How to Animate CAE Results?

 

How to setup animation?

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 | Animation Settings in context menu.
  • It pops up animation controls dialog as below.

  • Choose type of animation, Linear or Transient or Results.
  • Select Number of Frames (Frame Rate).
  • Select Frames if  type is Linear or Select Instances if type is Transient or Select results if  type is Results.
  • Click Harmonic if applicable and necessary.
  • Click Swing if  if necessary.
  • Click Scale Factor to scale the model.
  • Click Apply to finalize the definition of animation.
  • Click Animate for animation. Next section describes this in detail.

How to Animate Linear Animation?

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 | Animation Settings in context menu.
  • It pops up animation controls dialog.
  • Select Animation type as Linear in the popped up dialog.
  • Provide number of frames, say 8.
  • Click Harmonic and Swing motions if necessary.
  • Click Apply and Animate.

How to Animate Transient Animation?

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 | Animation Settings in context menu.
  • It pops up animation controls dialog.
  • Select Animation type as Transient in the popped up dialog. All instances are selected by default.
  • Select Number of instances if necessary.
  • Select Swing motion if necessary.
  • Click Apply and Animate.

How to Animate CAE results?

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 | Animation Settings in context menu.
  • It pops up animation controls dialog.
  • Select Animation type as Results in the popped up dialog. All results are selected by default.
  • Select the results for animation if necessary.
  • Select Swing motion if necessary.
  • Click Apply and Animate.

How to play CAE results animation?

  • Click  CAE | Animation Settings
  • Select Animation type as Results in the popped up dialog. All results are selected by default.
  • Select the results for animation if necessary.
  • Select Swing motion if necessary.
  • Click Apply and Animate.
How to play Dataset Animation?
  • Load a CAX file with merged data.
  • Click 'CAE | Animation Settings'.
  • Select 'Dataset' as type of animation.
  • Click 'Animate' to animate all the datasets available.

How to activate Mode Case animation or Eigen Vector Animation?

  • Load cax file.
  • Click 'CAE | Animation Settings'
  • For mode case and complex eigen data, default animation will be Eigen Vector animation.
  • If not, select 'Eigen Vector' option.
  • Click 'Apply' and 'Animate' buttons to activate animation.

What is Static Fringe?

Static Fringe option helps to display an overall Legend Palette for animation. Legend Palette is changing its values according to frame results.

Static Fringe option computes an overall min and max of all frames CAE results and displays a static color palette.

What is the advantage of 'Skip By' option?

If the CAE animation cycle contains a huge number of frames, user may fed up with time taken for a cycle.

This option helps user to reduce the cycle time, but view a better and complete simulation by skipping odd frames or two or more frames.

  • Consider the following image, which contains 201 frames.

  • It will consume more than one minute, if the time interval between frames is 0.5 seconds.
  • Number of frames can be reduced to 101 by skipping alternative frames.

  • Further it can be reduced to 67 frames by skipping two frames as below.