Results

Menu contains the following items:

Results Analyzer

By default SDC Verifier calculates the results when required (plot/table is previewed). For large models or the models with a huge amount of load cases it is time-consuming. To avoid delays and in engineer's work, such calculations can be run by Project Analyzer all at once (in non-working hours, at night, etc.).

To open Project Analyzer execute Results - Analyze Project from the main menu:

Loads - the selected loads to be used in the analysis and the calculations of the standards. By default, all created loads in the project are included. Select Loads using Multiple Load Selector Control.

Note: Standards will be calculated using only the loads that match the load dependency. For fatigue calculations, for example, only the Load Groups and the Fatigue Groups will be calculated.

Analysis options:

Reanalyze all loads and keep old output sets in Femap - all the selected loads will be analyzed in Femap and the respective output sets will be kept.

Reanalyze all loads and remove old output sets from Femap - all the selected loads will be analyzed in Femap and the respective output sets will be removed.

Analyze only loads without results - the individual loads that do not have the respective output sets will be analyzed in Femap.

Note: The Individual Loads that are based on the output sets only (no FEM Load and Constraint are required) are skipped during the analysis and the output sets are kept for them.

Note: Only Individual Loads are analyzed in Femap. Rest types of loads are calculated in SDC Verifier.

Materials with Yield or Tensile = 0 - the amount of materials that have zero values that are important in most of the calculations like Fatigue or Buckling. Define parameters using Material Parameters Control

Standards to be analyzed - the selected standards to be included in the calculations.

- preforms the analysis and the calculations.

Results Manager

A results manager allows to operate with saved to files results. Execute Results - Results Manager from the main menu:

The results are sorted by folders (by loads individually for each job and by checks individually for each standard) and divided into two parts:

Job Results - simple displacement, stress etc. results.

Check Results - calculated results for fatigue, buckling etc.

- open window for selecting results folder path;

- create default result folder that is based on the project file location if it is saved, or on the model file location otherwise;

- detach selected load results and remove respective files from disc;

Note: If a job, load, standard or check is selected, the results are detached for all the child items.

- expand all nodes;

- collapse all nodes;

- -re-read info from the header files and attach files to existing loads/check results;

Lock / Unlock results

When a project is loaded, the results are automatically attached and the results folder is locked by current computer to prevent the results overwriting. The messages are displayed:

It is possible to lock / unlock the result folder manually in the results manager window.

When the project is closed, the results are automatically unlocked, so other computers can access results overwriting. The results folder will be locked by respective computer in this case.

Store / Restore results

SDC results are stored automatically to the files each time a calculation is performed. By default, the load and check results for the load groups are stored to the files. This can be changed in Project Preferences:

The results are restored from the files instead of the calculations. Once they are calculated, they can be used any time when needed. This will reduce the time, necessary to preview the results or generate the report.

Note: the load groups or load sets that contain several loads require memory allocation also for their items. To reduce memory usage, perform all necessary calculations once, save the project file and restart the program. The results will be read from the files and memory will be allocated for respective load sets and load groups only.

Export Results to Femap

Tool allows to export all Load results and check results for the selected loads to Femap Output Sets.

To export results execute Results - Export Results to Femap.

Select Load using Load Selector.

Total Point Calculation Type - the element result for stresses and strains (min, max, absmax and average);

Group Calculation Type - the parameter of Load Group to export.

Plate Buckling Common Value - type of the plate buckling results.

Export only total point results - export only elemental results and skip corner results.

Export results by checks - result for one check over the loads are exported to one output set.

Export results by loads - result for one load over the checks are exported to one output set.

Use Check Short Titles - use abbreviation for check (Ch1, Ch2, etc.) instead of the full check name.