This 3D is intended for output analysis (piping deformation, stress, etc.).
To control the deformed shape, use the deformed shape display toolbar:
Four types of deformed views in different states can be displayed:
State at Ambient Temperature (before heating) - displayed in green
State at Operation temperature - displayed in purple
Cold state (after cooling down) - displayed in blue
Intermediate state set using a sliding bar
Scale can be changed from 1:1 to 1:100 using a sliding bar . An animation displaying the transformation between installation, work and cold states can be switched on and off.
When a point along the piping axis is selected, the displacements floating window will show displacement values and rotation angles around global or local coordinate axes.
To control the stress diagram, use the stress display toolbar:
The ratio of maximum to allowable stress in piping elements is displayed graphically for visual analysis. Results are shown for selected operation mode. To see maximum values from all operation modes, press "max" button. When expansion stress range button is pressed, you need to select the operation mode with which the stress range should be calculated.
Four colors are used to display segments, branches and tees:
green - strength margin more than 10% (ratio of maximum to allowable stress is less than 0.9);
yellow - strength margin less than 10% (ratio of maximum to allowable stress is more than 0.9, but less than 1.0);
red - strength requirements not met (ratio of maximum to allowable stress is more than 1.0);
black - strength requirements not checked (allowable stress values are unknown).
To see the stress values, double-click the desired segment or piping element.
Output > Output 3D view