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Duplicate isn't a perfect copy?

Question asked by Chris Michalski on Jul 12, 2013
Latest reply on Jul 15, 2013 by Jared Conway

I'm still in 2011 SP5 so things might have gotten better, but it seems that duplicating a simulation doesn't make a perfect copy.


1st - it doesn't copy the Thermal icon, but if I click to add the thermal data it remembers which Flow Simulation data set it was supposed to be associated with.  If I don't specifically re-attach this will it utilize the thermal data (ie is it just forgetting to populate that icon or forgetting to attach the link)?


2nd (and more important) - when I duplicated a simulation it added a 2nd triad and coordinate system.  The 1st image below is from my original simulation setup.  Then I duplicated it and changed the time step of the Flow simulation that it referenced. 

If you look at the bottom image, there is an additional triad in the lower right corner.  But it is not in agreement with the original in the lower left.  So I have to change my plots in some instances to representing Z-Disp instead of Y-Disp.  But it is not in 100% of the duplicate simulations, some of them are truly identical to the original.


Is this  just another "feature" of Solidworks Simulation or what happened?  And more importantly, how do I eliminate it?

(okay, I figured out the "how to eliminate it" part - it apparently added a local coordinate system to those plots.  But the question still remains, why did it add it in the first place?)





Message was edited by: Chris Michalski