Hi! I drew a square with coordinates (X=0; Y=1; Z=0) and (X=0; Y=2; Z=1).
Next my step:
- created a 2D grid
- choose the element type "2-D"
- chose the "axisymmetric" in the "Element Definition" (Figure 1)
- established the material details
- fixed One side of the square, and to the other side of a force (Figure 2)
- run the simulation
Why can't I select the "3D-visualization" (Fig. 3)? I did everything I like in this video tutorial - http://youtu.be/LFgXjdEIZCA
Solved! Go to Solution.
It could be that 3D visualization was enabled by default when the video was made. In any case, try going to "Tools > Application Options > Report" tab. Somewhere under there is an option to enable 3-D visualization. If yours is turned off, then (a) turn it on, (b) OK out of the dialogs, (c) click the X(s) to close all of the results windows, which returns you to the FEA Editor, (d) click the Results tab to start a new window. You should be able to visualize the rotated part.
Simulation Mechanical user since Dec 1997