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integer limit with simulation 2016

Question asked by Chris Pellegrino on May 24, 2016
Latest reply on Oct 8, 2016 by John Willett

Small simulation, actually. Mesh details say it's 360k nodes and 250k elements. I do have two bolt connectors and No Penetration between three parts (actually two of the parts are bodies from the same part file.) It is also a 72deg slice of a symmetric assembly, so there is also a cyclic symmetry set up.

 

This doesn't sound like a hardware issue (32GB 16bit i7 quad core), rather some other sort of limitation in the software. If this is too large of a problem for the software, that is very lame.

 

I need the no penetration because I need it to solve for the reaction between the parts since that defines the friction between them. I can try without the symmetry, but that seems counterintuitive to why you use symmetry...

 

Anyone else know what to do to deal with this?

 

*EDIT (next day) Well, I removed the cyclical symmetry and it ran. WTF? Symmetry is supposed to make it smaller. Bug?

 

Here we go again.... SO MANY changes in 2016, most of which do nothing to make the tool work better and be more robust, but stuff like this slides by. THIS IS WHAT WE BOUGHT THE SOFTWARE FOR - THE FUNCTIONALITY; NOT NEW ICONS THAT MAKE THEM HARD TO FIND NOW (not to mention the colors...) Come on people..... how much do you get payed? I want your job...

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