How to Visualize the Model Topology Optimization in VCollab During the MDO Process?
Step 1 : Merge the multiple CAX models into one CAX model.
The CAXMerge.exe is a utility application which combines a number of CAX files into a single CAX file in batch mode.
C:...VCollab/VMoveCAE64> CAXMerge.exe [CAXFile 1] [CAXFile 2] … [CAXFile n] [Output CAX file path]
If the file name contains spaces, specify the file path in double quotes.
C:> “…VCollabVMoveCAE64\CAXMerge.exe” “E:CAXfilesfile1.CAX” “E:CAXfilesfile2.CAX” “E:CAXfilesfile3.CAX” “E:CAXfilesnewfile.CAX”
Step 2: Play animation across the models.
Open VCollab Pro.
Load the combined CAX file using File | Open
Click CAE | Animation Settings
Select Dataset Animation type from Animation type list box.
Click CAE | Animate and view the animation .
Click CAE | Results List for combined palette.
Check Combined Palette option in the CAE Result list dialog.
To add this view state as a viewpoint, right click inside the viewer to open the context menu.
Select Viewpoint | Add Viewpoint
Enter appropriate names for view path and viewpoint.