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  Topic: [NEWS] PADT Opens ANSYS Office in Southern California
eric.miller

Replies: 0
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2015 7:07 pm   Subject: [NEWS] PADT Opens ANSYS Office in Southern California
PADT is pleased to announce that we have opened our latest office, this time in Torrance California. It is focused on ANSYS sales and support to new customers in the area.

Read more about it on ou ...
  Topic: [TEST] Double Emails from Forum
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 2401

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:56 pm   Subject: [TEST] Double Emails from Forum
Ignore please

A group of NASA mechanical engineers were brainstorming how they might overcome the thermal challenges involved in sending a manned probe to the sun. An electrical engineer overheard ...
  Topic: [TEST] Double Emails from Forum
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 2371

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:53 pm   Subject: [TEST] Double Emails from Forum
Ignore please

A group of NASA mechanical engineers were brainstorming how they might overcome the thermal challanges involved in sending a manned probe to the sun. An electrical engineer overheard ...
  Topic: [TEST] Double Posting - Email 2
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 5108

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 06, 2015 2:50 pm   Subject: [TEST] Double Posting - Email 2
Please ignore. Sorry for this. Still fine tuning the settings.

A Scientist, Mathematician and an Engineer walk into a bar. Bartender looks at them and says: "Is this some kind of a joke!"

...
  Topic: [TEST] Post to Forum Test
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2693

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:49 pm   Subject: [TEST] Post to Forum Test
Please do not respond:

Well, I'm back. Seems that if you post to the forum, those on the mail list don't get an email. So, here is a test.

Let's hope this is the only joke:

One engineer said ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Convergence Chicago - Stop by and say hi
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2056

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 8:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Convergence Chicago - Stop by and say hi
All,

If you are attending the ANSYS Convergence event in Chicago tomorrow, please stop by PADT's table and say hello.
It would be great to meet you, we can talk about how awesome XANSYS is, and you c ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Announcing PADT's new High Performance Compute
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1566

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 8:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Announcing PADT's new High Performance Compute
All,

Just in case our blog post, email, press, and social media blitz does not reach everyone, I wanted to drop a quick note on XANSYS to let you know that PADT has launched a new service called Core ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Job Opening at PADT: ANSYS Account Manager
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1601

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 3:43 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Job Opening at PADT: ANSYS Account Manager
PADT is looking for proactive and technical sales professionals interested in joining our team to represent ANSYS software products. There are multiple openings with opportunities in Southern Califor ...
  Topic: Analysis with imported mesh in APDL
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2987

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2015 5:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] Analysis with imported mesh in APDL
Abdulah,

It has been a while since I've used ICEM CFD...so I'm taking a stab at this.

1: You are working with just nodes and elements. If you assign materials in ICEM CFD the elements should co ...
  Topic: [APDL] SAVE command option
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2652

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] SAVE command option
Ahsish,

The command goes back to the days when disk space was tight and it took minutes to save a *.db. So we would only save what we had to, tossing out the solution or post data since it is also i ...
  Topic: HPC Settings for Optimum Performance
eric.miller

Replies: 25
Views: 23279

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:28 am   Subject: [Xansys] HPC Settings for Optimum Performance
K4200 is not a GPU for ANSYS acceleration :-(

Eric


  Eric Miller
  Principal
  PADT, Inc.
  www.PADTINC.com
  480.813.4884 x103
  eric.miller@padtinc.com
 
  Simulation - Product Development - Rap ...
  Topic: HPC Settings for Optimum Performance
eric.miller

Replies: 25
Views: 23279

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] HPC Settings for Optimum Performance
Johnathon,

I think your graphics card can also be used as a GPU, NVidea has so many I get confused on which do and don't. You want to turn that on as well. I would use 7 cores + the GPU. That is prob ...
  Topic: [ UNITS/Geometry ] Workbench to ANSYS Classsic
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 8104

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 8:09 am   Subject: [Xansys] [ UNITS/Geometry ] Workbench to ANSYS Classsic
Mark,

If you are exporting IGES and then reading the IGES in to MAPDL, you will need to scale it. DesignModeler uses the Parasolid kernel and stores everything in Metric. So when you expert it is i ...
  Topic: [STRUCT] Must not use character parameters in real array
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 9171

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:47 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUCT] Must not use character parameters in real
Andrew,

Yup, it was wrong. I just fixed it.

