Generate an FEA Report in Inventor Professional 2014

30 Jun, 2013 By: Radu Stancescu

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Any Inventor user can create a finite element analysis (FEA) report by following these steps.

Here you can find many controls for changing the report including:

  • Author, Title, Report Location, etc. (General tab)
  • Several iProperties (Properties tab)
  • Simulation Analyses previously run on this model.

You can customize this by selecting the material, boundary conditions (loads, constraints), and results (specify what type of result you need to include in the report; most people look at Von Misses Stress, Displacement, Safety Factor, and Reaction Force).

It is very important to note that you can select which simulation you want to print in the report (in this case, I have Simulation 1 with regular mesh and Simulation 2 with a finer mesh). Caution: By selecting All to include many simulations, you can create a very elaborate report that could overwhelm the reader with information and pictures.

The Output (report format) has three options:

  • Web page — multiple files
  • Web page — single file
  • Rich Text Format — RTF extension (my favorite). (Use the last setting to report all results to a single RTF file; Microsoft Word is required to generate the RTF file.)

Of course, you can update an existing report by running a different simulation and overwriting it.


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