 Viewing Deformed Shapes - HV-3010...........................................................................34 Viewing Iso Values - HV-3020 .........................................................................................37 Editing Legends - HV-3030 ..............................................................................................41 Viewing Vector Plots - HV-3040......................................................................................46 Viewing Tensor Plots - HV-3050.....................................................................................48 Transforming and Averaging Stresses - HV-3060.....................................................52 Creating Derived Loadcases - HV-3070 .......................................................................56 Querying Results - HV-4000 ............................................................................................58 Performing Advanced Queries - HV-4010....................................................................61 Creating Section Cuts - HV-5000 ...................................................................................65 Using Exploded View - HV-5010.....................................................................................69

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Tracking Entities during Animation - HV-5020...........................................................72 Tracing Nodes and Components during Animation - HV-5030 .............................74 Creating Measures for an FEA Model - HV-6000 .......................................................77 Creating Notes - HV-6010.................................................................................................82

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To determine what this path is. it is recommended that you begin with HyperWorks Desktop Environment . All files referenced in the HyperView tutorials are located in the HyperWorks installation directory under <install_directory>/tutorials/mv_hv_hg/animation. file paths are referenced as <install_directory>/. follow these instructions: 1./. 2. you will need to determine the path of the installation directory <install_directory>. Finding the Installation Directory Most tutorials use files that are located in the tutorials/ directory of the software installation. Select HyperGraph from the Select application menu. In order to locate the files needed.HWD-0010 before working on any other tutorial. If you need help finding the installation directory. Bring up the application. In the tutorials. see Finding the Installation Directory <install_ directory> or contact your systems administrator. This path is dependent on the installation that was performed at your site.HyperView Tutorials Suggested Order File Location If you are a new user.0 Tutorials 1 .. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8.

4. and Functions dialog In this example. and Functions dialog is displayed. This is the <install_directory> path. Writers.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . From the Tools menu (located at the top of graphics user interface). and Functions…. and review the path preceding the directory /templates/. select Readers. Writers. Readers.3. The Readers. Select the Import Template tab. Writers. <install_directory> is C:/hyperworks/MyInstallation/Altair/hw. 2 HyperView 8.

the component definitions such as name and color are not preserved. You can then set the active model in the window from the View menu.Loading Model Files . The solver definition for component names along with the default color settings are loaded. it is not a requirement that you load the model file along with the results. when only result files are loaded. If the result file already contains the model definition. or by clicking on the file name in the status bar. Click the Load Model panel button on the toolbar. You can also choose to load only a model or result file.HV-1000 In this tutorial. However.0 Tutorials 3 . you will learn how to: • • Load model and result files Load various solver result formats Tools To access the Load Model panel: • Or • Select Load Model from the Graphics menu. The Load Model panel allows you to load the result files along with the model files. Load Model panel Activating the Overlay check box in the panel allows you to load multiple models and their results into a single window. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. by activating the Browser and selecting the HyperView tab.

select File/New to delete the contents of the current HyperView session. Click the Load model button. on the toolbar. 4 HyperView 8.0\demos\mv_hv_hg\animation\dyna\ bumper\bumper_deck. HyperView supports additional solver formats via result translators. Click Apply to load the model data from the results file along with the input data. . 3.key. From the menu bar.0\demos\mv_hv_hg\animation\dyna\bumper\d 3plot.Supported Solver Result File Formats The following solver result file formats are supported by HyperView. Click the Load model file browser. Exercise: Using the Load Model Panel This exercise uses the file bumper_deck. 1. Step 2: Load the solver results file d3plot for result data. 2.key model data. open the file d3plot located in <install_directory>\Altair\hw8. open the file bumper_deck. Step 1: Load the solver input file bumper_deck.key and the corresponding d3plot.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering .key located in <install_directory>\Altair\hw8. Click the Load results file browser. 2. 1. • • • • • • • • • • HyperMesh results (RES) file Hyper3D (H3D) file Altair FLX file Altair MRF file ABAQUS ODB file NASTRAN OP2 file LS-DYNA D3PLOT and PTF files ADAMS GRA and RES files ANSYS RST and RTH files DLM or LS-DYNA DYNAIN files • • • • • • • • • • DYNA DB file MADYMO KIN3 (KN3) and FAI files MARC T16 file NIKE3D N3PLOT file OptiStruct OP2 file PAM-CRASH DSY file RADIOSS A001 file DADS BIN File Moldflow UDM file Universal UNV file In addition to the solver result file formats supported through direct readers.

on the toolbar. to open the Page Layout dialog. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. Observe the difference in component colors between the two windows. 2. 2. 3. 4.Step 3: Load the solver result file d3plot for both model and results in a new window. Click the Page Layout button Select the two window layout Activate the new window. 1. 1. . and close the dialog. Uncheck the box next to Load results. Load the bumper_deck.key file for the model.0 Tutorials 5 . Step 4: Load the model file alone in a window. Load the d3plot file for model and results in this window. Click Yes in the pop-up message that appears. 3.

HV-1010 In this tutorial you will learn how to: • • • • Animate a file Use the Animations Control panel Use the LoadCase Selector View the model on full screen and animate the model Tools To animate and control the animation rate of your model: • Click on the Animate Start/Stop button . Modal.0\demos\mv_hv_hg\animation\dyna\bumper\b umper_deck. Based on the analysis type. 1.0\tutorials\mv_hv_hg\animation\truck\d3p lot for model and result files. Step 1: Animate the models by clicking the Transient animation button. You can also control the rate of the animation through the Animation Control panel. Click the Load model panel button.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Exercise: Controlling the Animation This exercise uses the file bumper_deck. 6 HyperView 8.key.Using the Animation Controls . 2. Load the files bumper_deck.key located in <install_directory>\Altair\hw8. or on the Animation Controls button Or • Select Animate/Animation Controls from Page menu Animation Controls panel for transient You can animate a result file in HyperView by clicking on the Animate Start/Stop button . on the toolbar. and the corresponding d3plot located in <install_directory>\Altair\hw8. you can animate a model using the Transient.key and the corresponding d3plot. or Linear Static.

Creates and displays an animation sequence starting and ending with the model’s original position. 4. Click the Animation Controls button. Animation Types A brief description of each animation type is given below: Transient Linear Displays the model in its time step positions as calculated by the analysis code. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. Click the Current time first arrow . Move the slider bar under Speed: to slow down the animation. Modal Step 2: Animate from time zero to 0. Click the Animate End forward arrow until the slider bar reaches the end of the animation. Move the Animate end slider to the time 0. 6.0 Tutorials 7 . to animate the window. Note the model animates between 0 and 0. Creates and displays an animation sequence starting with the original position of the model and ending with the fully deformed position. Click on the triangle next to the button and note the various animation types available.04. The deforming frames are calculated based on a sinusoidal function. Click the button again to stop the animation. 2. Click the Animate Start/Stop button.04. An appropriate number of frames are linearly interpolated between the first and last positions. to display the page at time 0. Animate the model. 7. 5. 3. .3. 1. Stop the animation. .04. 4. 5.

4.8. right -click on the vertical bars and select Close to close the minibar. Increase or decrease the animation speed by clicking the up or down arrows. 7. Manually animate the model by moving the horizontal slider. Animation minibar 3. Animate the model. Deselect Full Screen from the View Menu. Change the animation type to Linear Static and note the difference in the panel. Stop the animation by clicking the Animate Start/Stop button. 1. Drag the red arrow to the left and animate the model. Change the animation type back to Transient . 5.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Animation Controls panel for linear static 9. On the left side of the animation minibar. From the View menu. Move the animation minibar anywhere on the screen by placing the mouse pointer on the vertical bars on the left and then dragging the mouse. 6. especially when you are in full screen mode. From the View menu. 9. 8. This allows you to control the animation without having to return to the animation control panel. 10. 8 HyperView 8. Click the right arrow to advance to the next frame or the left arrow to go back to the previous frame. Step 3: Expand the entire graphics area to the HyperView window and animate data using the animation minibar. 2. 11. select Full Screen for the maximum viewing area possible. select Animation Minibar.