I found the original example I pasted it from and it looks like I mixed two examples. One that used umbers and one that used strings.

Sorry about th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Still time to Register for ANSYS Convergence 2
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 4405

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:16 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Still time to Register for ANSYS Convergence 2
You should be getting bombarded by ANSYS, Inc. or your local ANSYS Channel Partner on this, but just in case you have not:

May starts the process all around the world. Its User Group Time!

Learn mo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Still time to Register for ANSYS Convergence 2
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 4405

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:15 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Still time to Register for ANSYS Convergence 2
You should be getting bombarded by ANSYS, Inc. or your local ANSYS Channel Partner on this, but just in case you have not:

May starts the process all around the world.

Learn more here: http://www.an ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Still time to Register for ANSYS Convergence 2
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 4405

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 5:15 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Still time to Register for ANSYS Convergence 2
You should be getting bombarded by ANSYS, Inc. or your local ANSYS Channel Partner on this, but just in case you have not:

May starts the process all around the world. Its User Group Time!

Learn mo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Update on List Rebuild
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2823

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:47 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Update on List Rebuild
All,

You should all take some time to give a big virtual thanks (don't send them emails, just good thoughts) to your Moderators: Martin, Fern, and Ken.

They have been very patient with us here at PA ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Test and Update - please do not responde
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1469

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 9:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Test and Update - please do not responde
I know this is annoying... but it is the only way to generate debug data.

______________________________
  Eric Miller
  Principal, Simulation &
Business Technologies 
  PADT, Inc.
  www.PADT ...
  Topic: [OT] Test from Eric - Do Not reply
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1074

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:30 pm   Subject: [OT] Test from Eric - Do Not reply
Well, making progress here in Tempe.

Some commented that I have better things to do... in actuality this is a lot more fun than the list of things I'm supposed to be doing. After I run this test ...
  Topic: Short Survey on Remote HPC Services
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1371

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2013 8:42 am   Subject: Short Survey on Remote HPC Services
Dear XANSYS Users,

We have been getting a lot of questions and having a number of discussions on using remote high performance computing (HPC) services. HPC Cloud, time sharing, remote solving on ...
  Topic: [Job] Looking for PE to Review Structures
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1970

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:10 am   Subject: [Job] Looking for PE to Review Structures
Sorry, email was wrong, forgot the magic k: Patrick.barnett@padtinc.com

Eric


______________________________
  Eric Miller
  Principal, Simulation &
Business Technologies 
  PADT, Inc.
  www. ...
  Topic: [Job] Looking for PE to Review Structures
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1970

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 4:20 pm   Subject: [Job] Looking for PE to Review Structures
We have a customer in Colorado that is searching for a PE that they can work with. They have done a ton of FEA on the structure and would like to find someone that feels comfortable reviewing that ana ...
  Topic: [OT] New Articles in PADT's The Focus Blog
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 2866

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:35 am   Subject: [OT] New Articles in PADT's The Focus Blog
All,

It has been a while since I've posted an update about PADT's blog called The Focus.

http://www.padtinc.com/thefocus

Those of you who have been around a while will remember that The Focus star ...
  Topic: How to import .cif or .gds files into ANSYS 14.x
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 8558

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 10:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to import .cif or .gds files into ANSYS 14.x
Mighao,

I just checked and although it is not documented, ~cifin works at 14.5 for me.
~cifmod and ~cifopt do not appear to be there any longer.

So the following command:

~cifin,tw1,cif

Works for ...
  Topic: How to import .cif or .gds files into ANSYS 14.x
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 8558

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to import .cif or .gds files into ANSYS 14.x
Minghao,

I actually wrote ~cifin way back in 2002 or so for ANSYS.

LinkCAD is a much better, and much more professional tool for doing this.

I did not realize they don't support it any more. Makes ...
  Topic: [OT] Introduction to the ANSYS Parametric Design Language Pu
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 2924

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:02 am   Subject: [OT] Introduction to the ANSYS Parametric Design Language Pu
Well, we have been promising this for a long time, and we have been working on it off and on for an even longer time.
But it is finally done and published. We have updated the original class notes fr ...
  Topic: [Job]: PADT has an opening for a Expert FLUENT/CFX User
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1429

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:19 pm   Subject: [Job]: PADT has an opening for a Expert FLUENT/CFX User
We currently have an immediate opening in our Simulation Services group for an expert CFD engineer with FLUENT and/or CFX experience.

