make a test example and post it along with your version and service pack and the steps that you are following (workflow) in 1,2,3 format.
I don't fully understand what you're trying to accomplish but I think you're trying to create a sensor for a face which I don't think is possible. Your best bet is list selected on the face and export to CSV. but again, if you provide more details about your goals, some pictures and your workflow, someone can look deeper.
Thanks for your reply. Last days I spent playing with the test examples, thats why I'm writing just now.
I'm using Solidworks Simulation 2009, SP3.
My workflow is as follows:
0. I build a model and make a thermal simulation, I get a temperature distribution on my model - here it ia a cylinder and a cap.
1. In the simulation results section I add the surfaces of interest to the list (step1 figure) and save this list to csv. In my test model I add the inner surface of the cylinder and of the cap. Then I change the csv file to have a right order of columns.
Here I encounter the first problem - it seems, that not all nodes from the surfaces which I select are on the list :/
2. I set the WorkFlow Sensor, where I import the csv list with coordinates (step2 figure).
3. I set a sonde from sensor. I think it works in the test model (step3 figure), however because of these node labels I don't see it clearly. But it doesn't work in my real model - I get many repeating points which are only a little subset of the points on my list (problem1 figure).
I think it should work in general but I don't know how to overcome these strange problems.
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do you ahve the option to work in 2014? 2009 is almost 6 versions old, i don't even have a computer around here to test it
if this is happening in all models it could just be a bug