provides the ability to create iso-surfaces. This tutorial
describes the procedure for creating iso-surfaces.
VMoveCAE and Load a CAE file: Start VMoveCAE and load
the new_file.rst file provided in the Samples directory.
scalar result or derived type: Iso-Surfaces can be
created for scalar results only. For vector, 6-DOF and
tensor results, user can create iso-surfaces for their
scalar derived types. Selecting on a scalar or a derived
type enables the “Add Iso-Surface” tool.
- Click on the “Add
Iso-Surface” tool: Iso-surfaces can be created using
“Iso-Surface” window. To enable this window, click on the
“Add Iso-Surface” tool. This pops up the “Iso-Surface”
window. The result for which the iso-surface is created is
shown as the iso-surface label and its value is displayed in
a text area which can be altered as desired.
- Add an iso-surface:
Let us now enter an iso-surface value say “10” in the text
area and click on “Add”. This will create the “Strain Energy
= 10” iso-surface as shown in the following diagram.
- Changing iso-surface
properties.: Let us now add a second iso-surface at say
“Strain Energy = 25” by entering 25 in the text area and
Let us now select the iso-surface
“Strain Energy = 10”. We can observe that the label and
values on the “Iso-Surface” window changes accordingly. This
can be repeated by selecting the “Strain Energy = 25” again.
Let us now change the properties of “Strain Energy = 25” iso-surface.
Now expand the “Stress” tree to display its derived
types. Now select “Von Mises”. This will change the iso-surface
label to “Stress - Von Mises”. Enter a value of 120 and
One can now observe that the
iso-surface “Strain Energy = 25” is now changed to “Stress -
Von Mises = 120”.
Translate and create a CAX file. Open it in Pro or
Presenter to visualize the iso-surface. If the iso-surface
is out of bounds and not cutting the geometry then no iso-surface
will be created. The next beta version will provide a slider
to improve the iso-surface interface and to help the user
understand the valid ranges.