CAE | Result List

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



  • Complex results are handled with user interfaces.


What is CAE model?

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


Quick links

CAE Results Panel


Create menu

It drops down a menu for creating new results based on the current result selected.


Create Result... links 'CAE | Create Result' dialog.
Create Max. Von Mises Harmonic

allows user to create stress tensor using von mises maximum Eigen angle. This options will be enabled only for complex eigen stress result.

Angle for the tensor is computed for maximum von mises stress. Von mises stress attains maximum for two angles between 0 to 360 degrees.

Out of these two angles, VCollab considers  the angle which results in greater maximum principal value.

Max Envelope Instance creates an instance result which is computed for maximum result value of all instances at each node. The instance name would be of the form Envelope_Max_[Derived_Result_Name]. For example, if the derived type is 'Resultant' of vector type, then it will be Envelope_Max_Resultant. This is applicable only for transient result.
Min Envelope Instance creates an instance result which is computed for minimum result value of all instances at each node. The instance name would be of the form Envelope_Min_[Derived_Result_Name]. For example, if the derived type is 'Resultant' of vector type, then it will be Envelope_Min_Resultant. This is applicable only for transient result.


Edit Menu

Options... Pops up Result Options dialog.
Apply Distinct Range Sets current result as distinct range.
Set As Deform Result Sets selected/ current vector result as deformation data.


Delete Menu

Delete Results Helps user to delete current or selected result.
Delete Instance Helps user to delete selected instances of current result.

Delete Instance option pops up the following dialog for user selection.


Model lists all CAE models available in the scene.

It would contain more than one dataset if user merged more than one dataset 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.


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 a selected result.

  • If any dataset does not contain the 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.

How to select a result?

  • Load sample file, barcket2.CAX.

  • Click CAE | Results.

  • Click 'Stress' result from the list.

  • Choose 'L1M1' instance from the Instance drop down list.

  • Choose 'Mean Stress' derived type from the 'Derived Type' drop down list.

  • Observe the changes in the model as well as in the text information in the viewer as below.


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

  • Deformation

Delete Result deletes current selection of result. It prompts for confirmation.


Delete Instances allows user to delete a set of instances either to all results or a selected result.

How to set and view deform result for vector types?

  • Load a CAx file

  • Click 'CAE | Result List' menu item

  • Default deformation result is "Displacement"

  • 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 the deformed result for current selection of result.


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 utilize Combined Palette option?

  • Load a CAX file, which contains CAE dataset.

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

  • if both model geometries coincide 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 on both the models and compare the nodal results.

How to delete result or instances?

  • Select a result in the list.

  • Right click or click using right mouse button.

  • It drops down a context menu.

  • Select Delete Result option.

  • It prompts before deletion of result.

  • Click Yes to delete or No to cancel.

  • Select Delete Instances option.

  • It pops up CAE Result Instances dialog as below.

  • It shows the result name user selected.

  • Select multiple instances using shift or control and mouse.

  • Check Delete in All Results option to delete the selected instances in all results if it presents.

  • Uncheck Delete in All Results option to delete instances for the selected result only.

  • Click Delete button to continue or Cancel  to cancel the process.