
Re: Design study: optimization using an equationbased constraint
Jared Conway Nov 21, 2014 4:24 PM (in response to David Lipke)i haven't dug into optimization lately but isn't BLF one of the optimizable parameters?
otherwise, i think you're asking if you can set the criteria to be an equation rather than a static value?

Re: Design study: optimization using an equationbased constraint
David Lipke Nov 21, 2014 4:28 PM (in response to Jared Conway)Hi Jared,
Yes, I could also setup a buckling analysis and use BLF  but you are exactly correct that I would rather set the constraint to be an equation rather than a static value. There are no options in any modes that I can find other than to use a static value.
From a computational standpoint I understand that this makes the optimization algorithm more convergent, since the optimization constraint target isn't changing with the design study parameters. However, BLF is doing something quite similar anyway, so it would be nice to define an arbitrary function as the constraint.

Re: Design study: optimization using an equationbased constraint
Jared Conway Nov 25, 2014 1:37 PM (in response to David Lipke)i'm not aware of anything like that without going into the api but i would double check the solidworks kb and raise an enhancement request with your reseller, sounds like it could have some good use cases