Click on the LoadCase Selector located on the right corner of the status bar. Loadcase Selector 1. The active load case and simulation are displayed in the lower right portion of the status bar. You can also move through loadcases/subcases and modal shapes using this option. Use the Current Time arrows to move through the time steps.Step 4: Choose a specific time step using the Load Case and Simulation Selection dialog. Choose Time = 0. 4. 3.0 Tutorials 9 .03 under Simulation in the dialog. 2. Click OK. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8.

You can set the rotation increment in degrees using the text box in the center. Zoom in and out on the model to adjust the view. The synchronized view panel allows you to view the model in multiple windows synchronically. View Controls Synchronized View Controls The following view controls allow you to manipulate the model view in HyperView. Options . and videos. Click the aqua bar on the right to hide or display the view controls. Rotates the model incrementally. The zoom factor is set using the Tools menu. This is useful for viewing animations with very large deformations. plots.Controlling the Model View . The Top.Visualization dialog. you will learn how to: • • Use the view controls Use the synchronized view utility Tools The view control panel allows you to visually manipulate model graphics. Frt and Lft views can be flipped with the horizontal and vertical flip buttons.HV-2000 In this tutorial.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Sets a specific model orientation in relation to the global coordinate system. Considers the displacement of the model throughout the animation and scales the view such that the entire displacement can be seen. Up to two user-defined views can be stored and recalled for each window 10 HyperView 8.

key and the corresponding result file. Load the truck. 9. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. . 1. Click the Lft button to view the model in the Left view Use the Fit button to fit the model to the window. Click the magnifying lens icons. and and . respectively. Change the angle of rotation in the view controls panel from its default value of 15 degrees to 30 degrees by changing the value in the text box.key model file and the d3plot results file from the truck folder. Click the bar again to display the view controls.Exercise: Using View Controls This exercise uses the model file truck. 4. to zoom in and out. Click the aqua bar to the right of the view controls to hide the view control buttons. Click the arrow buttons. to rotate the model about the axis perpendicular to the . 3. Each mouse-click rotates the model by 30 degrees. 7. 5. Click the curved arrow keys. Step 1: Use the view controls. to rotate the model about the horizontal and vertical axis. 2. . 8. . plane of the screen.0 Tutorials 11 . d3plot. 6.

select Synchronized View to open the View Controls dialog. Click the recall key. to recall the view stored in memory M1. Click Fit All Frames to place all the animation frames within the window frame. Note that some parts of the animation are outside the window graphics area. Left-click on M1 to assign the view to memory M1. 4. Click Iso to change the view to Iso. Click the Page Layout button Select the two window layout Activate the new window. 3. and close the dialog. Click the Animate Start/Stop button to animate the model. . From the Utilities menu. Click Front View. 2. 1. to display the front view for the two windows. 11.key and d3plot files in the new window. 12. R1. Step 2: Change the Window Layout and load files. 14. . Step 3: Change the view in multiple windows simultaneously using Synchronized View. 1.10. . Load the truck. 12 HyperView 8. 2. 13. Click the Animate Start/Stop button to stop the animation.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . 15.

You can no longer view both windows synchronically using the view controls. indicating they are synchronized. Click Iso View and Zoom in and Zoom out to change the view. 4. 8. 5. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. . Only the model in window 1 in the graphics area rotates. Close the Synchronized View Controls dialog. Click the second window in the pop-up to freeze window 2 Click the arrow keys to rotate the models. Click the synchronize window button to view the synchronized windows. 7. 6.0 Tutorials 13 . The two windows have the same background color as the windows in the graphic area.3. Click on the synchronize window button and click on window 2 to synchronize both windows again.

1. 3. From the Load model file browser. open the file truck. Go to the Load Model panel.key and its corresponding results file. 5. From the menu bar. 14 HyperView 8. 1.HV-2010 In this tutorial you will learn how to: • • • Use the Entity Attributes panel Turn on/off the visibility of model entities Change the attributes of the model Tools To access the Entity Attributes panel: • Or • Select Entity Attributes from the Graphics menu. 3. From the Load model file browser. Step 1: Load the solver input file truck. Deactivate the option Load results. d3plot located in the truck folder. and groups). . Click Apply to load the model file. coordinate systems. color. and mesh lines.key from the truck folder. Make window 2 active. 2. 2. Create a two-window page layout. open the file d3plot from the truck folder. and change their visual properties. This panel allows you to turn on and off model parts (components. such as shading. Exercise: Using the Entity Attributes Panel This exercise uses the LS-DYNA input file truck.Applying Entity Attributes . . . Click on the Entity Attributes panel button on the toolbar. 4.key for model data. Step 2: Load the solver results file d3plot for model data in a second window on page 1.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . select File/New to delete the contents of the current Hy perView session.

Click OK to close the Model Properties dialog. Rails. HyperView 8. Click Apply to load the model data from the results file. See the list of components with shell elements by clicking the + button next to its name in the list. Step 3: Compare the model component names. but their component ID’s are not. Change the Entity type to ‘Shell’ for the active window. etc. Make window 1 active and review its component list. The component names are Shell 48. etc.4. Go to the Entity Attributes panel. and colors in windows 1 and 2. The component names are Bumper. 3. window 2. Right -click on the model title or path name in the lower right corner of the HyperView window. 1. The Model Properties dialog is displayed and contains information for the data in the active window. 5. . 4. These names are specified in the solver input file that was created in HyperMesh. IDs. The models’ colors are also different.0 Tutorials 15 Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Shell 36. 2.

Click Display: Off to turn off the display of all shell elements. From the Entity drop-down menu. 8. Clear the selection by either clicking in the graphics area or clicking None. 5. The shell components are no longer displayed. From the list of Shell components. Step 5: Turn on and off components with the Auto apply mode active. select Components. select Shell. 8. to create a rectangle enclosing some of the components. select Shell 48 and then hold the SHIFT key and select Shell 40. Make window 2 active. 16 HyperView 8. and drag the mouse in the graphics area. When this option is active. 7. Click in the graphics area or click None to clear the selection. Click on Display: Off. The components inside the window are no longer displayed. Turn off the display of all components with solid elements. 7. 1. 10. 5. 6. From the list. 3. Click None to turn off the id’s. Verify that the Auto apply mode is turned off. In the graphics area. 6. The list contents will vary based on the result type loaded in HyperView.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . The current active option is displayed next to the Auto apply mode check box. Press the SHIFT key and the left mouse button. The components listed between Shell 48 and Shell 40 are now selected and displayed. HyperView groups the components based on the element type while loading the model data. 4. 1. select Shell and then click Display: On to display all components with shell elements. 4. Select Shell from the Components list. 9. 2. The option Auto apply mode is now set to Display On. Click All and then click Display: On to display all of the components. The component is no longer displayed. From the list. Click on Display: On. pick a component on the model. Turn on the option of Auto apply mode. 2. 9. the selected option is automatically applied when you select a component from the screen or from the entity list. 3.Step 4: Turn on and off groups with the Auto apply mode inactive. Click All to display all of the components.

