Joe Galliera

Make your images stand out by showing excluded bodies in results plots

Blog Post created by Joe Galliera Employee on Feb 8, 2010

Recently I helped a customer who wanted to make his images stand out, so he inquired how to get images like the ones seen in our marketing images.  Here I offer an alternative to using Photoshop by using an out-of-the-box approach.

6.jpg


First make sure that your Simulation > Options are set correctly under the Plot sub-category (see attached settings); the default setting is to show excluded and hidden bodies as transparent.  Now to exclude a part from the analysis, right-click a body and choose to exclude it from the analysis.  Set up the restraints/fixtures and loads as if the excluded bodies are not there; better yet-- isolate the remaining components and create a Display State.

To capture the image, my preference is to use the "Image Capture" tool that can be found under the Screen Capture tools while customizing the toolbar icons.

7.jpg

 

Copyright © 2010 Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. All rights  reserved.
Do not distribute or reproduce without the written consent of  Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp.

Outcomes