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3D Viewer

3D viewer software is available for viewing the results of the Finite Element fatigue analysis. It has full zoom and rotate capabilities to help you visualize the damage distribution within a structure. A built in hot spot detector lets you zoom in on critical areas of the structure.

The 3D Viewer accepts eFatigue output files and only runs on Windows.

Click to download 3D Viewer V1.3.0.0 Installation File

Installation

  • Download and unzip the installation file
  • Run setup.exe
  • The program will normally be found in the Program Files (x86)\eFatigue.com\3D_Viewer directory
  • Launch the viewer from 3D_viewer.exe, you may wish to put a shortcut on your desktop

Users Guide

Run the eFatigue viewer and load the sample data.

  • Try rotating and translating the model
  • Change the rotation speed and background color

  • Click on the Critical Points tab to find the hot spots
  • Press the Analyze button
  • Select a hot spot and press Go
  • Use the Controls tab for Rotate and Zoom

You can change the hot spot detector settings. Hot spots are detected by starting with the node with the minimum fatigue life. Surrounding nodes are then checked to find local maximums and minimums.

  • Minimum Intensity determines how much the life must change before a node can be considered as part of a new hot spot
  • Tolerance eliminates small changes in the lives, essentially a noise detector
  • Radius selects the minimum size of the hot spot

Click to download 3D Viewer V1.3.0.0 Installation File