Spot Comparison

Spot Comparison check compares two spot connector files using the Model Verification tool.

Supported Model Verification formats include:
  1. In the Comparison Browser, right-click Check > Spot Comparison from the context menu.
    The Spotcompare dialog opens.
  2. Select Import Type for Base Model.
    • XML (PLMXML or UDMXML)
    • Assembly (CAD assembly files: UG Assembly, CATProduct, JT Assembly‚Ķ)
    • CAD (Refer Config / CAD files)
    • FE (Nastran, PAM-CRASH, Radioss, Abaqus, OptiStruct, HyperMesh)
    • Spot Files (.vip, .mwf, .mcf, and .xml)
    • FE Files (direct file selection)
    • Mixed Import (Not applicable)
  3. Select a datatype.
    Respective data types will be listed.
  4. Click on the folder icon and navigate to the model to import (Folder/File selections).


    Figure 1.
  5. Select Import Type for Variant Model.
    • XML (not applicable)
    • Assembly (CAD assembly files: UG Assembly, CATProduct, JT Assembly‚Ķ)
    • CAD (not applicable)
    • FE (Nastran, PAM-CRASH, Radioss, Abaqus, OptiStruct, HyperMesh)
    • Spot Files (.vip, .mwf, .mcf, and .xml)
    • FE Files (direct file selection)
    • Mixed Import (not applicable)
  6. Select a datatype.
    Respective data types will be listed.
  7. Click on the folder icon and navigate to the model to import (Folder/File selections).


    Figure 2.
  8. In the Report Path, navigate to the directory where the reports generated by the Model Verification tool will be stored.
  9. In the Project Name field, enter a name for the project, if applicable.
  10. In the Slide Number field, enter a starting number of the slides to use in the PowerPoint report, if applicable.
  11. Choose a method for running the model.
    • Choose Interactive to run the model in the same Engineering Solutions session.
    • Choose Background to launch a new Engineering Solutions session in batch mode.
  12. The Processes drop-down list becomes active when you select the Background option and it also depends on the processor.
    The Model Verification tool launches as many hmbatch processes selected.
    • Choose Check to execute only the comparison without the report generation.
    • Choose Report to generate only the Reports (Check executed previously).
    • Choose Both to perform the comparison report generation sequentially.
  13. Click Run to execute the function.
  14. Click Stop to stop the operation.
    This closes front and background Engineering Solutions sessions.
  15. Click View Report to display the Summary PowerPoint report.


    Figure 3. PowerPoint Summary Report. (Stored in Report Path)