Is there a way to save the deformed geometry from an analysis as a geometry like STEP or IGES file ? if not orphane mesh ?
I use FEMAP v10.3
After you ran the solver use API "CUSTOM TOOLS > POSTPROCESSING > NODES MOVE by DEFORM WITH OPTONS", enter factor 1.0 in the three axis and all your nodes will be updated with deformed shape.
Next the geometry: you need to play with "Geometry > Surface > From Mesh", this command attempts to create a surface from any number of selected shell elements. It is best to select elements that will create a single surface instead of selecting all of the elements in the model. It is also better to select only one half of any “closed boundary” (for example, a cylindrical shape), instead of trying to have it create a surface all at once, enjoy!.
If you have a plate/shell meshed model, after moving the mesh to its deformed location as Blas describes, you can export the deformed mesh as a Stereolithography (STL) file. If your mesh is solid, you can skin it with shell elements with Mesh- Edge Members, and then export that shell mesh as STL.
Stereolithography export can be found at File - Export - Geometry.
Femap will export STL directly from a solid mesh (element free faces), even if the solid mesh is brick elements. In the latter case, Femap automatically splits the quad faces diagonally to create the triangular facetted STL.
Thank you very much but :
"Geometry > Surface > From Mesh
doesn't exist in FEMAP V10.3.
I am trying various methods, to export from neutral or export geomtry, but it seems to be in vain
Also one question , is the command
CUSTOM TOOLS > POSTPROCESSING > NODES MOVE by DEFORM WITH OPTONS
different that the Icon which shows the deformed structure that toggles the displayt into deformed or they are both the same thing ?