2 Replies Latest reply on Jul 7, 2013 6:57 PM by Jerry Pham

    View cut plot/trajectory in middle of calculation?

    Jerry Pham

      Hi,

       

      When a calculationflow.jpgis still running on, is there a way to view cut plots, trajectories in the Solidworks editor? I found all these options are disabled when right click.

       

      The solver has "Save Current Results" menu item. But even after saving I cannot use those visualization functions in the editor. It seems that only after we STOP a calculation could those plots get displayed.

       

      save.jpg

       

      Since for some complicated it is not uncommon for the calculation to take hours, if it is possible to view cut plots/trajectories in the middle of the calculation as a means to detect possible configuration error, it could then be very helpful. Is there a way to do this with Flow Simulation?

       

       

      Jerry

        • Re: View cut plot/trajectory in middle of calculation?
          Jared Conway

          Hi Jerry, check under the insert menu. You can do cutplots, no flow trajectories. But if you really want to look at flow trajectories, there is no harm in stopping the solution, looking at them and then restarting it where you left off. All these topics are covered in the first couple tutorials and in the flow simulation class. If you're just going through the tutorials, I recommend going through them from the beginning rather than cherry picking tutorials because they build on top of each other.

           

          heres is the info from the help on preview

           

          Preview Results

          During the calculation run, you can see the current results in a selected plane.

          You can create as many previews as you want. If you want to use planes, which are different from the Global Coordinate System planes, you have to create these planes before the calculation starts because you cannot modify the model while the solver is running.

          To create a preview:

          1.   Click Insert Preview on the Monitor toolbar or Insert > Preview: the Preview Settings dialog box appears. 
          2. In the Preview Settings dialog box, specify the parameters as needed. See Creating and Editing Preview.

          You can also create a new preview by copying an existing preview. Right-click in the preview window and select Clone, if you want to create a copy of the current preview.

          To edit a preview:

          1.   Right-click in the preview window and select Properties: the Preview Settings dialog box appears. 
          2. In the Preview Settings dialog box change the parameters as needed. See Creating and Editing Preview.

          To save the current preview:

          Right-click in the preview window and select Save to File. Browse to the folder where you want to save the image, type the desired file name and click Save. The image is saved as a standard .bmp file (256 colors).

          You can also specify an auto save mode for a preview. See Preview Options.