Flow simulation pop up screen stays there only showing "preparing model" message on the s
tatus bar, but the simulation doesn't conclude or move along. Please help me!
You are more likely to get good replies if you move this into the Flow Simulation sub-space. I think that you will have Move as an option under the Actions to the right of the page.
Thanks you Jerry. Hopefully somebody can give me a hand here.
How complex is the geometry? Is it a really large assembly or a single part for example?
Replying Myles, Jared and Robert,
The model is not that complex is basically a series of pipes with different diameters and a couple of porous media along the way. I have run this model before with the same exact settings on Steady State, the only difference now is that is time dependent. It looks to me that it is a overall software issue more than a mathematical complexity issue.
I read in other forum that a user had the same happening to him and that he identified a firewall issue. He said something was being blocked by the firewall and that he figured it out and solved it, but he never mentioned what was being blocked.
I had the same issue in the past with different models and what I did was restarting either SW or the PC and try to run the simulation again and it worked.
I updated my SW version from 2013 to 2014 (both educational version). I thought that would solve the problem, but now every time I even want to put some lids on a simple pipe, SW stops working! I don't know what the issue is, now I cannot even use Flow Simulation!
Any attempt to use any Flow Simulation button just causes SW to stop! No clue what is the issue, can it be Windows 8.1?
I'm using 8.1 and flow fine, so its unlikely to be the source of the problem
Yeah it was not WIndows 8.1, the source of the problem might have been the installation files I used. All the issues where solved by using SW 2014 SP2, SP4's installation files were giving me the problem I think.
does it happen on just this model or all models?
what happens with a really simple tube? if that works
take your model and simplify down to a single part and see if the problem goes away
Depending on the complexity of the assembly or model it can take a long time. I have run a simulation over the weekend to get the results I was looking for. Patience is a virtue when running complex simulations. If your able, try to run the simulation on another computer while you keep on keeping on. Best of luck.
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