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Body from Deformed Shape

You can save the true deformed shape of a part or assembly resulting from running a static or nonlinear study. You can save the deformed geometry as a new configuration or a new document. Use the generated geometry for simulation or manufacturing purposes. This functionality works for solid, shell, and mixed meshes with solids and shells, and is available in SolidWorks Simulation Professional and above.

For linear static studies, you can use this functionality to control the shape of the deformed model. For example, consider a planar plate subjected to a uniform pressure p. If you save and manufacture the deformed shape of the plate under a uniform pressure -p, the plate will be planar when the pressure p is applied.

Save Body As

Save as Configuration Save the deformed shape of a part or assembly as a new configuration.
  Configuration Name Type the name of the new configuration.
part.png Button Save as New Part Save the deformed shape of a part or assembly in a new document. For nonlinear studies, the deformed shape of the last solution step is saved.
  Part Name Type the name of the new document.
Deformed shapes of assembly documents are saved as multibody parts.

Creating a Body from a Deformed Shape

To create a body from deformed shape:

  1. Run a static or nonlinear study.
  2. Right-click the Results folder and select Create Body from Deformed Shape.
  3. In the PropertyManager, click Save as Configuration or Save as New Part part.png Button.
  4. Type a configuration name or a new document name.

    The new document is saved in the location of the original part or assembly.

  5. Click .

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