2. Click on one of the colors from the color palette. 6.Step 6: Changing the display attributes and color 1. The materials list allows you to apply a material to a component to define the behavior of its reflected and emitted light. and opacity for components. 4. 5. Click on Shell from the entity list. shading. The selected color is applied to the tire. and Opaque. allow you to control line.0 Tutorials 17 . Three visual modes. Click on one of the truck tires. Shaded. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. Mesh. In the graphics area of the active window. Click on the Transparent mode icon . click on the truck bed. The color palette allows you to apply a different color to a component. Click on the Mesh Lines icon . 3.

systems. and also control which entities appear in the model display. Exercise: Using the Model Browser This exercise uses the model file.HV-2020 In this tutorial.key and the corresponding d3plot file as the results file. truck. you will learn how to: • • Turn components on and off from the Model Browser Change the display style and attributes from the Model Browser Tools To access the Model Browser: • Select Browser from the View menu. It allows you to change the attributes of individual entities. 18 HyperView 8.Using the Model Browser .0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . and groups in a tree-like structure. The Model Browser displays the contents of the current model such as assemblies. parts.

4. 3. Right -click on Solid and select Show Only. Load the truck.Step 1: Turning components on and off from the Model Browser. Only solid elements are displayed in the graphics area. Right -click on Line and select Collapse All. From the View menu select Browser.key model file and the d3plot results file from the truck folder. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. 2. 1.0 Tutorials 19 .

Turn off SOLID: ENGINE-GEARBOX (ID 8). The color of the component is changed. for SOLID: ENGINE-GEARBOX (ID 8). The display for this component cycles through the various styles. Right -click on the Style icon 2. 7. on the Style icon for SOLID: ENGINE-GEARBOX (ID 8). Expand the tree under Solid by clicking the ‘+’ icon. by deactivating the check box. 1. 6. 20 HyperView 8. 5.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . The component is no longer displayed in the graphics area. s elect Show.5. Right -click on SOLID: ENGINE-GEARBOX (ID 8) and The component is turned back on. for SOLID: ENGINE-GEARBOX (ID 8). 3. Left-click. Select one of the modes from the display Style pop-up menu. Right -click on the color box Select a color from the color palette. and continue left-clicking. 4. Step 2: Changing the display style and attributes from the Model Browser.

using the quick window selection mode. Exercise: Using the Mask Panel This exercise uses the model file. Under Action. verify that the Mask option is turned on. components. you will learn how to: • • Mask elements and components Unmask elements and components Tools To access the Mask panel: • Or • Select Mask from the Graphics menu. Click the Mask panel button on the toolbar. 7. Release the mouse button.Masking Elements . 1. Under Action. 4. 2. Step 1: Masking and Unmasking elements using the graphics area. Press the SHIFT key and the left mouse button. 6. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. and systems to reduce the number of entities displayed on the screen. Click the Mask panel button on the toolbar. and drag the mouse in the graphics area.HV-2030 In this tutorial. are masked and are no longer displayed on the screen. to draw a window over a specific area of the model. 3. Verify that the entity input collector is set to Elements. Load the truck. The elements that were chosen. turn on the Unmask option.key and the corresponding d3plot file as the results file.key model file and the d3plot results file from the truck folder. truck.0 Tutorials 21 . The Mask panel allows you to mask elements. 5.

the Apply to all models option is made available. Turn the Mask option back on. Turn the Unmask option back on. In the graphics area. 22 HyperView 8. 19. 18. 9. to unmask all elements of the model. 13. Change the entity input collector from Elements to Components. If the Apply to all models option is not activated. the mask is applied only to the active model. Release the mouse button. 11. to draw a window over the area of the model where the elements are currently masked. 10. Note: You can also use the quick window selection mode to choose alternate selection methods. The components enclosed in the window are masked. Upon release of the mouse button. pick the truck bed and the right rear tire of the model. to draw a window over the area of the model where the elements are currently masked. Note: When you load more than one model using the Overlay option. This option allows you to mask entities across all models when activated. Press the SHIFT key and the left mouse button. 16. the masked components enclosed in the window are unmasked. and drag the mouse in the graphics area. and drag the mouse in the graphics area. Press the SHIFT key and the left mouse button. Press the SHIFT key and the left mouse button. Click the Unmask All button. and drag the mouse in the graphics area.8. 15. Click the Unmask All button.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . 14. Click the Mask Selected button. to draw a window over a specific area of the model. Release the mouse button. to unmask all selected components. 12. The elements enclosed in the window are unmasked. 17.

Select By Attached from the selection list. to access the extended entity selection menu.0 Tutorials 23 . In the graphics area. 6. 2. Click the Mask Selected button. pick the roof of the truck. 5. The masked components are rejected and unmasked. turn the Mask option back on. 3. 1. 7. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. Click the Reject button. Click on Components. 4.Step 2: Masking elements using the entity input collector. Verify that the entity input collector is set to Components. Under Action.

Creating Groups . Click OK. Step 1: Create and export a group of components. 7. 24 HyperView 8. Double click on Group 2. The Create Groups panel allows you to create groups of components. pick the truck bed and the rear tire of the model. you will learn how to: • • • Create a group of components Import and export created groups View the components of a group Tools To access the Create Groups panel: • Or • Select Groups from the Graphics menu.HV-2040 In this tutorial. elements.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Click the Create Groups panel button on the toolbar. Verify that the Selection option is set to Components. to add a group. on the toolbar. Load the d3plot file from the truck folder. 5. Click the Create Groups panel button Click Add. and rename it truck 1. 3. 2. or nodes from the active model that is displayed. 1. 6. Exercise: Using the Create Groups Panel This exercise uses the d3plot file as both the model and the results file. 4. In the graphics area.

Click Add to Group. 1. Answer Yes to the question "This operation will discard current data and copy/paste buffer. Observe the difference in the feature lines of the components in the group truck 2. 9. 11. 14. and rename it truck 2. . Click Save. Observe that the feature lines of the chosen components are the same color as the color that is displayed in the Color box. Load the d3plot results file from the truck folder. From the File Menu. The chosen entities are added to the group truck 1. Step 2: Import a created group. Enter groups. Add another Group. and select the color red from the color pallet. Click on the Color box. 15. 2. Click Export. select New to start a new HyperView session. HyperView 8. to export the created groups.8. Click Add to Group. 12. 13.0 Tutorials 25 Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Go to the Create Groups panel. Continue?". 10.txt as the file name. 3. in the panel area. Pick the side door and the roof of the truck.

2. 5. feature lines. Click the Entity Attributes panel button on the toolbar.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering .4. and Solid). Select the groups. Click Import. Verify that the Entity type is set to Components. 6. 4. 3. Click Display: On. 7.txt file. Step 3: Viewing the components in a group from the entity attributes panel. 1. Click Display: Off. 26 HyperView 8. 6. and colors of each group on the screen accordingly. Shell. 5. Activating either of the check boxes will display the components. Verify that the Auto apply mode is turned on. Observe that both the truck 1 and truck 2 groups are imported. Click All. Select the groups’ truck 1 and truck 2. to import a saved group. Click Open. 8. by selecting Groups from the Entity drop-down menu. to turn off the display of all the components listed (Line. Change the Entity type to Groups.

