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hagiographa
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Registered: ‎12-13-2010
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Result Colors not visible

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08-14-2012 07:27 PM

Can anyone tell me how to turn on the results (colors), to make the stresses visible?  I can see the scale change when chaning between results, but the model stays the same.

 

When a report is generated, it grabs a 'screenshot' which has the colors visible.  This is no good, as I would like to be able to rotate the model and have a look around at where the stresses are.

 

Thanks,

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INACTIVE_AstroJohn
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Re: Result Colors not visible

08-15-2012 06:05 AM in reply to: hagiographa

It's a little hard to know what's going on without an image of what you are seeing, but perhaps one of these will fix it.

 

  1. In the browser, expand the branch "Saved Presentations". Double-click on any one of the entries to open a new results window. Can you see the color plots now?
  2. Close all of the Results windows. Hold the Shift key down and click the "Results" tab. This will reset the results window to the default values.

 

Sincerely,
John Holtz, P.E.
Senior User Experience Designer, Simulation
Autodesk, Inc.

Current version of Mechanical & Multiphysics: 2013 SP1 (2013.01.00.0012 28-Jun-2012)
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hagiographa
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Re: Result Colors not visible

08-15-2012 05:22 PM in reply to: INACTIVE_AstroJohn

Hi John,

 

Thank you for the suggestions, unfortunately they didn't work.

 

Here are some pictures to illustrate the problem:

 

The "Print Screen-Not Displaying Graphical results" image is the display as I see it.  (No colors.)

The "image within report" is the image I saw in the generated report.

The "Save Image button result" picture is generated by the 'Save Image' function.  (Colors are visible.)

 

The results are there, but are not displaying in normal use.

 

Thank you for looking into it.

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INACTIVE_AstroJohn
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Re: Result Colors not visible

08-15-2012 05:57 PM in reply to: hagiographa

Hi,

 

I may not be much help because I forgot my laptop (with all of the software) at work, so I am accessing the forum from home (from a Mac, which I know nothing about). The two static images work because they are created programmatically. They are not just a "screen shot". But why the "live" image does not show any color is a bit of a mystery.

 

  1. Are the displacements realistic?
  2. What type of elements are being used?
  3. Any idea where the white color comes from? Is that the color of the part in the FEA Editor?
  4. Does this problem occur with other models or just this model?
  5. Try displaying the model with the mesh (something like "View > Appearance > Visual Style > Shaded with Mesh").
  6. The problem may be related to the graphics and/or graphics card. Somewhere under the "Tools > Options > Application Options" and the "Graphics" tab, there is an option to disable "Open GL". Try to toggle that option, and then start a new window (From the FEA Editor, hold the Shift key while you click the "Results" tab, and hold it until the Results appear.)
  7. What date are your graphics drivers? They may need to be updated.
  8. Somewhere under Windows is an option for "Hardware Acceleration"; I think it ranges from "None" to "Full". You might want to try changing that towards the "None" end of the range to see if it makes a difference.

In the off chance that the problem is related to the model, I suggest that you create an archive and attach the archive file to a reply. There is a post named "Create, Post, or Provide an Archive" that describes the process. (I would normally link to it, but I cannot find where to copy the link on the iMac!)

 

Good luck.

 

Sincerely,
John Holtz, P.E.
Senior User Experience Designer, Simulation
Autodesk, Inc.

Current version of Mechanical & Multiphysics: 2013 SP1 (2013.01.00.0012 28-Jun-2012)
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hagiographa
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Registered: ‎12-13-2010

Re: Result Colors not visible

08-15-2012 10:48 PM in reply to: INACTIVE_AstroJohn

Thanks for the suggestions John.

 

Updating the graphics card driver has resolved the issue. :smileyhappy:

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mohamedhph
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Re: Result Colors not visible

04-12-2013 11:59 PM in reply to: hagiographa

The results should be like this:

 

Saved from Program

 

Whereas this is from exported image

 

 

while the below image is actual view in Autodesk:

 

 PrintScreen from results

 

It's quite depressing if you know that my graphic is "Intel HD 4000" which is most popular graphics in all modern computers

 

I already installed latest service pack as well as latest intel graphics driver released on 19 March 2013

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mohamedhph
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Re: Result Colors not visible

05-20-2013 10:14 PM in reply to: INACTIVE_AstroJohn

The problem have been solved by

 

Options > Graphics > Hardware > then uncheck "OpenGL" to disable hardware acceleration

 

check thread: http://forums.autodesk.com/t5/Autodesk-Simulation-Mechanical/Contour-Plot-Not-showing/m-p/3929078/hi...

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