Any of the plots you can generate in Flow can be animated wrt time. When you RMB on the plot and select animate there are 2 options (scenario and ? ? ?) You can have it load and play the saved time steps of any combination of graphical representations (plots, flow, etc).
Wait, you don't want to see transient steps, you want to see how it converges to a steady state? I'm not aware of an automated way to do that (but I've never wanted to save an inaccurate solution).
So you mean I could get an animation of a velocity plot for an analysis that I previously did?
Btw, when I RMB on my plot during the calculations I just get Freeze, Clone, Save to File and Properties
I responded too fast (hence my added lines at the end). I thought you wanted to record a transient solution. You want to record the calculations from initial conditions to steady state as shown in the preview window.
The only way I would know of to do that would be to use the Periodic Saving under Calculation Control Options. You can have it save every so many iterations, then create an animated plot afterwards.
To get a video that has the min/max/iterations like your image is the only way I'd know is to setup a screen capture program to record frames every so often and loop them into a video.
If you set the analysis to transient and save every time-step, you can animate the simulation.
To save every time-step:
- RMB on 'Input Data'
- Select Calculation control
- Go to 'Saving' and set the desired interval
- To animate it, go to the animation menu at the bottom of the Results-tree
- How to show animation transient result in solidworks flow simulation - YouTube
Thanks...I'll give it a try
In Solver click RMB to get Preview Settings => Options => Auto save.
In project folder you'll find a couple of bmps which can be easy animated with i.e. Windows Movie Maker
Hope that helps