Use the arrow keys on the keyboard to rotate the model. 9. d3plot. all keyboard shortcuts can be toggled on and off. Press ‘M’ again to turn off the mesh lines. Press ‘L’ to turn on the feature lines. 5. 8. With the ‘H’ key on the keyboard pressed. Click in the graphic area of the screen. Press ‘M’ to turn on the mesh lines. 6. Press ‘T’ on the keyboard to turn transparency settings on. 4. you will learn to: • • Use Keyboard Shortcuts in HyperView Use Function Keys for all the Desktop Applications Tools Keyboard Shortcuts allow you to control the way the model is displayed. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. click on the tire and the truck bed to turn them off. Step 1: Using Keyboard Shortcuts to change the view and attributes. and the animation without having to go to the specific panels.0 Tutorials 27 . 10. Press the ‘F’ key to fit the model to the screen. 3. Press the ‘+’ and ‘-‘ sign to zoom in and out respectively. You can also assign Tcl macros to "empty" function keys. its views.HV-2050 In this tutorial. Load the file. These shortcuts become active once you have clicked in the graphics area. Except for ‘F’ and ‘H’. 2. Exercise: Using Keyboard Shortcuts This exercise uses the result file. 7. This is common for all HyperWorks Desktop applications. 1. d3plot from the truck folder. Function Keys (F1-F12) allow you to access commonly used functionalities through the keyboard.Using Keyboard Shortcuts and Function Keys .

by clicking the previous page button Press ‘SHIFT’+’F8’ to add windows. Press ‘Home’ to go to the first step of the animation. 28 HyperView 8. 5. The image below shows the remaining options available for function keys. 6. Press ‘F1’ to open help. Press ‘SHIFT’+ ‘F3’ to add a new page. on the toolbar. 3. 5. Close the help Window.Step 2: Using Keyboard Shortcuts to control the animation of a model 1. Press ‘SHIFT’+’F7’ to reduce the number of Windows. Press ‘Page Down’ to move to the next frame. Go to the previous page.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Press ‘End’ to go to the last step of the animation. 2. 4. 6. 3. Press ‘Page Up’ to move to the previous frame. 2. Step 3: Using Function Keys 1. 4. Press ‘Delete’ to stop the animation. Press ‘Insert’ to start the animation.

5. Select Stress(t) as the result type and vonMises as the data component. The Contour panel allows you to contour a model and graphically visualize the results. tensor.op2.0 Tutorials 29 . Select Z1 for Entity with Layers. These will vary based on the solver type. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. Step 1: Create a Stress contour on all components. you will learn how to: • • • • • Create a stress contour on all components Create a contour on specific elements using stress results Create an averaged stress contour and generate iso surfaces Contour vector and tensor results resolved in different coordinate systems Edit the legend Tools To access the Contour panel: • Or • Select Contour from the Graphics menu. 4. 2. Click the Contour panel button on the toolbar. Exercise: Using the Contour Panel This exercise uses the model file.op2. Verify that the Components input collector is active under Selection. or scalar type results. 3. bullet_local. Click the Contour panel button on the toolbar. 1. bullet_local. In the Contour panel you can view vector. Extreme displays the maximum absolute values among the layers for each entity. The options for Entity with Layers are: Max displays the maximum values between layers Z1 and Z2. Min displays the minimum values between layers Z1 and Z2.Contouring Results . Z1/Z2 displays the layers for thick shells. Load the file.HV-3000 In this tutorial.

This can be done for other entity types also. Click Apply. to draw a window over a specific area of the model. Change the active input collector from Components to Elements. 7. 30 HyperView 8. and drag the mouse in the graphics area. pick a few elements on the model.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Press the SHIFT key and the left mouse button. 3. 1. the results are applied to all the model components displayed on the screen. In the graphics area. Step 2: Create a contour on specific elements using stress results. Click Apply. The contour is applied to the elements that were chosen using the quick window mode. 4. 2. By default. Verify that Resolved in is set to Analysis System and that the Averaging method is set to None.6. You can also select individual components from the model.

Step 3: Create an averaged stress contour and generate iso surfaces. Under Selection.5. Click in the graphics area and press ‘T’ on the keyboard. 2. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. The color bands reflect the band settings for the legend. 3. 4. Click Apply. Change the Averaging Method to Simple. Press ‘T’ again to turn off transparency.0 Tutorials 31 . 1. Click Apply. 6. click on Elements and choose All from the pop up selection window. 5. 6. This allows you to view the iso surface while seeing the model in transparent mode. Click Show Iso Value. Use corner data can be activated in order to view corner results. Click Clear Contour. Note: If your solver supports corner data.

Clear the contour. 7. The current system changes to Use r System (proj: x. Click Projection Rule. Click Apply. and click OK. Analysis system 6.Step 4: Contour vector and tensor results resolved in different coordinate systems. Under Resolved in select User System (proj: none). 2. 8. 5. Select the Analysis coordinate system. For vector and tensor results. y). Global system Change the result type to Stress (t) with vonMises as the data component. 11. 32 HyperView 8. Click Apply. 10. Change Resolved in to Global System (proj: none). Select Displacement (v) as the result type and X as the data component. 1. 3. Enter ‘2’ to choose the second user defined system. 9.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Click on System and then click on By ID. 4. select Projection (use projected axis as Sxx). you can transform the results to a different coordinate system.

12. Click Apply.

13. Close the dialog box. 14. Click Apply.

Step 5: Edit the legend.
1. 2. Click Edit Legend to open the Edit Legend dialog. Click on 4.603E+01 and change the value to 45.0. The numbers will automatically interpolate and change in the preview window. 3. Click Apply. Observe the legend changes in the graphics screen. 4. 5. Click Default to return to the default settings. Click OK to close the dialog.

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Viewing Deformed Shapes - HV-3010
In this tutorial, you will learn how to: • Apply a scale factor for a deformed shape and animation

Tools
To access the Deformed panel: • • Click the Deformed panel button Or Select Deformed from the Graphics menu. on the toolbar.

The Deformed panel allows you to specify parameters for deformation display. You can use this function to see the motion of your model after analysis. You can display the original structure and the deformed shape to see the total amount of movement, or view the deformed shape by itself. You can also create an animation sequence of the structure’s movement that shows the motion of the structure in a series of frames, based on what the analysis code has predicted the model will do.

Exercise: Using the Deformed Panel
This exercise uses the file, deformed.mvw.

Step 1: Deform a model and observe the animation.
1. From the File menu, open deformed.mvw.

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Select the Deformed panel from the toolbar Select Displacement (v) as the result type. Select Model percent for the scale.

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This scales the maximum displacement as a percentage of the model size. This percentage is entered in the Value field. 5. 6. 7. 8. Select Uniform to scale the model uniformly in the X, Y, and Z directions. Change the value to 10. Click Apply. Animate the model .

Various stages of modal animation. 9. Stop the animation. .

10. Open the Animation Controls panel 11. Change the Angle Increment to 10. 12. Return to the Deformed panel. 13. Select Component as the scaling type.

This option allows you to scale X, Y, and Z directions separately. 14. Enter: 0 for X 0 for Y 20 for Z

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15. Click Apply. 16. Animate the model. The animation is exaggerated in the Z direction only.

Various stages of animation in the Z direction.

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The Iso surfaces can be viewed from the Contour panel as well as the Iso Value panel.HV-3020 In this tutorial. By using the option Use Contour Settings in the Iso Value Panel. you can view the iso surfaces for the results as applied in the Contour panel. Click the Iso Value panel button on the toolbar. Contour the model for vonMises stresses. you will learn how to: • • • View multiple iso values in the Contour panel View a single iso value in the Iso Value panel using Contour panel settings View iso values using displacement results Tools To access the Iso Value panel: • Or • Select Iso Value from the Graphics menu. Choosing Show Iso Value from the Contour Panel will allow you to view the iso surfaces according to the contour legend settings for the applied result type. Select the Contour panel from the toolbar .0 Tutorials 37 . 2. Step 1: Viewing iso surfaces from the Contour panel. using Simple averaging. the Iso Value panel allows you to automatically mask elements based on a user defined value for the result type that is applied in the panel. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8.Viewing Iso Values . bullet_local. 3.op2.op2. bullet_local. On the other hand. 1. Load the file. Exercise: Using the Iso Value Panel This exercise uses the model file.

