In ASCA 2014, is it possible to run the Material Manager in "Batch Mode" within Linux and access the new material options that are available in the GUI?
More specifically, are there any new commands for the different weaves? Chapter 5 of the Material Manager Users Guide for Batch Mode processing makes no reference to these new material types and furthermore, the material output seems to be a v5.5 type material.
When can we expect a compatibility of ASCA with the new version of ANSYS (release 15.0)?
Is there any way (FIX or update) to enforce compatibility between current ASCA version and ANSYS 15?
The new ANSYS release has introduced many significant improvements to composites modeling (e.g. submodeling with ACP) so that it's really worth using, but unfortunately ASCA 2014 doesn't recognize it.
When you allow ASCA/Helius to take control of the convergence in ABAQUS (*CONTROLS) - if the solution gets into a repetitive pattern it will not abort this and will just carry on until the 1000 iterations has been calculated.
Can you add a detection for a repetitive SDI/equilibrium pattern?
When xStiff is run, it significantly modifies the "layout" of the input file. For example, whitespace is deleted, letters are capilized, etc.
Ideally, xStiff would only add the stiffness parameters to the input file and the remaining bulk of the modified input file would be identical to the original input file.