I have a model consisting of both shell and solid elements. In postprocessing, I only get stresses in the shell elements, but the solid elements have zero stress. Any idea what is the clue? Thanks for any help.
Pay attention, you need to select the correct "output vector": when you plot stress result in FEMAP you can select PLATE top/bottom xxx stress (this is for 2-D Shell CQUAD4 & CTRIA elements) and SOLID xxx Stress (this is for 3-D CTETRA & CHEXA solid elements), ok?.
You can click in MULTIPLE CONTOUR VECTORS button and choose more than one output vector to plot together "simultaneously" both shell & plate stress results, enjoy!.
Just to elaborate on Blas' point a little for maybe other people who run into this problem.
In the Select PostProcessing Data dialog box, click Multiple Contour Vectors button on the right side.
In this dialog you will be able to specify up to three contour vectors to plot.
Now you can see Von Mises stress for both plates and solids.
To complement the great Troy comments, if you want to have in the same plot stress results in both SHELL TOP & BOTTOM together with solid vonMises stress then click in CONTOUR OPTIONS and select ELEMENTAL to plot stress results in elements, click OK, and next you can activate DOUBLE-SIDED PLANAR CONTOUR to have in the same plot both bottom & top shell stresses, OK?.