Viewing Analysis Data


  Depending on your license, you may not have access to analysis data.
This procedure describes how to access data about analysis objects, which includes both distance and interference analysis.  Users can temporarily halt the simulation to gather data about the analysis, including a preview window, and then return to the simulation.  This option works for automatic clash detection also.

This procedure has four parts: 

The Tools > Options > Digital Mockup > DMU Space Analysis > DMU Clash options must be set so that, in the Results Box section, First line automatically selected is checked.

The clash or distance check must be created, the analysis must be set with the analysis level at either Verbose or Interrupt, and the analysis status must be On.

A simulation must be running or the simulation command must still active after a simulation has run.

View Data about Interference Objects  

  1. From the Analysis Information window, double-click on the portion of the collision you want to see.

    If the simulation is running, it halts; you can also select an interference event from the Analysis Information window after a simulation has run (while the command is still active).
    The Check Clash dialog box appears.
  2. Select a conflict on the Check Clash dialog box to obtain more information about the conflict.  Use the tabs and lists on the dialog box to obtain the information required.

    See About Check Clash Options
  3. To return to the simulation, click OK on the Check Clash dialog box, then click Run on the Process Simulation pop-up toolbar.

    When you double-click a line on the Analysis Information window, the Process Simulation pop-up toolbar shows the same time as the one in the Analysis Information window.
      If you end the simulation by deselecting Process Simulation or closing the Process Simulation pop-up toolbar, the Analysis Information window becomes grayed out.
For information on using the Results Window button  or the Export As button, see the section on the results, below. The Check Clash dialog box offers more options for viewing the results than the Edit Distance and Band Analysis dialog box; options unique to the Check Clash dialog box are documented in About Check Clash Options.

View Data about Distance Objects  

  Distance objects read information into the Analysis Information window just as interference objects do.  Depending how you have your analysis configured, you may get both clash and distance information.

An example of distance data appears below.

By double-clicking on one of the distance messages, you can check the results of the selected distance object.  The simulation is updated to the time corresponding with the selected message.

For information on using the Results Window button  or the Export As button, see the section on the results, below.

Filter Analysis Information

  1. On the Analysis Information window, click the Filter button.

    The Filter dialog box appears.
    By default, all types of information are selected.
  2. Deselect any items not wanted or select any items wanted.  (Use Ctrl+LMB to multi-select.)

    The messages corresponding to the selected error levels, move activities, and analysis objects are displayed; the others are hidden.

View or Save Results

  Both the Edit Distance and Band Analysis and the Clash Check dialog boxes have Results Window and Export As buttons.

For both kinds of analysis information, selecting the Results Window calls up a dedicated window that highlights the clash or distance.  An example of a clash window appears below:

The point of clash is outlined in red.

When you click Results Window from a Check Clash dialog box, you have a wider range of visualization options than when you use the same command on the Edit Distance and Band Analysis dialog box. See About the Check Clash Options for information on Results Window  options unique to the Check Clash dialog box.

An example of a distance window appears below:

To save data about the distance object, click Export As. The image is saved as a .model, .txt, or .xml file.