The Postprocessing Toolbox consolidates access to the most used or popular viewing options, in Femap, into a single pane.
The Postprocessing Toolbox allows you to quickly and interactively setup and change post-processing options.
Postprocessing Toolbox Demonstration
Beam Postprocessing Demonstration
Manipulating Your Results Data
Further calculation or extrapolation of the solver data is sometimes necessary to obtain the desired information.
Organization and sorting of data into particular studies can facilitate comprehension of results, in particular locating and comparing maxima and minima across multiple load cases. Interaction with third party programs and tools (such as Microsoft Excel) can also help efficient understanding of model behavior.
Femap has powerful data manipulation tools that can help with results studies organization.
Free Body Tools
Grid point force data recovery, that is calculated by the solver, provides some very useful output that helps to determine load paths through the structure.
Femap provides some capabilities that work with this data to provide free body diagrams for parts and components, balancing loads at section cuts in the model, and showing interface loads between components.
Free Body Diagrams
Free Body Demonstration
Output sets can be organized into Analysis Studies to help order the output data into more understandable groups. The studies can be created automatically when importing or attaching results data, or manually from existing data.
Organizing the output data in this way makes to easier to find, delete or operate on a collection of output sets from analysis runs.
For example, you can group output sets from statics, modes and time steps from a transient analysis into separate analysis studies and operate on them individually.
To quickly gain an understanding of the worst cases in a set of load cases, Femap provides a Results Enveloping capability.
You can create a single stress contour which shows element by element the worst stress state in a given set of load cases. You can also generate a criteria plot showing the load set number of the worst stress for each element.
Tools like these that can manipulate output data and present the critical information help to speed up simulation postprocessing.
Another method of manipulating output data in Femap is the Data Table. You can unlock the Data Table and send either modeling or results data to it. The Data Table allows you to sort, filter and evaluate data that it contains.
You can use it to rank results or compare data from different output sets or models. You can also copy the data to the clipboard and transfer it to third party programs like Microsoft Word and Excel.