I've had a similar problem recently trying to get my sensors in exact locations. The only way I've successfuly been able to do this is by creating a split line that has a vertex at the point I care about. Then when I go to select my sensors, it allows me to select the vertex at the split line which I can then save as a set of sensors.
Hope this helps.
I had never actually noticed but the Probe feature is greyed out using Optimization so I do not think you are doing anything wrong. I am not sure why they would not have that functionality available for Optimization studies.
You cannot connect a sensor to point in a sketch, it has to be a vertex from the model. However, split lines do work here so you can create a split line that creates a vertex and the choose that for your sensor. Not a flexible obviously as choosing a point in a sketch but hopefully you can make it work.
When you changed the configuration names it most likely did lose the link between the study and the configuration, however, it should still work with one of the configurations you changed whether it is the right one or not. You can solve this by duplicating the study. When you duplicate the study you can choose what configuration you want it to link to.
Thanks Jason and Ryan, I figured I would just do a split. That confirmed my original solution.
Hi Ryan, I actually am running an evaluation study. I set all stresses to "Monitor Only" so that I can see the effects of the change to the model dimension that I am varying. Probe doesn't seem to work in this as well.
I tried duplicating the study and I didn't have the dialog to rename and set the configuration as I would have seen if I duplicated a FEA study. I thought this was odd and that's why I realized I had to import scenarios.
This tool is great but it seems to lack the functionality that I require. Instead of solving this situation with 2 design studies, I think I will just create 12 simulation studies with 12 configurations that have the 6 varying dimensions (x 2 loading conditions). That way I can duplicate the study and just set the new configuration to be tied to. Then all I have to do is Run all the studies before I leave for the day and I'll have results when I get back in the morning.
Hi Nathan, this is a long time since but its actually exactly echoing my sentiments of design study - that multi configuration specific studies are the way to go. What is the current status of your outlook on design study?