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Why isn't SolidWorks Simulation reporting mesh properties correctly

Question asked by Jordan Thomas on Apr 13, 2015
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2015 by Jared Conway

Hello All,

 

I have recently started using the report publisher to save time compiling results of simulation studies, especially useful when multiple simulations are run on the same part. Lately, however, the report generating tool has become hit-or-miss, often skipping important information like mesh properties or transient response graph. For example, I recently used an h-adaptive sim to run a static stress analysis of a bracket. The final mesh details (as reported from right clicking mesh and selecting "Details") are

 

Study name: h adaptive (-Default-)

Mesh type: Solid Mesh

Mesher Used: Standard mesh

Automatic Transition: Off

Include Mesh Auto Loops: Off

Jacobian points: 4 points

Element size: 7.81321 mm

Tolerance: 0.39066 mm

Mesh quality: High

Total nodes: 80725

Total elements: 52841

Maximum Aspect Ratio:  3.8601

Percentage of elements with Aspect Ratio < 3:  100

Percentage of elements with Aspect Ratio > 10:  0

% of distorted elements (Jacobian):  0

Time to complete mesh(hh:mm:ss):  00:00:02

 

Yet the auto generated report contains the following meaningless mesh information table

 

Mesh Information

Mesh
  type

Solid
  Mesh

Mesher
  Used:

Curvature based mesh

Jacobian
  points

4
  Points

Maximum
  element size

0 mm

Minimum
  element size

0 mm

Mesh
  Quality

High

 

Additionally, the report contains the following caption-without-an-image for a convergence plot

 

Name

Type

Graph1

h-Adaptive
  Convergence Graph

 

BRACKET-h
  adaptive-Convergence Graph-Graph1

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