I have a problem with the "Default Direction" when deforming output: I can't get the Global Z to work. X and Y work fine.
I replicated this on a simple model: create 1 quad4, create an outputset then vector (nodal, type="any"), fill it with 1 for all 4 nodes, then deform. I tried specifying type = "displacement", I tried with an element not in the XY plane, no change. If I rotate my element by 90° then Global Y gives exactly the deformation I need, but a direct solution would be better than a workaround.
I'm on FEMAP v11.0.1. Is there a way to get it work?
Thanks for your help
I try to understand your problem, but not success, how simply is to put a picture, + share the FEMAP model, please help us to help you! -- thanks.
OK here is a more detailed version: I want to deform a model using a scalar, not vectorial, output field. For ex I've attached images with von mises stress on 3D els on a different model: I set the "Deform" output vector to Solid Von Mises stress, then I try Global X, Global Y and Global Z. I've set the Contour to the same output vector to correlate easily with the deformed model. Global Z doesn't work.
Try it on any model with scalar output: either in View Options > Post Processing > Deformed Style > Default Direction or in the PostProcessing Toolbox > Deform > Options > Default Direction => Global X and Y work fine, not Global Z.
If this is not the case for other FEMAP users this can be 1) a version problem 2) an install problem here (but all our users have the same poroblem) 3) ...?
Thanks for your help,
PS: for vectorial output something stranger occurs: FEMAP refuses to dissociate components. For ex try deforming with only T1 translation. Changing Global X Y or Z changes nothing to the display for me...
Under the region OUTPUT VECTOR for the Deformation style you can choose any output vector, but the reasonable one is to select TOTAL TRANSLATION, this way you will see results (say Displacements or Stress) with CONTOUR style over the deformed shape: