This is kinda driving me insane. I thought I had figured this out but Femap throws a curve ball and confounds me again.
I have created a custom coord called Doubler Lay Up. The orientation of the custom coord with respect to Global is shown below:
The X Axis of custom coord aligns along the Y Axis of Global Rectangular Coord.
When I want to view the deformation, I select T2 translation and set Transform to Basic Rectangular and the deformation pattern is along expected lines. Again screenshot below:
Next, I want to view the deformation with respec to custom coord and repeat the above expect that I choose Coord System 3 i.e. Doubler Lay UP. The T2 translation which is Y axis wrt to Coord 3 which is along X Axis in Global and hence was expecting contraction pattern but insteald the output doesn't change.
What am I doing wrong? Would appreciate inputs folks.
I will have to look in to how to use entity editor.
I have Contour Output turned OFF. Should it be turned ON along with nodal output set to required Coord system?
Is it possible that this a bug i.e. post-processing toolbox not aligning deformation pattern when transformation is done? 'Cause, here I was scratching my head for the entire day thinking what I could have missed/done wrong.
Anyways, appreciate your response.
This may be a work around but I have figured how to get correct deform pattern in a different coord system.
In post-processing toolbox, I think the Active Components under Transform control deform pattern in a different coord.
I kept the output vector to Total Translation and alternatively checked/unchecked different axes active components and got the deform response as expected. BTW, the transform was set to custom coord. Here is a screen shot:
BTW, if there is a better way to get desired results, I am all ears.