Visual Kinematics, Inc.

VfxTools Programmer Manual
Finite Element Extensions and Applications
Version 4.5.4
June 2021

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
1.1 Module Summary
1.2 A First Program
2. Automatic Case Generation - GenLCase, GenMCase
2.1 Generate Load Cases - GenLCase
2.2 Function Descriptions
2.3 Generate Multipoint Constraint Cases - GenMCase
2.4 Function Descriptions
3. Design Analysis Solver - ProSolve
3.1 Solution Sequence, Case, Step, Phase
3.2 Static or Steady State Solution
3.3 Buckling Solution
3.4 Vibration Solution
3.5 Superelement Solution
3.6 Frequency Response Solution
3.7 Output Solution
3.8 Singular Mode Solution
3.9 Direct Sparse Solver vs. Iterative Solver
3.10 Solution Output Files
3.11 Function Descriptions
4. Report Writing - ProRender, LogFile
4.1 Rendering - ProRender
4.2 Function Descriptions
4.3 Log File Content - LogFile
4.4 Function Descriptions
5. Examples
5.1 Example 1, Attachment Point Load Distribution using GenLCase
5.2 Example 2, Statically Determinant Constraints using GenMCase
5.3 Example 3, Solving Inertia Relief and Attachment Point Loading
5.4 Example 4, Design Analysis Finite Element Solver
5.5 Example 5, Generate Software Rendered Images
5.6 Example 6, Generate Flexible Body Using Component Mode Synthesis
5.7 Example 7, Error Analysis and Mesh Refinement
5.8 Example 8, Thermal-Structural Analysis
5.9 Example 10, Buckling Analysis
5.10 Example 11, Thermal Analysis
5.11 Example 13, Frequency Response Analysis
6. Release Notes
6.1 Bug fixes
6.2 New features and changes
6.3 Existing Application Programming Interface Changes
6.4 Known problems and limitations

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