I've been a Solidworks user for about 4 years, yet never used these forums. I have however just moved over from another simulation package, to Solidworks Simulation itself. I've just run into a simulation issue this morning, using 2015 SP1.1, x64.
I am just conducting a linear static assembly analysis, with all contacts bonded (for a quick initial analysis) and just want to see where I'm at convergence wise, or course. I've just gone to use the h-adaptive tool for the first time (although have use h-adaptive methods in other packages before), after reading the documentation, watching videos etc.
However, regardless of the model I try to run, with h-adaptive enabled - as soon as it begins the first refinement iteration, the simulation fails with the error of "mesh adaptation failed". All settings default, mesh settings default. Playing with h-adaptive local/global slider has no effect, error still present.
Any ideas here?
Many thanks in advance.
EDIT - I've just rerun h-adaptive refinement with a tensile test specimen model, being a very simple model. I can indeed get it to work on such a simple model, but even those I am attempting to run properly I cannot, unfortunately I am unable to share the model - but they are not all that complex.
have you looked at the solidworks kb? there are some recommendations to use curvature based mesher and disable automatic trials and also to use global bonded. otherwise all the cases where it failed were point cases (file or setup specific) that you'd need the model to troubleshoot. would recommend contacting your var on that.