Perform Queries on Result Types

Once result files have been loaded in HyperMesh, use this tool to perform all types of queries, such as multiple load cases, components, different layers, and systems.

Restriction: Only available in the Aerospace-Nastran, OptiStruct, Abaqus and ANSYS user profiles in Engineering Solutions.
  1. From the menu bar, click Aerospace > Results > Results Query.
  2. Click Start.
    A new dialog opens, and all of the available (native and derived) load cases are displayed.

    Figure 1.
  3. Use the arrows to view relevant file IDs that the subcases/simulation are from.
    This is useful in cases where the same subcase ID is present in multiple subcases.
  4. Select one or more entries from the loadcases.
    The data type entry is populated. The data types shown are the common ones from the selected loadcases.

    Figure 2.
  5. Select one data type for each query.
    Once the data type is selected, related data components, layers, corners, the average method and systems are populated.
    • Data Type [single selection per query]
    • Data Component [multiple selection per query]
    • Layer [multiple selection per query]
    • Corner Data [single selection per query, default = centroid+corner nodes]
    • Averaging Method [single selection per query, default = none]
    • System [single selection per query, default = analysis system]
  6. You can select multiple data components, multiple layers, single corner option, single average method and single system.

    Figure 3.
    Note: The system ID cannot be created or selected on the fly.
  7. After the setup is complete for the data, click Set to create a new query entry.
    The following options are available for each query:
    You can have multiple query items and decide what to finally export among those available.
    The ID is generated, and cannot be changed.
    Entity Type (elements/nodes)
    Is automatically set up based on the binding among query setting and available entities.
  8. Make your selection in the Selection By field.
    The number of selections is generated based on what you selected for Selection By. If you selected All, the widget is not active. For all of the other choices, by clicking in the blank entry cell, the panel selection relative to either entity, component or set selection opens.
  9. Make your selection in the Sorting field.
  10. Make your selection in the Organize Output field.
    Organize output controls the writing of data if there are multiple load cases.
  11. Complex filter is used to write the real, imaginary, cartesian (real plus imaginary), magnitude, phase, polar (magnitude plus phase), mag*cos(wt+phase) and mag*cos(wt-phase) data, when the results have that information.
  12. Output file is used to select the file where the data will be written (.csv format). The same file entry can be used for different queries. In this case, result blocks will be appended.
  13. Click Settings to set up the result precision, the separator for CSV Files, the wt (Omega*t) used by the Complex Filter and the Poisson Ratio used by Von Mises Strain Results.
  14. Select one of the newly created rows to open the list that shows which selection is bound to that particular query. The selection cannot be changed for that item, but can be used to create a new one.
  15. Right-click over the selected row to display a context menu where you can either duplicate or delete these items.
  16. Click Apply to write the query items in the defined output files.
    When the report is complete a message displays in the lower-left corner. In the same area, other warning messages may display to notify you if there are any mistakes in the entries. The files written out from the Results Query tool are organized.
  17. Click Save to store the query settings.
  18. Select a folder where two files will be simultaneously stored.
    The queryconfig.tcl will be used in the batch mode to implement the loading of model/result sets for the creation of the result entity, while the queryconfig.xml is the main file storing all query set up from the interactive mode. These files can be modified by changing global or local settings for each query.