How to use Simulation Results to Create a Point Map or Field


After running an analysis, the results can be used back in the model to allow the design to be driven by the calculated fields. This can optimize your model depending on what it's intended to do. 

Under the Simulation tab in the Exchange section, there is a variety of options for using the results of your simulation. You can export the results, meshes, models, and use certain results as point maps to influence your design. 


In this example, let's use the Von Mises Stress Point Map.

Create a Point Map

  1. Add a Von Mises Stress Point Map
  2. Insert the Static Analysis block into the input



This creates a Point Map of the Von Mises stress. When visible, you can toggle the Lower or Upper bounds of the Point Map. The Point Map is the stepping stone to utilizing the Simulation results. It can be exported, filtered to show the max or min values, and can create a Field for further design changes. 


Convert the Point Map into a Field

  1. Add a Field from Point Map block
  2. Insert the Von Mises Point Map into the Point Map input

To see the field, use the Field Viewer (hotkey f) to view the field. The field can be used to edit densities, thicknesses, and other values that affect your design. 



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