Tutorials

Something look different than expected? Don’t know how to fully customize your FEA plots? Check out our tutorials!

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Adobe Acrobat 3D capabilities. Adobe Acrobat
3D PDF gives users a number of useful tools to view and manipulate geometry. Some of them are intuitive visible from the start, some are hidden and need an introduction. This tutorial provides tips for best 3D PDF experience.
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  • how to effectively use components;
  • how to effectively manipulate geometry with mouse and keyboard;
  • how to change views and camera target;
  • how to use cross-sections;
  • how to measure and comment;

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pdfPost & ANSYS Workbench extension for starters. ANSYS Mechanical 15 and higher, pdfPost, Adobe Acrobat
This tutorial shows how to convert ANSYS Mechanical simulation data to 3D PDF using pdfPost and ANSYS Mechanical ACT extension. Our goal is, to create PDF document with valve geometry and two 3D result plots.  Final 3D plots are attached at the end of each document. We hope, that following tasks will be clear after this tutorial:
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  • how to check, enable and install of the ACT plug-in in Workbench environment;
  • how to use basic features of pdfPost plot result object in ANSYS Mechanical environment;
  • how to export pdfPost input files;
  • how to define and change plot settings in pdfPost environment;
  • how to create 3D PDF document;

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pdfPost & ANSYS Mechanical APDL for starters. ANSYS Mechanical APDL, pdfPost, Adobe Acrobat
This tutorial shows how to convert ANSYS Mechanical APDL simulation data to 3D PDF using pdfPost and APDL library. Our goal is, to create PDF document with valve geometry and two 3D result plots. First, showing elemental mean equivalent stress results and second showing nodal total deformation. Final 3D plots are attached at the end of this document. We hope, that following tasks will be clear after this tutorial:
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  • how to load and use pdfPost APDL library;
  • how to export pdfPost input files;
  • how to define and change plot settings in pdfPost environment;
  • how to create 3D PDF document;