Features

TMP Vision® reads NASTRAN and ABAQUS input decks directly. No need to translate your models into another format.

Visualization
Displayable Quantities
Labels and Shading Options
Visibility Control
Customizable Interface 
Script Language
Analysis Interpretation
Management
Interfaces
Cross-Platform
 


Visualization
TMP Vision® is ideal for verifying a model before submitting it for analysis and for post-processing the results. Specific visualization capabilities include:
  • Color Shaded Images
  • Hidden Line Images
  • Wireframe Representation
  • Contour Plot Images
      Output Formats Including: Postscript, jpeg, GIF, SGI, QuickTime
  • Loads and Boundary Conditions
  • Model Outline
  • Element Shrink
  • Displaced Shape (Scalable)
  • Freebody Diagrams
      Computed Based on Selected Elements or Vectors
      Optionally Transformed in a User Defined Coordinate System
  • Multiple Models can be Loaded without Renumbering
  • Nodal Data Averaging from Element Result Data
  • Vector Visualization with Scaling (Resultant or Component Representation)
  • View Control
      Default Views
      Stored Views that can be Shared with other Users
      Scale, Rotate, Zoom, Window Modes
      Spaceball Support
      Rotations about a User Specified Point
  • Animation of Result Data

      From Defined Functions like: Sawtooth, Sin and Ramp for Static Data
      Time Dependent with Speed and Step Control for Transient Data

  • Model Query Function–Outputs Tabular Entity Information for Selected Nodes and Elements
  • Section Cuts through Solid Elements with Result Data Interpolation


Displayable Quantities
TMP Vision® can display many types of data. Specific examples include: <
  • Nodal Scalar Data
  • Nodal Vector Data
      Vector Tables Can be Exported in an Optional User Defined Coordinate System
  • Element Centroidal Data
  • Element Grid Point Forces
  • Displacement with Optional Un deformed Shape and/or Vectors
  • Element Stress/Strain/Force
 

Labels and Shading Options
Entity labels can be displayed to improve interpretation. Element and Nodal data can also be displayed in a color-shaded mode to improve visualization. For example, you can color shade a model by material ID to verify that materials have been properly applied. Examples include:

  • Element and Node ID
  • Property, Material, Coordinate System) ID
  • Shell (Material Angle, Type, Offset)
  • Area/Thickness
  • Bar/Beam Properties
  • PCOMP Ply Information
  • Node and Element Text Strings
 

Visibility Control
TMP Vision® provides powerful control of element and node visibility. Once defined, sets or parts can be defined for future use. These parts are associated with the model and can be passed to other users or used in later sessions. They are also useful for performing surveys on a subset of a larger model. Methods for control include:
  • Element-Type from a List of Currently Loaded Elements
  • Elements or Points Attached to Visible Entities (Grow Function)
  • Swapping
  • Lists and Ranges from the Keyboard or Files
  • Picking
  • Boxing or Arbitrary Poly-Line Trapping
  • Part Set Operations Including Intersection
  • Undo
  • An API to the Set Definition is also Supported


Customizable Interface
TMP Vision® allows users to customize many aspects of their environment including:
  • Window and Entity Colors
  • Session Defaults for Dialog Size and Placement
  • Printing Conventions
  • Keyboard Accelerators


Script Language
TMP Vision® provides a powerful interface that allows users to run the program from a script. Scripts can be used in batch mode or interactively. The script language supports most of the functions of TMP Vision®.

      Typical examples include loading data and setting up a visualization. Scripts are commonly used to automate repetitive tasks like documentation. For example, if the loads are changed on a model and a new analysis is run, all of the plots can be regenerated in a single batch job.


Analysis Interpretation
With SLIM, structural analysts can rapidly interpret their NASTRAN results. SLIM makes it easy to:
  • Perform Min/Max Survey on Quantities Like: Stress, Strain, Force and Displacement
  • Generate TMP Vision® Result Files
  • Create Tabular Surveys for Reports
  • Generate Tabular Freebody Reports
SLIM can also Survey and Post-Process Linear Combinations of Load case Data 


Management
SLIM can be customized by local program leads or management to present users with predefined parts for analysis and predefined loads, including combinations. This feature is very valuable on large programs where hundreds of engineers need to access program-approved data.
 



Interfaces
SLIM databases can be accessed by the SLIM API, which includes C and Fortran Bindings. This allows engineers to access the SLIM database from other analysis applications.



Cross-Platform
SLIM’s binary databases and TMP Vision® are transportable between big endian and little endian machines, providing maximum flexibility to utilize a heterogeneous computational environment.

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