Mapper allows to check the geometric compliance of two models by calculating the local distances between them. The (automatic) mesh alignment helps to adjust the positions of two models if they are not in a non-conformal coordinate system.
A robust mapping algorithm enables the transfer of various physical quantities (with nodal-, element- or shell-layer based locations) for all standard shell element and mesh types. The mapping works for different integration types as well as for different number of integration points in thickness direction for source and target model.
By using a so-called »back-mapping validation« the user can check and estimate the influence of locally incompatible mesh discretizations on the mapping quality.
In a similar way the user may compare experimental data (e.g. from forming analysis tools like Atos, Argus, or Autogrid) with simulation results. The Mapper can provide local quantity difference images, which then can be used to adjust the parameters of the forming simulation.
The Mapper is an easy to use software tool which is dedicated to the data mapping and model comparison tasks.