plot_deformedshape command

postprocessing.Get_Rendering.plot_deformedshape(Model="ModelName", LoadCase="LoadCaseName", <tstep = -1>, <scale = 10>, <overlap='no'>)

Displays the deformed shape of the structure by reading data from a saved output database.

ModelName (str) Name of the model to read data from output database, created with createODB() command.
LoadCaseName (str) Name of the subfolder with load case output data.
tstep (float) Approximate time of the analysis at which deformed shape is to be displaced. (optional, default is the last step)
scale (int) Scale factor for to display mode shape. (optional, default is 10)
overlap (str) “yes” to overlap the deformed shape with the original structure. (optional, default is “no”)

Examples:

plot_deformedshape(Model="TwoSpan_Bridge", LoadCase="Dynamic_GM1")
Displays the deformedshape of structure by reading data from TwoSpan_Bridge_ODB with a sub-folder Dynamic_GM1 at the last analysis step (default) with a default scale factor of 10.
plot_deformedshape(Model="TwoSpan_Bridge", LoadCase="Dynamic_GM1", tstep=24.0, scale=50, overlap="yes")
Displays the deformedshape of structure by reading data from TwoSpan_Bridge_ODB with a sub-folder Dynamic_GM1 at the analysis time closest to 24.0 sec with a scale factor of 50, overlapped with the original structure shape.
../_images/plot_deformedshape_output.png