CAE Results

This command helps user to choose a result, derived type and load and mode cases for all CAE datasets.


What is CAE Model?

A CAE Model refers to a set of information belonging to one CAE file.

Result List Panel

Model lists all CAE models available in the scene.

It would contain more than one model if user merged more than one model into the scene.


Results lists all results. User is allowed to select any one of the results listed.

Default selection is first result in the list


Instance lists load cases and mode cases. "L1M1" is referred as Load Case 1 and Mode Case 1.

Default Selection is L1M1.


Derived Type lists all possible derived types based on the result type selected in the Result list box.

Default selection  is,

  • Translational Magnitude for vectors

  • Von Mises Stress for Tensors and

  • None for Scalar result.

Complex Type is enabled only for complex eigen data and lists the following complex components.

  • Real

  • Imaginary

  • Magnitude

  • Phase

  • Angle (User has to enter phase angle value).

Angle in Degrees refers to user defined phase angle value. This is applicable for complex eigen result. Default angle is zero.



The following three options will be enabled and visible if two or more models exist or merged.


Palette Options

  1. Active Model

    Only the current model will be active. A single color palette for the active model will be displayed. The active model will be displayed with color plot and all other models will be displayed in part color.

  2. Multiple

    Multiple models will be active. Each model will be displayed with its own color palette and result.

  3. Combined

    In this mode all models are displayed using a current model palette and results. Only the common palette is displayed. The result list will display only common results. The changes to palette/legend parameters are applied to all models..

Note: Default palette option is Active Model.

Hide Other Model(s)  hides all other models existing in the scene.


Combined Palette option

  • Responds to both datasets for 'CAE Results' dialog events, usually not.

  • Applies current dataset palette on the existing datasets.

  • Applies No-Result value, if user clicked result is not available for other datasets.

  • Animates both datasets for common result selected.

  • If any dataset does not contain user selected result, no linear animation exists for the dataset.

  • Allows user to probe all datasets.

  • Allows user to save this state into viewpoint states.


  • User can merge two datasets with similar geometry and compare the CAE results.

  • Visualize the differences on CAE design through linear and transient animations.

  • User can probe both models and compare nodal results.

  • User can save the compared results into cax as viewpoint states.

Context menu in the panel

CAE | Display | Deform Mesh command applies deformed result for Displacement vector.

User can set  deform result to any vector type result.

Whenever user selects any of the following vector type results, deform result is changed to current selection automatically.

  • Displacement

  • Displacement - Vibration Mode

  • Displacement [Real]

  • Displacement [Imaginary]

  • Deformation

Selection of results and Its effects on Legend and model contour

  • Application computes CAE result values for visible parts only, while changing the result.

  • If user hides one part and apply a new result to the model, Legend is computed for visible parts alone.

  • Computed color information is applied to the model for contour values.



How to select a result?

Click with the right most button in the Viewer Window, to pop up the Viewer Context menu and then follow the instructions as below.

  • Click 'CAE | Result List' option from the viewer context menu or click Icon icon
  • It pops up Results Dialog box as below.

  • Select a result, say Displacement.
  • Select Instance, say L1M1.
  • Select a Derived type, say Translational Magnitude.
  • Notice that CAE result defined is applied on the viewer model as below.


How to set and view deform result for vector types?

Click with the right most button in the Viewer Window, to pop up the Viewer Context menu and then follow the instructions as below.

  • Load a CAx file

  • Click 'CAE | Result List' from the context menu

  • Current deform result is mentioned in the bottom left corner of viewer.

  • Select any other vector type result.

  • Observe that deform result is still 'Displacement', even though different result is selected.

  • Select "Set As Deform Result" from the context for current selection.

  • View 'Deformation Result'  in the viewer as selected type.


How to utilize Combined Palette option?

Click with the right most button in the Viewer Window, to pop up the Viewer Context menu and then follow the instructions as below.

  • Load a CAX file, which contains CAE dataset.

  • Merge another CAX file, which contains same geometry but different CAE dataset results.

  • if both model geometry coincides in scene, move one of them away using 'Transform' option in product tree context menu.

  • Click 'CAE | Result List',

  • Check 'Combined Palette' option to apply current palette for both the datasets.

  • Now user can do all CAE operations on both the models to compare CAE results.

  • For example, probe same node in both the models and compare the nodal results.