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Analyzing simulation results and modifying build in Materialise Magics

This tutorial explains analyzing simulation results in Magics using the Simulation module, and modifying your build platform based on these results.

This tutorial has been recorded using Materialise Magics Simulation Module.


Video topics

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Opening simulation results 1:04

Shrinklines 2:20

Re-coater risk 2:36

Failure criteria 3:01

Displacement/deformation 3:33

Adding supports based on simulation results 4:03

Thermal simulation results 4:52

Description of the different steps

1. To visualise simulation results, go to the Job Manager, find the simulation you’d like to analyse, right-click and select Open in Magics.

  • On the Simulation results page, select the type of simulation result you’d like to see, and its component where applicable. If desired, you can visualise results for the part, the support, or both.
  • If desired, change to the color overlay by clicking on Layer by layer preview.
  • To get a more accurate reading for e.g. deformation on a specific location, enable the Probe, and hover your cursor over that location.
  • In Layer by layer view, use the Layer slider to cycle through the progression of the build.
  • If a compensated part was generated, click on Save deformed part to save it.
  • In Thermal, visualize the temperature, peak temperature, and overheated regions. In overheating, the regions with values greater than one will be overheated. Detect these regions to take the necessary precautions (re-orientating the part, adding supports, etc.). 

2. To modify your build platform based on simulation results, go to the Support Generation ribbon, click on Manual Support.

  • Choose the type of support you’d like to add, and click to add connection points on the problematic region, making use of the colour overlay. Generate the support, and hide the simulation results to see your new additional support.
Author(s) Aylin Kertik
Tutorial created on 07 May 2019
Last modified on 27 May 2019

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