Is it possible to identify a Contact element based on the Contact real ID or element ID which is shown in the solve.out file, in some warning messages, directly in Mechanical without looking at the ds.dat file?
March 17, 2023 at 9:00 amFAQParticipant
Yes. It is possible. Contact IDs shown in the solve.out can correspond to either Contacts in the tree or Remote points. Contacts defined in Tree: If it corresponds to Contacts defined in the tree, you can use the real ID number reported in the solve.out. Insert a contact tool and get the initial information. Then you can sort the contacts based on “real constant” column and locate the contact corresponding to the real ID number in the solve.out. Then, RMB on this row –> Go to Selected item in the Tree. Contacts created during the solve due to created remote points: We can access them (plot them to identify where they are) in post-processing using scoping option –> result file item. Steps are as shown below. 1. Simply put a new result object, say Total Deformation 2. Change scoping method from Geometry selection to Result File Item 3. Visualizing an element (contact elements for example) based on Element ID or Element Type Number – Change the Item Type –> Element Type IDs or Element IDs – Provide the corresponding Element number or Type number in Solver Component IDs. – Evaluate results. Please have a look at the below link in help documentation for further reference. https://ansyshelp.ansys.com/account/secured?returnurl=/Views/Secured/corp/v192/wb_sim/ds_sol_comp_output.html?q=result%20file%20item
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