Click Show Iso Value. 38 HyperView 8. to view the iso surfaces. Click Clear Iso Value to return to the original shape. 6. Click Apply.4. while remaining in the Contour panel. 5.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering .

5. Click Apply. Click in the graphics area and press ‘T’ on the keyboard. Click Use Contour Settings to use the settings that you previously entered in the Contour panel. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. 4. you can view a single iso surface in the Iso Value panel. Press ‘T’ again to turn off transparent view. Clear the iso values from the model. Select the Iso Value panel from the toolbar . 6. A transparent view of the part of the model that is excluded from the iso surface is displayed. 8. Under Display Options. 7.Step 2: Viewing iso surfaces in the Iso Value panel using Contour settings. 1. 3.0 Tutorials 39 . Move the slider bar under Current value to change the iso value of interest. After you have created a contour of a model. 2. verify Show is set to Above. Show the model above the iso values and adjust the view using the slider bar.

3. You are viewing the contour in stresses. 40 HyperView 8. Change the Result type to Displacement (v).0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . For Current Value enter 2. 2.Step 3: View iso values using displacement results.468e-06 and press ENTER. Click Apply. 1. but the iso is operated using displacements. The movement of the slider bar is controlling the displacement result values while the stresses are displayed on the iso surfaces.

and descriptions for legends. Vector Plot. you will: • • • Edit the legend format Edit legend colors Save legend settings for future use Tools To access the Edit Legend dialog: • Click the Edit Legend button in the Contour. or Tensor Plot panel. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. The Edit Legend dialog allows you to change the color band.HV-3030 In this tutorial.0 Tutorials 41 . format.Editing Legends . Exercise: Edit the Legend and save the settings This exercise uses the d3plot file as both the model and the results file.

13. Stop the animation. Change the numeric precision Change the number of levels.Step 1: Edit the legend format. 11. 6. 8.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . 4. Change the legend type to Dynamic scale. 1. Create a vonMises stress contour using the Contour panel Click Apply. 5. 12. Select the Animation Controls panel from the toolbar Slow down the speed of the animation. Animate the model. . 10. The format automatically changes in the legend box. Close the Edit Legend dialog. . 15. Return to the Contour panel. Stop the animation. 14. 16. 42 HyperView 8. Open the Edit Legend dialog. 2. 3. Observe the legend updates for each time step. Load the file. Animate the model . The legend values automatically change in the preview window. Experiment with the following: Change the numeric format. Change the legend position to Lower left and click Apply. The legend moves to the new position. d3plot from the truck folder . Observe the changes in the legend. 7. The number of color bands in the legend box automatically changes. 9. Click Edit Legend.

Click Apply to add the legend header and footer to the legend on the screen. 1.- Activate the Reverse levels check box. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. 21. 18. Change the legend type to Fixed scale. 19. Step 2: Edit legend colors. and change the font type and size. Change another color. Select a new color. The lowest value is now red. Add a header and footer to the legend. The values are reversed in the legend box. Change the color of a legend band. Press ENTER. The edited value is displayed in bold font. Click on a number in the legend box and enter a new value. Click on a color band. The remaining values linearly interpolate. Click OK. the highest is now blue. Activate the Header check box and enter text in the text box. Activate the Footer check box and enter text in the text box.0 Tutorials 43 . 20. Click the font button Click OK. and change the font type and size. Original levels Reversed levels 17. Click the font button Click OK.

3. Interpolate colors between two color bands. Original colors Two changed colors Interpolated colors Step 3: Save legend settings for future use. Designate a file name and path. Activate the check boxes for the attributes you want to save. The colors between the two selected colors are interpolated. Click Apply.2. Click Interpolate. 3. Once you have completed your legend settings. Click on the first changed color. Items that can be saved are listed in the Save options section.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Files are saved in Tcl format. Click on a second changed color. you can save them for future use. Click Save. 2. 1. The new color scheme is applied to the model. 44 HyperView 8.

6.0 Tutorials 45 . Click Apply. Click Open to open the saved file and load the previously determined legend settings.4. The contour colors and legend are retrieved just as you saved them. Click Save. 5. Click Default to return to the default settings. 7. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8.

Step 1: View vector by component direction. Click the Vector Plot panel button on the toolbar. 6.op2. and Z components are checked.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Verify that Selection is set to Nodes. Components for Show. Load the file. 46 HyperView 8. Change the Resolved in system type from Analysis to Global. Select nodes by either of the following methods: • Or In the graphics area. 7.op2.HV-3040 In this tutorial. pick a few nodes on the model. Under Display options select Uniform for Size scaling. 4. The Vector Plot panel allows you to create vector plots that can be used to display any vector data associated to nodes. 3. 1. 8. velocity. bullet_local. you will learn how to: • • View vector plots with displacement results Apply display options for vector viewing Tools To access the Vector Plot panel: • Or • Select Vector from the Graphics menu. bullet_local. 5. and Direction for Color by. Y.Viewing Vector Plots . and acceleration. Exercise 1: Using the Vector Plot Panel This exercise uses the model file. Select the Vector Plot panel from the toolbar Select Displacement (v) as the result type. Verify that the check boxes for the X. 2. Examples include displacement. .

Select Show: Resultant. 2. Color vectors based on value. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. Vectors based on direction. Step 2: View vector by values. The vectors are displayed in resultant direction and their value corresponds to the colors in the legend. Press the SHIFT key and the left mouse button. 1.0 Tutorials 47 .• Or • Use the quick window selection mode. Click Apply. Under Display options select Value for Color by. and drag the mouse in the graphics area. to draw a window over a specific area of the model. Select nodes by collector type. 9.

3. 2. Step 1: Viewing tensors in the analysis system. Select the Tensor panel from the toolbar . bullet_local. you will learn how to: • • Plot and view tensors Select a projection rule for stress transformation and averaging to nodes Tools To access the Tensor Plot panel: • Or • Select Tensor from the Graphics menu.HV-3050 In this tutorial. bullet_local. .Viewing Tensor Plots . Click the Tensor Plot panel button on the toolbar. The Tensor Plot panel allows you to view tensor plots of stress and strain directions and magnitudes from elemental values.op2. 1.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Exercise: Using the Tensor Plot Panel This exercise uses the model file. 48 HyperView 8. Click in the graphics area and press ‘M’ on the keyboard to display the mesh. Load the file.op2.

7. Verify that Resolved in is set to Analysis System.4. 10. Verify that Color by is set to Value. Select elements either by collector type or pick them directly from the screen using the quick window selection mode. Change the Tensor format to Component.0 Tutorials 49 . 5. to view the tensors by values. Verify that Selection is set to Elements for the active entity type. 11. For Entity with layers select Z1. 9. 6. 8. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. The legend changes to a category legend to reflect the colors of the directions. Select Color by: Direction and view the direction of the vectors. For Result type select Stress (t).

Select Projection (use projected axis as Sxx) to activate the axis options. the secondary axis is automatically used. Click Apply to transform all the stress tensors to the global direction using the projection rule. Click Projection Rule. 4.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . 50 HyperView 8. The projection rule status is designated next to the coordinate system type in the Resolved in drop-down menu. If the primary axis is normal to the shell plane. There are six possible combinations of axes. Click OK to accept the settings and close the dialog. Select a projection rule to calculate in-plane stresses. no projection rule is applied. 3. Activate Average at node. select the axis you want to project to the plane of the shell elements. 2. 1. By default. Change the coordinate system to the global system. For the primary axis.Step 2: Viewing tensors in the global system.

