1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 12, 2014 4:06 AM by Regis WACHEUX

    How to save full time response probe data from transient thermal simulations

    Brian Riley

      I have a simple transient thermal simulation (simple BC's, somewhat complex geometry) running in SW 2014.  I know how to probe individual mesh nodes or along specific feature to see, plot, or save to .csv file the temperature data at any step in the simulation.  I can also generate a "response" plot of one or more probes over all the transient steps to see how the temperature evolves over time.  My question is how does one save that response data to a file for use in excel or matlab or other software?  Clicking the save report icon only saves the probe data at the current step, not over all entire simulation study.


      Do "sensors" provide any better functionality (besides just controlling the location where data is collected)?  I'm trying to find a way to extract the time vs. temperature data for a probe location from SW.  It's obviously stored in there somewhere.




        • Re: How to save full time response probe data from transient thermal simulations
          Regis WACHEUX

          Hi Brian,


          In the probe result window, after having selected the location or entities, and "update" the result, click on the 4th icon in the "report option" area, the icon with the graph and timer.


          In the top of the window appearing, click File-->Save As--> CSV file. You should have all selected nodes having the results across the steps.


          Pay attention that the initial step "zero" is never recorded in the simulation results. It must be added manually.


          Hope this helps.




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