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Design Study Bar Collapse

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by Contributor samwicks on ‎01-23-2013 06:41 AM

I would like the collapsible Materials/BCs/ICs/Motion/Groups folders and subsections to stay how you left them, or at least auto collapse. I've realised I spend a large amount of time collapsing 'Material' and then each group in turn to easily access the ones at the bottom - all subsections auto expand when you assign parts to a group.


Thanks all


15 Kudos

As a user I want to be able to access my results without needing to wait to open each one of my finished scenarios and wait for them to processed. 

This can take a lot of time especially if you take advantage of 360 to run multiple simulations overnight.


We understand compiling these results without having the UI open would be difficult, but being able to tell the UI after you have opened the design study to loop through all pending jobs would save some time from having the user cycle through each finished job.

Status: Solution Provided

Please install Royce's new app and let us know what you think!

18 Kudos

Automatic Report Generator

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by Employee on ‎02-21-2013 02:05 PM

We've heard from several folks that an automatic report generator would be a valuable addition to Simulation CFD.


We'd like to get a better understanding of how much demand there is for this (+kudos if you agree!) and what an ideal report generator would look like from your point of view (leave your comments!). How do you use reports today? How would you use reports differently if you could generate them automatically from Simulation CFD? 


Ryan Arnaudin

User Experience Designer

Status: Solution Provided

Thanks for all the feedback. Be sure to check out the new report generator in CFD 2015. Let us know what you think!

2 Kudos

list of planes

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by Valued Contributor nhahn on ‎07-03-2014 08:41 AM

Provide in the ribbon a button to pop up a list of planes.


Reason: When I have many planes, or even two at the same location, it is hard to select the desired plane.  If they each had a number and were in a list (the list should show the normal vector too for identification) it would be easy to select the intended plane.  The list should allow you to add/delete planes directly.


Further enhancement: allow user to copy existing planes with settings intact.

11 Kudos

Show / hide materials in results

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by jarrodpirtle on ‎02-20-2013 04:06 PM

I can be helpfull to show suppressed elements in results, but they must be turned on one by one. Please allow users to select all or a group and check the "visible" box all at once.

10 Kudos

Velocity Wind Profile

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by Active Contributor kaiwei on ‎01-09-2013 01:45 AM


May I request that a Velocity Wind Profile be implemented in the next 6 months? This is required for the AEC industry in Singapore. Thank you.

Status: Solution Provided
Thanks for providing feedback. Please check out the new spatially varying boundary conditions in CFD 2015 and let us know what you think.
8 Kudos


Some customers are facing the problem of license crashing due to network fluctuation.
Due to the license crashing they are losing the already completed iteration and have to start analysis again.
Added abilty where we can save all my completed iteration automatically without losing the data when the license is lost?  This it beyond the saved intervals options.  This would be the equivalent of click on the 'stop' button if the license was lost.

2 Kudos

Results Plane Features

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by tdannen on ‎02-11-2014 06:54 AM

Currently results planes list in the design study bar but are not linked to the display window. When multiple planes are in use, it would be beneficial to be able to select the plane from the design study bar and initiate edits on the plane and have the selected plane highlight in the display window.


Defining a results plane as a summary plane should be toggled option. Currently a plane designated as a summary plane cannot be undone.



Status: Solution Provided
Thanks for the feedback. Planes are now linked from the Design Study Bar to the model display. You can right click and edit the planes directly from the tree. Please check it out in CFD 2015. While you still wont be able to toggle a summary plane, you can now remove them from within the results environment without having to go to the Decision Center.
6 Kudos

Simulation CFD currently models open tanks and reservoirs using a Height of Fluid (HoF) approach. Many applications involve mixing, sloshing, and pouring where a representation of the free surface of a liquid is necessary to accurately model the physics.

4 Kudos

Plane Editing

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by hanfordke on ‎01-07-2013 08:17 AM

allow editing of plane by right clicking on plane in design study bar

Status: Solution Provided
Thanks for the feedback. Please check this out in CFD 2015!
4 Kudos

Currently Simulation CFD has control modes that provide navigation that is similar to other CAD packages, however it would be helpful if it were more aligned with other tools like Simulation Mechanical and MoldFlow. Also

4 Kudos

I'd like to be able to run a CFD analysis involving heating of a piece of equipment. We are expecting non-uniform temperatures throughout the body and want to understand what sort of stresses will result.


Do others see value in running a Simulation CFD analysis and using the temperature field as a load in a stress analysis in Simulation Mechanical?

2 Kudos

Radial resistance regions can be used to model complex filters, screens, etc without the burden of a highly detailed CAD model. These resistance regions should represent these components as accurately as possible, including cases where flow is purely radial.

1 Kudo

Certain applications involving both internal or external flow require accurate prediction of flow separation. The mesher and solver should provide new options for predicting the onset of flow separation as accurately as possible.