FW: CAE output file

From: Blasch, Larry (LBlasch@OPW-FC.com)
Date: Tue May 23 2000 - 16:14:26 EEST


I work with ANSYS, and it will let you output VRML, tif, jpeg, bmp, and a
few other formats.

VRML is the best choice for a dynamic presentation unless you just want to
play back a static slide show. If that's what you are looking for than just
do the model rotation in the FEA package and save the images in jpeg or tif
format and build a slide show in PowerPoint or something similar.

Remember, the VRML file will only contain one fringe display so although it
may be useful for max/min representations, it won't show load/stress/strain
changes throughout the ranges that you set. If you could output the VRML
file in such a way to show how the results change through the load range,
and let you freely rotate the model, then that would be tremendous.

Lawrence R. Blasch
Design Engineer
CAE Systems Administrator
OPW Fueling Components
P.O. Box 405003
Cincinnati, OH 45240-5003 USA
Voice: (513) 870-3356
Fax: (513) 870-3338

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-----Original Message-----
From: Dan Davis [mailto:ddavis@theamericanteam.com]
Sent: Monday, May 22, 2000 1:32 PM
To: RP-ML Posting (E-mail)
Subject: CAE output file

Hello all,

To you users of CAE tools (e.g., ANSYS, NASTRAN, PATRAN, Pro/Mechanica,
etc.), do these packages output files? I am looking for a graphical output
of the colored stress/thermal/etc model. If there is an output option, in
what format is it? I am looking for a graphics file I can use for a
presentation. Ideally, it would be able to be dynamically rotated, so maybe
a VRML or similar. Who would be an expert on this?

Thanks in advance.

Dan Davis

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