Apologies if this has been covered previously but I was unable to find any resources that addressed this question directly.
I am trying to set up a fairly simple FEA analysis where I constrain a rod at one spot and apply forces normal to the rod axis at various distances from the constraint. I would then like to measure the displacement of the rod at each of these points. Currently I am only able to get an approximate sense of the displacement based on the gradient scale but I would like to measure it (fairly) exactly. Is there an ideal way to do this? Alternatively, I was thinking that I could export a warped model and perform the measurements in some other CAD software but I have not found a way to export that model in a usable file format.
Thanks in advance for the help with this issue. I realize this is very simplistic and could probably be calculated manually but I am trying to familiarize myself with basic functions before moving on to more complex analyses.