Deformed Results Display
Use to view a displaced or deformed version of your model. You can also overlay an undeformed model or a transparent filled representation of the model. The Deformed option is available for structural, dynamic, and contact analyses only.
After you select Deformed, these options are available:
• Overlay Undeformed—Superimpose the undeformed wireframe model over the deformed model in the result window. Selecting this check box activates the Transparent Overlay check box.
• Transparent Overlay—Display the overlay as a transparent filled representation of the model.
• Scaling—Type a positive real number or a percentage value for scaling. Note that for percentage, you must enter a % symbol after the value. The default is 10% except for elastoplastic analysis, contact and large deformation analyses, which have a default of 1.
If you enter a positive real number, Creo Simulate scales the deformed shape by the specified value. If you enter a percentage value, Creo Simulate scales the deformed shape by the specified percentage of the model size.
Use a scale factor of 1 to show the true deformation, or a scale factor of 10% to show an exaggerated deformation.
For example, suppose the size of the model is 10 inches and the maximum computed displacement for the analysis is 0.05 inches. If you enter a scale factor of 3%, then Creo Simulate displays a deformed model with the maximum displacement equal to 10 inches * 0.03 (that is 3%) = 0.3 inches. If you enter a scale factor of 3, then Creo Simulate displays a deformed model with the maximum displacement equal to 0.05 inches * 3 = 0.15 inches.

Tip: Entering a percentage can take some of the guesswork out of finding the scale factor you want. Creo Simulate translates the percentage into a magnitude. After you display this results window, this dialog box shows the magnitude instead of the percentage.

You can toggle the deformed overlay on an animation by selecting
View >
Overlay in the Results user interface window.

You cannot view the bonding elements in a model in its deformed state. When you select the Deformed or Animate check box on the Display Options tab, you cannot select the Show Bonding Elements check box.


When displaying results of a deformed model, the model is displayed deformed in all directions, regardless of the selection of the directional component of the quantity being displayed.
