Would like to have a command to get the contact force on a chosen contact surface. I envision something similar to the "SPC Summation" for constraints. (See attached)
Note that the .LOG file gives the total normal and shear force, but there does not appear to be way to correlate the surface numbers in the .LOG file with the surface contacts defined in the model.
A couple of our customers use a single seat for 2-3 people.
They have to shut Inventor down in order to allow another user to pick up the license.
This can be quite troublesome when they are in full flow with multiple designs loaded.
A better solution would be to make In-CAD only pull a license when the Autodesk Nastran In-CAD environment is entered, and to release when they exit by pressing the Finish Autodesk Nastran button. This way neither user's workflow is interrupted.
A less ideal alternative would be to allow the add-in to be unloaded. The option to uncheck via Add-ins is greyed out if already Loaded.
In most cases when I want to duplicate an analysis, I dont not want all idealizations, load, boundary conditions to be duplicated as well... this just floods the model tree...
In the cases we launch analysis with 1/2, 1/4 or 1/8 of real part geometry (using symmetry planes in order to have lighter meshes), it would be so useful to mirror the with respect the symmetry planes used for apply the symmetry constrain.
Thus, we would be able to visualize the whole deformed part.
This could be applied also for axisymmetrical parts.
Even when making non linear analysis, the default deformed parameters are set to a non real one and with a factor of 10.
For large displacement, it is very confusing when seeing results during the solving.
Setting it to actual and a 1 factor, should be more consistant.
Typically I work in mm & netwons so the stress comes out in MPa. Sometimes however in more complex setups I use pure SI units to make sure I don't mess up material properties etc. It would be nice if I could still output in MPa instead of Pa and mm instead of m or even ksi and inches for my American clients.
Something as simple as a manual scale factor during plot setup
In Inventor Stress analysis I can display Von Mises stress levels for solids and shells in same plot, but not with In-CAD?
Shell von mises plot (solid stress levels not displayed)
Solid von mises plot (shell stress not displayed)
Rgds Jesper Libak
It would be nice if when a simulation is started a subfolder, in the file location, is created and all the data files are stored there. This way each subcase or different analysis has its own folder to go to rather than making the main file location bulked up. This would also allow for multiple simulations to be run at the same time on the same file and would keep the data files for each simulation, rather than nastran in cad over writing the already existing files.
Create the ability to share the results plots with another party that does not have Inventor / InCAD. Perhaps by enabling 3D pdfs to be generated for the contour option currently displayed. This would enable another party to receive a number of pdf files as appropriate for each contour chosen, and rotate / zoom in as required.
I would like to have the program indicate where the mesh fails. This would save a considerable amount of time. My work around is to open the model in INV stress analysis and mesh the model. Locations of areas where the mesh failed are shown.