Import Result Files

Import analysis result files to create plots, query results, and so on.

Before you can import results, first open a model or import a solver deck.

Currently, supported solver related extensions are:

  • Batch import (csv)
  • Abaqus (odb)
  • ANSYS (rst)
  • HyperMesh (res)
  • Nastran (xdb, op2, hdf5, h5)
  • OptiStruct (h3d, op2, hdf5, h5)
Note: Recent versions of Abaqus may be imported directly, but results from older versions may need to be upgraded using the Abaqus ODB Upgrade Utility. See Multiple ODB Version Support for more information.

To import a results file, do one of the following:

  • Go to File > Import > Results.
  • From the Post ribbon, Results tool group, click the Import tool.
    Figure 1.

Then, select a file type:

Solver Result Files (Common)
Import native solver output files directly into HyperMesh to use the latest post-processing tools.
Batch Import
Load combination files (*.csv) can be used to import files/resources and their relevant subcase and simulation steps to generate result entities.
You can also create derived load cases in the form of linear combination (superposition) and/or envelopes.
Standard Import
Use a reference to a file path and specify the subcase and simulation (step) ID in the proper columns, as shown in the example below.
Figure 2.

Each subcase/simulation combination becomes an item/row in the CSV file.
Reference to the CSV file is shown as the dataname in the newly created result entity.
Figure 3.

Linear Combination
Linear combination (linear superposition) can be defined in CSV, as shown in the example below.
Figure 4.

The following items are important to be understood for a correct set up of such definition:
  1. Add a so-called virtual resource which the newly created load steps will belong to
  2. Subcase and simulation step ID (which will be used in the application)
  3. Derived load case type (linearcombination for this case)
  4. Coefficients to be used for the linear superposition
  5. Flag “D” to identify that specific item to be derived
The envelope definition follows basically the same rules of configuration as the linear superposition, apart from the need to set the data settings to be used as metric for the evaluation of the envelope.
Figure 5.