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Exporting deformed shape from simulation

Connor_LeCLaireConnor_LeCLaire Member Posts: 18

I cannot seem to find a way to do this. I am attempting to create what is effectively a snap-clip that will go over a tube and using simulation to take the nominal shape and deform it inwards with even pressure (so when it is expanded there is even contact around the clip). How can I export the deformed shape of the model from the simulation?


  • S1monS1mon Member Posts: 1,713 PRO
    There's no way to do this yet. The one work around would be to use simulation to get the right shape, take a screenshot, and use that as a reference to modify or rebuild your model. 
  • Connor_LeCLaireConnor_LeCLaire Member Posts: 18
    @S1mon thanks for letting me know. Maybe OS will add this functionality in an update.
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 1,779 PRO
    It does seem like the kind of thing they should be able to do for sure and it could be handy every so often.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
  • S1monS1mon Member Posts: 1,713 PRO
    One issue - if/when they allow an export, it would likely be a mesh, not NURBs surfaces. That could still be useful as a reference for some workflows, but I would not hold your breath that we'll get a magical deformation tool.
  • eric_pestyeric_pesty Member Posts: 1,048 PRO
    That could be quite useful (even as a mesh!)
  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 1,779 PRO
    Yeah, mesh is what I was imagining, though I would be much more excited about actual deformation tools like Bend, Twist, Deform, and something like Rhino's Flow Along Surface and Cage Edit.
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Ovyl
    Website: ovyl.io
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