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

Question asked by Stanley Beebe on Sep 23, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 2, 2013 by Tanya Snyder

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

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