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About the Playbacks Dialog Box
Use the Playbacks dialog box to review an analysis result set. You can also use change the display of your result set, check for interference, specify the amount of time the result set plays, and save it in several different formats.
Click to play back an analysis and open the Animate dialog box. Use the options to control playback speed and direction.
Click to restore a result set. A dialog box opens with a list of previously saved result set files. Browse and select a saved result set from disk.
Click to save a file to disk. The Save dialog box opens. Accept the default name, or enter a new name for the result set. You can save it in the default directory, which is the current working directory, or browse to select another directory.
A playback file has a .pbk extension. You can retrieve this file in the current or a later session to play back the results or calculate measures. The saved file includes the Display Arrows and Movie Schedule settings.
Click to remove the current results from the session.
Click to export a result set. The current result set is saved as a frame file with a .fra extension. You can use the .fra file to create a motion envelope after you exit the application by clicking File > Save a Copy and selecting Motion Envlp from the Type list. For more information, search the Help Center.
Click to open the Create Motion Envelope dialog box. This option is available when you have a result set in the current session, or when you have restored a .pbk file. Use it to shrinkwrap the swept volume created by your mechanism during an analysis. A faceted motion envelope model that represents the full motion of the model is created, as the motion is captured in the frame file during the analysis. You can use the motion envelope export in the same manner as a standard part.
Result Set—Displays analysis results and saved playback files from the current session.
Collision Detection Settings—Specify whether your result set playback includes collision detection, how much it will include, and how the playback will display it.
Movie Schedule—Specify the start and end times for your playback.
Display Arrows—Select measures and input loads. The software displays the selected measures and loads them as three-dimensional arrows during the playback.