The number of frequencies entered in the properties was changed from the default 5 to 12 yet I am only seeing 5 mode shapes after I run the study. When I list the resonance frequencies, all 12 also show up.
The solver will calculate for the first 12 frequencies according to these settings. However, a default frequency analysis only automatically generates mode shape plots for the first 5 natural frequencies. You can change the default number of plots that are created under 'Simulation', 'Options', 'Default Options', 'Frequency/Buckling Study Results' in the setting for "Create plots for..." by setting it to "All mode shapes".
This impacts new studies. For existing studies you would need to create the additional plots manually.
I already have the toggle on "For all mode shapes". I reran the model to double check and it is still not showing me all of the mode shapes.
Hmmm, I think I do see the same problem. Try changing the "Create plots for" setting to be "For first 12 mode shapes". Then create a new frequency study. Does it work now?
I just tried that and it also did not work.
I'm not sure why it is not working for you. I made a short video in the SOLIDWORKS Rx system showing the process I went through to have all the plots generate. It is attached here. How does your own process differ from this?
The only difference is that I am working on a second frequency study on the same part. The first study was able to produce all 12 mode shapes. I've found that left clicking Results and using "Compare Modes" helps me to show the hidden modes but once I exit this comparison the modes disappear.
If your second study is either a duplicate of the first or created then specified to be 12 modes instead of 5 then it should have all the mode plots too.
EDIT: My colleague pointed out this SOLIDWORKS Knowledge Base article that may help explain some of this:
Issue: The "default" plots are only created when a NEW study is created/solved. Changes in the default options are not applied to existing studies, even if they are solved again.
Explanation: Also, in the "Frequency/Buckling Study Results" option, be sure to enable the "Results type: Amplitude" checkbox. Otherwise, the "Create plots for all mode shapes" option will not be implemented.
This checkbox was enabled, for the duplicate test. Still not able to get the additional mode shapes.
once you run a study for given number of mode plots changing the number in that study will not generate new plots automatically. It only works the first time in a study, after that you need to make a new study and use drag and drop. Duplicating doesn't help. You can always add plots to a study to plot the new shapes if you increased the number. I have to admit I did not read the above to carefully so excuse me if I missed the whole point here.
I followed your suggestion and made a new study, unfortunately this didn't solve my problem and I am still only getting the 5 default mode shapes. What is this drag and drop feature that you mentioned?
I just tested it and it work for me.
If the program crashed before you had a chance to exit gracefully the setting in the options area will not stick and it won't be set to all modes. You might want to check that.
Without a video of the process you are doing it is likely we aren't going to get to the bottom of this one. It works on my machine as well as Bill McEachern's machine so I don't know what it is that makes either your process or your machine different than ours.
Seems my system may have a funny bug as I was not able to successfully implement any of the suggestions. I've gotten around this issue by re-running the conditions for my second analysis over the first study. Thank you all for your help.
Copy study and re run
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