You can find the job posting here:
http://www.padtinc.com/ab ...
  Topic: Fastening postprocessing *do and *if loops
eric.miller

Replies: 15
Views: 12798

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] Fastening postprocessing *do and *if loops
Fabio,

Have you tried implied do loops? Without seeing your code there is no way to know if they will work, but in general they really speed things up.


From PADT's Guide to APDL:

An implied do lo ...
  Topic: Modal participation factor as a resultant
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 4920

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] Modal participation factor as a resultant
Saurabh,

Try this macro. It should work on a fairly generic basis. It grabs the values into an array, does the math, then writes it to a file.

I'm assuming you want the sqrt of the sum of the squar ...
  Topic: Substructure node number
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 4941

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] Substructure node number
Along the lines of the small block, you can seed surface mesh (AMESH) the interface surfaces using MESH200's as the first thing you do in the model, then do your volume meshes.

This should give you n ...
  Topic: Color Blind?
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 7021

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Color Blind?
Bryan,

I've never thought about this before. I'm thinking your best bet is to use some of the MAPDL suggestions as a code snippet and bring back the plot to Workbench
There is a Focus article with l ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT- Coordinates from SN curve
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 3358

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] OT- Coordinates from SN curve
Ben,

We have used the open source tool Engauge in the past.
http://digitizer.sourceforge.net/

It does all sorts of different graphs, including polar, log, and such. Here is the feature list, bey ...
  Topic: [Xansys] FOCUS Article
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2711

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 2:02 pm   Subject: [Xansys] FOCUS Article
OOPS. I meant to send that to our internal e-mail. Still in a turkey coma.
But, if anyone has something they would like to submit, we are open to outside authors...

Eric


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  Topic: FOCUS Article
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 2199

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:32 pm   Subject: FOCUS Article
Anyone have a focus article available for Wednesday?

I’ve got a couple of options but if someone has one already I’ll hold off.

Eric



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  Topic: Generate ANSYS Neutral File (ANF) from an autocad file (DWG)
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 8540

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] Generate ANSYS Neutral File (ANF) from an autocad f
Sandip,

Since you are using DXF/DWG the assumption is that you are working with 2D geometry. If it is 3D then there is really no way to do it because a 3D DXF/DWG is faceted, and not a true solid mod ...
  Topic: [XANSYS] GPU processing
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 7866

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:33 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS] GPU processing
Jeff,

Look for a lot of new info on GPU's when ANSYS R14 is released in a few weeks. NVIDIA is going to be pushing it as well as ANSYS, Inc.

In our benchmark on a prelease of R14 NVIDIA Quadro 6000 ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Congratulations to PADT
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1662

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:01 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Congratulations to PADT
Thank you everyone for the congratulations.

Just between us ANSYS folks I'll share some background.

We had attended this award a few years ago because our landlord was the University and they invit ...
  Topic: Automating GRPH exports
eric.miller

Replies: 22
Views: 17753

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 2:19 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Automating GRPH exports
Christopher,

Please take a look at:
http://www.padtinc.com/blog/post/2011/03/09/Pretty_Plotting.aspx


For high quality graphics I use:
/show,png ! Write to a PNG format file. Not lossy bu ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [General] Animation software.
eric.miller

Replies: 16
Views: 21050

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:35 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [General] Animation software.
I'm finding GIF Movie Gear to work well. It doesn't cost much and is easy to use.

As Martin pointed out, I just did an article on making animated GIF's The program will also save as AVI if you want ...
  Topic: [Xansys] hardware advice?
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1526

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 7:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] hardware advice?
Robert,

It think what you are suggestions makes sense. How many parallel pack licenses do you have? If you have one, then I would go with a dual 6 core system. That lets you run on 8 core and hav ...
  Topic: [OT] Summary of Recent The Focus Articles - Especially using
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1732

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:05 pm   Subject: [OT] Summary of Recent The Focus Articles - Especially using
It has been over a month since we updated everyone on XANSYS about what we are publishing over at The Focus, so I thought I'd post what we have been up to.

