I think I understand what you need, try these steps:
1. In the feature manager tree if you hide the bodies of those parts you don't want included in your study only leaving the single weldment element that you want to see the results of,
2. Back in your study define a type of result you want to solve for (eg. an axial or bending study),
3. Running the study will include the hidden beams but the results will only show the results for the beam which is shown,
4. This becomes more apparent when you edit the "Chart Options" (using the right click on the result and turn on/off the "Show max/min annotation" and also "Show max/min range on shown parts only"
If you have 5 beams then you could quickly run the study 5 times showing and hiding the various bodies to single out each one! So the rule of thumb is that although hidden parts are included in your studies they are not shown in the result (excluding the max/min range option).
I hope this helps!?
I agree with your recommendations except that he does not need to re-run the analysis 5 times to show the results for the 5 individual beams. Once he has current results he can go back and forth hiding beams to isolate whichever one he wants and the results will update accordingly.
Ah yes Ryan you're right, but to do so you need to switch out the the current result for it to update, I figured that there must be a better way... thanks
It would be a nice addition to be able to isolate certain bodies while viewing the results.
Thanks guys... it really helps...
i have started using simulation quite 1 year back but still did not know about this function...
That's why i love the forum's. i always learn a lot from this...
Devi Prasad Samal