15 Replies Latest reply on Oct 2, 2013 10:34 AM by Tanya Snyder

    Thermal study is slower and slower with each run???

    Stanley Beebe

      SW2013 x64, SP3.0

       

      In performing a thermal study of a heat sink, I set up a simplified model with one heat power and one convection coefficient.

       

      I am running the model at several convection coefficients and leaving the heat power the same.

       

      The first time I ran the study, it completed in several seconds. Each time I edited the convection coefficient, it has taken longer to complete the study. Now that I'm on the 6th run, it takes about 5 min to run. Even right-clicking on the thermal load requires a minute or so wait time till SW responds (it shows the swirling ring icon in the meantime).

       

      What is going on?? Is SW somehow saving previous run information? Do I need to be deleting previous results files??

       

      I have saved everything locally, so its not working over the network, as far as I know.

       

      Any ideas?

       

      Thanks,

      =stan