I am doing some initial analysis of some parts to try to place ribs to maintain the flatness of a mounting surface under load. Is there any way in either SW Simulation (Static) which is part of SW Premium or with a full version of SW simulation to measure the deformation of a surface independent of the rest of the body?
Basically I'm looking for the Flatness of the surface under load, assuming the surface was perfectly flat before loading, becasue of the tolerance on some seals.
probably probe a bunch of locations on the surface, measure their location vs where they started and then create a plot to show the deflection? if so, you can do the same thing in simulation with probe and sensors.