Import existing results from Femap

SDC Verifier implements 2 ways of importing existing results from Femap:

1. Create Individual Loads based on Output Sets

Click on Individual Loads in the Model Tree. Select the tab From Existing Results (based on Output Sets). The list of all available Output Sets in Femap will be shown. Select output sets to import and press Create:

Import existing results from Femap

In the tree you will see created Individual Loads:

Import existing results from Femap

This method is quick, but it has one big disadvantage: when a design is updated and analysis is rerun the output sets should be reimported. Moreover, it's not possible to run the analysis from the SDC Verifier.

2. Create Individual Loads based on boundary conditions and Import Results

Click on the Individual Loads in the Model Tree. Select the tab Calculation Loads. The list with Fem Load and Constraints will be shown. Select boundary conditions to create Individual Loads and press Create:

Import existing results from Femap

Execute Import Results from the Individual Loads context menu:

Import existing results from Femap

It possible to link Individual Load with Output Set one by one or use a Distribute option (link at once):

Import existing results from Femap

This method requires more actions but gives benefits when generating a report (shows what boundary conditions are used for what load) and when the model should be reanalyzed.