The Cradle Post-Processor is a common tool used by many Cradle CFD programs and is used to visualize the data calculated by the Cradle solver. It is equipped with a multitude of functions such as contour, vector, and specifying values at specific points in the calculation domain which are important features for the design engineer. The Cradle Post-Processor also contains many other advanced visualization functions.

Basic Functions

Cradle's post-processor not only provides overall visualization functionality but also provides precise spatially resolved information for the design engineer.

Vector Contour Mesh
Iso-surface Streamline Variable graph

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Other Functions

Cradle's post-processor also provides a variety of advanced functions to visualize the calculation results. This is useful for CAE experts and for third parties viewing the results.

Oil flow Texture mapping Lighting
Variable registration Comparative visualization FFT(Fast Fourier transform)

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Animation is an ideal way to visualize flows. Cradle's post-processor can use animation to visualize both steady-state and transient phenomena.

Marker particle with steady-state analysis Automatic translation of view point Transient analysis

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Post-Processor Functions List

Coordinate specification Plane Parallel axis, arbitrary
Surface profile Surface
Pick Point coordinates
Value specification Arbitrary point, Direction vector
Drawing function Mesh Standard, Transparent, Block
Vector Standard, 3D, Cloud, Animation
Contour Paint, Line, Transparent
Isosurface Contour, Transparent
Streamline Line, Tube, Plane
Graph Location graph, time graph, average graph, Min/Max graph
Shape representation Neutral file, STL file
Expressive function Oil flow Object surface, Arbitrary cross section
Texture mapping  
Revolved Projection Meridian plane display
Reality Gradation, Luster, Water, Light (single click button)
Animation Animation Vector Animation
Marker particle Turbulent diffusion, Number counting
Automatic translation of view point Camera location, Point of sight, Point specification of gaze, Walkthrough
Key frame in animation Video duration by setting Start time & End time
Cycle interpolation animation Display result files at the long time interval wth interpolation method
Accessory functions Copy function Mirror, Periodic
Function table Original variable creation and registration
Operation Scalar integration (flow rate), Vector integration (Presure)
Volume integration (computation of spatial average)
Unit System Selection and display of unit system
Tree control of drawing objects Search function
Image output BMP, JPG, PNG, CradleViewer
Animation output AVI
Image synthesis Composition of analysis result, text, and BMP
Results comparison Mesh-independent numerical comparison, Object for comparison
Projected area calculation Axis direction specification
External data import Composition and loading experimental data in CSV format
Parallel processing* Local mode, Cluster mode
High-speed drawing function Display of large-scale field file (iFLD)
External program control VB Interface
Mouse operation Compliance with CAD
License-free viewer Multi-file compatibility

Red: New functions of V10

Blue: Upgraded functions

*Optional license required

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