This option allows the user to play CAE animation. It also
provides the functionalities to control the animation, like pause,
stop and etc.
VCollab Presenter splits the
functionality into two groups.
Animate Control Panel
||Shows previous frame in
||Shows next frame in the
||Indicates current frame in the animation.
||User can move this
slider position to increase or decrease the speed.
||Links to Settings panel
Animation Settings Panel
||Allows to choose any one of the
No. Of Frames
||User can increase or
decrease frames per second.
||Applies harmonic motion to animation.
||Applies swing motion to animation.
||Select the instances for animation.
||Pops up Animation Dialog
||All settings will be
applied on animation.
||Links to scale factor settings
Types of Animation
It starts with original position of
structure and ends with deformed position of structure. Number of frames
provided by user are linearly interpolated between initial and
This is to animate the structure
with time step positions computed by a solver.
It is extracting all instances into frames
and animates them. User is not allowed to change number of frames.
Each frame refers to one instance or
one time step.
Animation of Results
Animates the frames in which, each
frame refers to each result.
Animating eigenvector results (complex eigen as
well as mode case data).
Animates all the datasets, if more than one dataset exists. Each
frame in the animation refers to one dataset result.
VCollab supports harmonic motion and
swing motion in addition.
CAE Animation is computing and
simulating of CAE data with finite number of frames from original to
For example, Let CAE data have 4 frames for
Animation of this data is to display
frames 1, 2, 3, 4
sequentially and cyclically.
Animation starts with frame 1 and ends
with frame 4.
the frames 1,2,3,4,3,2,1
sequentially and cyclically. Animation starts and ends with
equivalent mirror frames of all these 4 frames and displaying
sequentially and cyclically. This motion is applicable for
static analysis only (i.e., Linear Animation).
Harmonic with swing
To display frames
sequentially and cyclically.
type of motion is applicable only for Linear Animation.
This option is enabled if two or
more dataset exists. It synchronizes similar types of animations
of more than one datasets.
This option helps user to skip
number of frames. If the model contains huge number of
instances, it may take much time for a cycle.
This can be sped up by skipping some
number of frames.
RAM / HDD
User has two option to store animation
frame data either into RAM and HDD.
RAM - this option provides an
improved performance during animation. This performance will
reduce and hang if RAM free space is less or nearly null.
HDD - this option stores frame data
into hard disk and revoke it whenever necessary. If memory is
nearly full in RAM, user can use this option for a better