I started to use PrePoMax (v0.9.0) for some simulations but I have some trouble to get some postprocessing information. I am interested in reactionforces in some areas. Thus I created a node-set and a history output for this node-set which gives me also the information I need, but unfortunately not for all my selected points. It looks like the limit is set to 100 nodes.
I haven’t found any export functions to get the values. Is there a work around or a function which I haven’t seen since now?
@Matej is the developer, he is your best option for help about PrePoMax.
Also check the CCX manual:
8.50 *EL PRINT
Keyword type: step
This option is used to print selected element variables in an ASCII file with the name jobname.dat. http://www.dhondt.de/ccx_2.17.pdf
Stresses are printed for each element at Gauss points, not at nodes (you find nodal averaged stresses at .frd file).
I can confirm that there is a limit on the number of outputs. Usually, it makes no sense to look at all those numbers by hand (normally you would select to get the resulting forces only in the history outputs). But the upper limit can be changed in the Settings → Post-settings → Max history output entries. Using a larger number may cause the program to work slower.
But this will not work for the stresses. In the history outputs, the stresses are reported in integration points and there is no way to get more than one value by using the Tools → Query menu at the moment.
If I understand correctly you would like to have a tool to query the results on the selected regions?
I will have a closer look later, but it looks like a plot function which is already possible in PPM.
In my special case, I need each value because I have to do some calculations with each of them (according to a guideline).
However, I guess to see the max and min value in an area would be very very handy for many people so that you can “ignore” the higher stresses at the support or at the load area.
I tried the export function with three different simulations and it worked without any errors.
Can you start a simulation? If yes, you can go to this directory “…\PrePoMax v0.9.0\Temp”. PrePoMax saves an input file before the simulation starts.
The developer version is in the Download section of the homepage. It has a name composed of a version number and a .dev ending. It is compiled each night so it might happen that it does not work constantly.