5. Observe that the vectors are located at the nodes.0 Tutorials 51 . Click Apply to average the stress tensor to the nodes. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8.

6. Select the Mask panel from the toolbar . 12. Click on Elements. For Result type.Transforming and Averaging Stresses . 4. Click in the graphics area and press ‘F’ on the keyboard. 11. to fit the model to the active window. 3. 5. and then select By ID. 9. 12.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . 1. 52 HyperView 8. 7. Enter the following element ID’s into the text box: 108. Click Apply. If no corner results are available for an element. you will learn how to: • • Use various averaging methods for elemental stress Transform your results Tools • The Averaging method can be selected from the Contour panel.op2 file as both the model and the results file. Load the file. 8. 10.HV-3060 In this tutorial. and Difference. Exercise: Transforming and Averaging Stresses This exercise uses the bd03bk2. 2. Step 1: Contouring the model results. Verify that the Entities input collector is set to Elements. 16. Advanced. bd03bk2. Set Entity with layers to Z1. The various averaging options are Simple. This option allows you to change the results from being element bound to being nodal bound. Select the Contour panel from the toolbar . Click on the Reverse button. Averaging of elemental results at a node refers to the average of all the element corner results passing through that node. Activate the Use Corner Data option. centroidal results will be used calculate the average.op2. 107. select Stress (t) and vonMises.

15. Step 2: Averaging the elemental stresses using various averaging methods. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8.0 Tutorials 53 . 1. Verify that the Averaging Method option is set to None. Click Apply. 2.13. Click Apply. 14. Verify that Resolved in is set to Analysis System . Observe the discontinuities in the contour around the node that is shared by all four elements. Change the Averaging Method to Simple.

and turn on Projection (use projected axis as Sxx). Click Apply. Activate the Variation option.Note that the discontinuities around the node no longer exist. Click on the Projection Rule Click OK. Change the Averaging Method to Advanced . y). 6. button. Verify that Resolved In is set to Global System (proj: none). The Resolved in system automatically changes to Global System (proj: x. 3. and enter 80 into the percentage box. 54 HyperView 8. and you now are able to view the contour as bands. Advanced averaging means that tensor (or vector) results are transformed into a consistent system. 5.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Simple averaging means that tensor and vector components are extracted and the invariants are computed prior to averaging. and then each component is averaged separately to obtain an average tensor (or vector). 7. 8. 4.

For tensor/vector components. the corresponding invariants are computed from each element corner and then the difference is calculated. For invariants. The variation is the relative difference at a node. 10. the corresponding components from each element corner are extracted and the difference is calculated. 11.9. Click Apply. Click Apply. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. Change the Averaging method to Difference.0 Tutorials 55 . This option displays the difference between the maximum and minimum corner results at a node. with respect to all nodes in the selected components.

Derived loadcases are saved to the session file. 2. 56 HyperView 8.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering .inp and the results file brake_disc_complete.Creating Derived Loadcases . referred to as derived loadcases. you will learn how to: • • Create a derived loadcase from existing loadcases Animate a derived loadcase Tools To access the derived loadcase utility: • Select Create and Edit Derived Loadcases from the Utilities menu. 1.HV-3070 In this tutorial. This utility allows you to create new loadcases. Exercise: Creating Derived Loadcases This exercise uses the model file brake_disc_complete.odb.inp and the corresponding results file brake_disc_complete. Step 1: Create a derived loadcase. Load the model file brake_disc_complete. 3. using existing loadcases and simulation steps. From the Utilities menu. Verify that the Create from simulation list option is turned on. select Create and Edit Derived Loadcases.odb.

7. Stop the animation.Press brake pad against disc. Under Load Case. 8. 10. 4. select the Select Load Case option . Append all of the Increments in the list to the new loadcase. 5. Click Close. Under Simulation.0 Tutorials 57 Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Click on the Rename button. 9. From the drop-down menu. verify that New Loadcase is selected. The new loadcase has all of the time steps from the two combined loadcases. select CONTACT_STEP:Nonlinear contact step. Step 2: Animating the derived loadcase. select Dummy_step:Dummy step. Animate the model . 6. Click on the Append button. The model animates through all of the combined time steps. 6. HyperView 8. 2. 5. Type New Loadcase into the New Label dialog and click OK. From the drop-down menu. 1. 11. 3.4. Click OK. From the Graphics menu. Select both Increment 0 and Increment 1. select Increment 0: Base State .

0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . The Query panel allows you to view and export properties. as well as other information. elements. you will learn how to: • Query contoured results Tools To access the Query panel: • Or • Select Query from the Graphics menu.Querying Results . 6.key and the corresponding d3plot file as the results file. truck. components. Click Apply.key model file and the d3plot results file from the truck folder. 4. 58 HyperView 8. for all nodes. Load the truck. Select the Contour panel from the toolbar Contour the model for vonMises stresses. Once the model has been contoured. 3. you can also access the Query panel directly from the Contour panel by clicking on the Query Results button. Step 1: Contouring the model and querying the results. 1. Animate the model Stop the animation.HV-4000 In this tutorial. Exercise: Using the Query Panel This exercise uses the model file. Select the Query panel from the toolbar . 5. . . 7. Click the Query panel button on the toolbar. 2. and systems contained in the active model.

Click on the Query Results button. In the graphics area. In the graphics area. the corresponding contour value. and Simulation Step. Verify that the entity input collector is set to Elements. 11. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8.0 Tutorials 59 . pick a few elements on the model.8. 15. and Simulation Step. From the Averaging method drop-down menu. 12. Contour value (Stress). 9. located in the lower right hand corner of the Contour panel. You are taken directly to the Query panel. Return to the Contour panel . Observe the table in the panel shows the element id. 10. 14. and the simulation step for each of the selected elements. Deactivate all items in the Option list except for the following four items: Element ID. pick a few nodes on the model. Load Case. the values become nodal based and are no longer elemental based. This change is reflected in the Query panel entity input collector. Deactivate all items in the Option list except for the following four items: Node ID. 13. Load Case. 17. Verify that the entity input collector is set to Nodes. 16. select Simple. Contour value (Stress). Once the results are averaged. the load case. Click Apply.

csv. 60 HyperView 8. preventing the need to query the same data again. Click on the Export button. The Export option allows you to save the data that you have queried as a . and save the table as query.csv file.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering .18. which can then be used for further study.

1. truck. thereby preventing the need to query the same data multiple times. You can also create groups of the data that you have queried. Select the Contour panel from the toolbar Contour the model for vonMises stresses.key and the corresponding d3plot file as the results file. Click Apply.0 Tutorials 61 .HV-4010 In this tutorial. Step 1: Contour the model. 4. This allows you to filter your model to display entities of interest for the contour that you have applied. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. 2. you will learn how to: • • Query results based on a contour value Create groups of the queried entities Tools To access the Advanced Query dialog: • Click the Advanced button from the Query Panel menu. The Advanced Query panel allows you to query components. Load the truck. 3.key model file and the d3plot results file from the truck folder. and nodes based on a value in the legend of an applied contour. Exercise: Using the Contour Panel This exercise uses the model file.Performing Advanced Queries . elements. .

