I am trying to create a new model parting from a deformed shape (due to thermal distortion). I was wondering if there is any tool in FEMAP that will allow me to do that, or at least to extract the total translation of the nodes I am interested in and then import that again to create the deformed model I am looking for.
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I do not know if there is any option but you can do:
- export node coordinates and displacements to data table: x, y,z. Output: results to data table
- define data surface with previous node coordinates and displacements. If you have everything in excel you can copy directly
- assign this data surface to the displacements.
I think it is what you were looking for.
There are several items on the Custom Tools menu that I think do what you want. Go to Custom Tools->PostProcessing. You should see "Nodes Move By Deform" and "Nodes Move By Deform with Options" that will move the nodes based on the results used to deform the active view.