. 6. Verify that the Apply to options are set to All and Components.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . verify that >= is selected. 4. This option allows you to view entities that are in the range above the threshold value. 2. 7. 6. which is determined by the numerical percent that you have entered. Verify that the Warning Threshold option is activated. Click on the Advanced button. Step 2: Using the Advanced Query dialog to query results. as it is 80% of 400. 1. Use the Current time slider bar to display the time 0. Select the Query panel from the toolbar . and enter 400 into the text box. 3. 5. 7. Animate the model Stop the animation. Verify that Loadcase is set to Current Simulation. Verify that the User defined option is turned on. and enter 80 into the text box.034996. and the table will show the values in the range between 320 and 400 in blue. For Value. Select the Animation Controls panel from the toolbar . 62 HyperView 8. 8. located in the lower right corner of the Query panel.5. In this case the threshold value will be 320.

8. The graphics area will show all of the components that are listed in the table. as well as the location of the element with the highest maximum value.324E+02. Click on 5. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8.0 Tutorials 63 . Click Apply. which is the first value located in the Max Value column. 9.

4. Select the Entity Attributes panel from the toolbar Verify that the Auto Apply Mode option is activated. Click on the first value in the Max Value column (5. Click on vonMises>=400. 9. Click on Create Group. 6. 3. 7. The components in the group are displayed on the screen. 12. Click OK. Click All. 64 HyperView 8. Click Display: On. 11. 10. 2. 5. 8.324E+02). Enter vonMises>=400 into the Group Label dialog. The component with the element that has the maximum value that you selected will be displayed. and observe the graphics area. .0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering .10. Step 3: Creating and viewing a group of queried entities. Close the Advanced Query dialog. Select Groups from the Entity drop-down menu. Click Display: Off. Click on other values in the Max Value column. 1.

3. Load the model file truck. 4. The Section Cut panel allows you to cut planar or deformable sections through a model. Click the Section Cut panel button on the toolbar. truck. 2. 1.Creating Section Cuts . Verify that Display Options has the Cross section option turned on. . Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8.key and the d3plot results file from the truck folder.0 Tutorials 65 . you will learn how to: • • • Create a section cut along a plane Create multiple section cuts along different planes Create a deformable section cut Tools To access the Section Cut panel: • Or • Select Section Cut from the Graphics menu. Step 1: Create a section cut along a plane. Select the Section Cut panel from the toolbar Verify that Define plane is set to Y Axis. so you can view the details inside a model. Exercise: Using the Section Cut Panel This exercise uses the model file.HV-5000 In this tutorial.key and the corresponding d3plot file as the results file.

66 HyperView 8.5. A cross section band is displayed on the screen. Turn on the Clipping plane option.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Click Add. 6. 8. to view the cross section at 7. Move the Cross section slider bar to adjust the width of the cross section. Move the slider bar under Define plane different locations on the model.

Press ‘T’ and ‘L’ again to turn off transparent and feature line views. to view the opposite side of the section cut. 5. Click the Reverse button. Select X Axis for the plane.9. Step 2: Create and view multiple section cuts. Click in the graphics area and press ‘T’ on the keyboard. 2. Use the slider bar under Define plane to increase or decrease the clipped section. Reverse the clipping plane to view the other side of the section cut. to create a section cut in the X direction. 7. 6. 3. 12. Turn on transparency. Click Apply. 4. Add another section cut. 10. HyperView 8.0 Tutorials 67 Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . to view the model in transparent mode. 11. Press ‘L’ to view the feature lines. Verify that the Clipping plane option is turned on. with respect to the previously made section in the Y direction. 1.

Note that in this case. 1. 68 HyperView 8. Under Deform mode. This is due to the fact that this is a Planar section cut. 6. The model appears to be passing through a plane that has been defined at the point where the section was created. Return to the Section Cut panel . the section cut starts deforming. Use the Load Case And Simulation Selector to select the first time step. 9. Animate the model and observe the section cut.Step 3: Create a deformable section cut. Click OK. HyperView remembers the location of your reference cut. Select the Animation Controls panel from the toolbar Slow down the speed of the animation. At the time you create the deformable section cut. 2. 10. 3.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . and observe the animation of the model. to view a deformable section cut. turn on the Deformable option. The section cut is deformed relative to the time listed in the Time column. Stop the animation. the cut remains planar. 5. When you animate. Click Apply. the sectional plane moves with the model. . 4. Animate the model . 8. 7. therefore the plane of the model does not move with the model.

on the toolbar.0 Tutorials 69 . 4. Exercise: Using the Exploded View Panel This exercise uses the d3plot file as both the model and the results file. Select the Exploded View panel Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. Select Stress (t) for the result type and vonMises for the data component. 1. 2.HV-5010 In this tutorial. 3dplot from the truck folder. Click Apply.Using Exploded View . 3. Step 1: Perform an automatic explosion. Click the Contour panel button Contour the model. Load the file. . you will: • • • • • Perform an automatic explosion Translate a part Translate a portion of the model Explode the model from the selection center Explode the model from the model center Tools To access the Exploded View panel: • Or • Select Exploded View from the Graphics menu. The Exploded View panel allows you to explode models so you can adjust your view of the model. Click the Exploded View panel button on the toolbar. Select Simple averaging using the analysis system.

Stop the animation. 4. 2.5. Animate the model . The model automatically explodes based on pre-defined settings for center of gravity. Animation shows the simultaneous movement of the entire exploded model. direction. 1. Change the Direction to Z Axis. The truck bed is translated upward. 70 HyperView 8.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . 3. Activate the Automatic Explosion radio button. and magnitude. 6. Pick the truck bed from the model on the screen. Step 2: Translate a part. Click Add. 5. Press for several seconds and observe the movement of the truck bed.

2. Use the quick window mode to select the front end of the model. Add another explosion. Add another explosion. Click to move the selected components in X direction only. 4. Click .Step 3: Explode the model from the selection center. Enter: 1 for X 0 for Y 0 for Z 7. 6. Verify the Scale factor is set to Uniform. The model is displayed based on the saved exploded view that is activated. 3. 5. 3. The front end automatically explodes. 2. Step 4: Explode the model from the model center 1.0 Tutorials 71 . 1. Select Explode from selection center. You can activate the radio button on the list of exploded views during a presentation. Change the Scale factor to Component. Select Explode from model center. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8.

Step 1: Load and animate a file. The Tracking panel allows you to track any entity during an animation with respect to a node. you will learn how to: • • Track an entity during animation Contour displacement results relative to a defined tracking system Tools To access the Tracking panel: • Or • Select Tracking from the Graphics menu. Animate the model . and slow down the animation. Open the Animation Controls panel Observe the animation without any tracking system defined. 4. 72 HyperView 8. Click the Fit All Frames button. Choose the left view of the truck. 3. truck. Load the truck. 2.HV-5020 In this tutorial. This view considers the displacement of the model throughout the animation and scales the view such that the entire displacement can be seen in the graphics area of the screen.key and the corresponding d3plot file as the results file.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . by clicking the Lft button on the View controls panel.Tracking Entities during Animation . a plane. 6. The whole truck moves forward as it is animated. Exercise: Using the Tracking Panel This exercise uses the model file. 5. 1. Stop the animation. Click the Tracking panel button on the toolbar. or a component.key model file and the d3plot results file from the truck folder.

5. Verify that Result type is set to Displacement and that the data component is set to Mag. 6. activate the Use tracking system option Click Apply. In the graphics area. 1. Click OK. Click the Tracking panel button Click Add.0 Tutorials 73 . . 4. 3.Step 2: Define a tracking system with respect to a node. with the tracking system that was created. 7. 1. 4. Click Apply. Animate the model. 2. The truck is animated with regard to the node that was chosen. pick a node located on the top left corner of the truck bed. Animate the model. 3. Observe how the animation varies. Stop the animation. 6. Double click on Tracking System 1. on the toolbar. to add a tracking system. 2. This allows you to view the selected result with respect to the tracking system that was created. Change the name of the system to System 1. 7. Click the Contour panel button on the toolbar. Observe the changes in the contour. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. Verify that the Track option is set to Node. Stop the animation. 8. as well as the Legend values that are displayed. 9. 5. Under System. Step 3: Contour displacement results relative to a defined tracking system.

or a line during an entire animation or through selected time steps of an animation. 5. Enter the ID.key and the corresponding d3plot file as the results file.HV5030 In this tutorial. Close the dialog box. you will learn how to: • • Trace a component during animation Trace a node during animation Tools To access the Tracing panel: • Or • Select Tracing from the Graphics menu. Load the truck. Exercise: Using the Tracing Panel This exercise uses the model file. Or If you know the ID of the component that you want to trace. you can enter it from the input collector.key model file and the d3plot results file from the truck folder.Tracing Nodes and Components during Animation . system. Click Apply. by clicking the Lft button on the View controls panel. truck. Click the Tracing panel button on the toolbar. Turn on the Trace component option. component. 74 HyperView 8.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . 1. − − − − Click Component and select By ID. 4. Choose the left view of the truck. Step 1: Trace a component during the animation. Pick the rear tire of the truck. 3. 2. Click the Tracing panel button on the toolbar. The Tracing panel allows you to trace a node.

Animate the model Stop the animation. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. 1. Turn on the Trace node option. select All steps. This allows you to trace the selected component from the first step of the animation through the time step where you stopped the animation. Verify that Tracing Mode is set to From first step. 9. 3. 4. For Tracing mode. Go back to the Tracing panel. 2. Step 2: Trace a node during animation. 8. . Open the Animation Controls panel Note that the trace changes accordingly. Observe that the rear tire has been traced from the first step of the animation through the time step where you stopped the animation. Delete the component that you have traced. and change the current time.0 Tutorials 75 .6. 7. This allows you to trace the node you have chosen from the first time step of the animation through the last time step of the animation irrespective of where you have stopped the animation.

the node trace is generated automatically. Pick a node on the tire. Note: if you only want to trace the last few time steps.5.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Since you have already animated the model. Observe the change in the trace that is generated. 6. change the Tracing mode to Last and choose the number of time steps in which you are interested. Change the Tracing mode to From first step. 76 HyperView 8.

position of coordinates. you will learn how to: • • • View the Minimum and Maximum values of results applied Create a Measure group Plot a Measure created Tools To access the Measure panel: • Or • Select Measure from the Graphics menu. relative displacement. Select the Contour panel from the toolbar. 6.Creating Measures for an FEA Model . 1. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. 7. Load the file. Contour the model for vonMises stresses using Simple averaging. Click the Measure panel button on the toolbar . and angle between nodes.HV-6000 In this tutorial. 4. The Measure panel allows you to measure the distance between nodes. d3plot from the truck folder. Animate the model Stop the animation. Exercise: Using the Measure Panel This exercise uses the d3plot file as both the model and the results file. relative angle. 5.0 Tutorials 77 . Step 1: Create a measure for the minimum and maximum results. 2. 3. Open the Measure panel . Click Apply. .

2. 9. 3. Uncheck the Dynamic MinMax Result box. Verify that Distance Between is the option for measure type.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . The minimum and maximum values are displayed for each time step. Animate the model. Uncheck the Static MinMax Result box.8. 1. 11. The minimum and maximum values are displayed across all time steps. Verify that the Magnitude and ID boxes are checked. Click Add to create a new Measure Group. Check the Dynamic MinMax Result box. Observe the values change on the screen. Check Static MinMax Result box. 78 HyperView 8. Step 2: Create a measure for the distance between two nodes. 12. 10.

verify that Place curve on is set to Preview Plot. Step 3: Create a measure for nodal results using a live link. 2. In the graphics area. The distance between the two nodes is updated with the animation. Add a measure. Uncheck the Measure Group 3 box.0 Tutorials 79 . Stop the animation. This option becomes available when a contour has been applied. 6. Select Nodal result for measure type. pick one node on the roof of the truck and another node at the front end of the truck. Animate the model. The distance between the two nodes is displayed. 5.4. Under Create curve. Select two nodes on the screen. Select one of the nodes in the list. 1. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. 5. 7. 4. 3.

Observe the change in the plot window. 8. 80 HyperView 8.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . 10. Change Place curve on to New Plot. In the Contour panel change the Result type to Displacement(v) and click Apply. Animate the model. 9. Close the Plot preview. 11. A cursor moves along each curve. Select both nodes in the list.6. 13. The Live link option updates the curve as the model is animated. 12. Click Apply. 7. 14. Stop the animation. Activate the Live link option. Click Apply.

16. Animate the model.0 Tutorials 81 . Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. The Live link option updates the plot for the new contour applied. Stop the animation.15.

Click the Notes panel button on the toolbar. and relaying additional information. 6. Animate the model Stop the animation. If you have a contour applied. 4.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Exercise: Using the Notes Panel This exercise uses the d3plot file as both the model and the results file. 8. Contour the model for vonMises stresses. This is useful for such purposes as labeling items.Creating Notes . 7. 5. Load the d3plot file from the truck folder. Click the Notes panel button on the toolbar. Click the Contour panel button on the toolbar.HV-6010 In this tutorial. you will learn how to: • • • Edit the model info label Create notes Use notes to query data Tools To access the Notes panel: • Or • Select Notes from the Graphics menu. Verify that Attach to is set to Window. Step 1: Editing the model information label. Click Apply. edit. 2. 1. . 82 HyperView 8. and attach notes to the animation window or to model entities. describing trends. 3. The Notes panel allows you to create. the notes panel can also be used to query data and perform math operations using Templex.

Step 2: Creating and attaching a note to the window. click on the note and drag it to a different location on the screen. Click on the Insert Field button. Select Simulation Title from the Field names list. 14. 12. Click Apply.0 Tutorials 83 . Click Apply.frame} is added to the Description box. In the graphics area.simulationstep}. 2. 3. . and enter this note is attached to the window as the new description. Observe that {window. Deactivate the Model Info checkbox.frame} and {window. The frame number and simulation step time are no longer displayed in the model information label. In the Description box. 5. to add a note. delete {window. 10. 13. Select Frame Number from the Field names drop down menu. Click Apply. and insert it. 1. Altair Engineering Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering HyperView 8. The model information label. 15. 4. and select the color red from the color palette. 16. Observe that the text and the border of the note are now red. located in the top right portion of the graphics area.9. Click on the Color box. 11. Activate the Model Info checkbox. is no longer displayed. delete the text Note 2. Click the Add button. located in the Notes list. In the Description box.

select Entity. The new value is computed and displayed in the note. as well as the result type that has been contoured. Select Entity contour value from the Field names list. 3. Enter {{entity. from the Description box. Change the entity type to Element . In the graphics area. and insert it. The note displays the contour value of the chosen element.contour_val}/2} into the Description box. Click Add. 8. 2. 7.Step 3: Attaching a note to an entity and querying a result. Click Apply. Click Apply. and insert it. 5. Select Contour datatype from the Field names list. 6. For Attach to. 10. 4. pick an element on the model to attach the note to. 84 HyperView 8. 9.0 Tutorials Proprietary Information of Altair Engineering Altair Engineering . Delete the text Note 3. 1.