You can see all posts at:

http://www.padti ...
  Topic: Info on Design Assessment: Custom Results in ANSYS Mechanica
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 3962

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 25, 2011 5:04 pm   Subject: Info on Design Assessment: Custom Results in ANSYS Mechanica
Dear all,

We just finished a PADT webinar and a The Focus posting on the new Design Assessment capability in ANSYS Mechanical.

This is a very cool way for users to do custom post processing on ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Tips, News, and Pointers for ANSYS Users
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 2066

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 05, 2011 7:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Tips, News, and Pointers for ANSYS Users
All,

It has been a while since we posted an updated on XANSYS.org with respect to what is going on over at The Focus:

http://www.padtinc.com/thefocus

Since the last update in February we hav ...
  Topic: Multilinear Othortropic Usermat and Hill Plasticity
eric.miller

Replies: 45
Views: 35168

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] {OT} new ANSYS command
Keith, Your memory is better than mine. I'm ashamed to say we did. I still feel guilt.

To this day I feel like a kid who complained and whined and harassed his parents until they got him this toy ...
  Topic: [OT] Latest "The Focus" Blog Postings
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1931

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:55 am   Subject: [OT] Latest "The Focus" Blog Postings
Dear all,

We have been keeping to our schedule and releasing new articles every week for The Focus blog. I wanted to take a second to just let everyone know what we have added so far this year in ...
  Topic: [OT] "The Focus Blog" is hear
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1962

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2010 4:59 pm   Subject: [OT] "The Focus Blog" is hear
Dear all,

We have retired the old newsletter format for The Focus and replaced it with a Blog. You can see the new site at:



We have our first article on: "10 Things Every ANSYS Mechan ...
  Topic: [LIST] Network Problems with XANSYS
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2287

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 4:57 pm   Subject: [TEST] Server is experiencing problems
Trying to find issues with the server
  Topic: [LIST] Network Problems with XANSYS
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2287

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:30 am   Subject: [LIST] Network Problems with XANSYS
Dear all,

It looks like we had some power problems here at PADT over the weekend. We are rebooting servers and network hardware trying to get things stable again.

We apologize to all that XANS ...
  Topic: [OTHER] Mathcad Ansys demo - 64 bit
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 4756

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:44 pm   Subject: Re: [OTHER] Mathcad Ansys demo - 64 bit
Mike,

Sorry, I replied to this a while ago and I'm getting rejected by my own server... Thinks I'm not Eric Miller but someone pretending to be Eric Miller. So I'm using the forum:
I'm sorry to s ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 71 of The Focus - good link and Format
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2008

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 11:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 71 of The Focus - good link and Format
Martin,

Thank you for the suggestion. I think we need to go to a text only announcement. Good suggestion.

And I'm sorry, I sent the wrong link:

http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/focus/2009/0071_1103/T ...
  Topic: [OT] Issue 71 of The Focus - Meshing, Pressure Penetration,
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1695

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:08 am   Subject: [OT] Issue 71 of The Focus - Meshing, Pressure Penetration,
Dear all,

Well, I have to admit we are feeling a bit guilty here at PADT because we have really been slow at getting issues of The Focus out recently. The good news is that we are just too busy to & ...
  Topic: [OT] PADT releases APDL Editor: PeDAL
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 3273

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 11:48 am   Subject: [OT] PADT releases APDL Editor: PeDAL
Dear all,

PADT is very pleased to announce the release of a tool that many of us long time ANSYS users have wished for over the years: a text editor that speaks APDL. Matt Sutton wanted such a t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Time for xansys forum split?
eric.miller

Replies: 12
Views: 9688

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2009 7:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] Time for xansys forum split?
A few comments on this topic:

The ANSYS, Inc. workbench forum was closed for a couple of reasons, the largest being that the hardware was getting unreliable. At that point they looked at the traff ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Required : WB Hex Meshing Tutorial / WB COMMUNITYME
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 2014

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:08 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Required : WB Hex Meshing Tutorial / WB COMMUNITYME
Avinash,

The workbench forum is run by ANSYS, Inc. and is accessed through the ANSYS, Inc. Customer portal. We here at XANSYS have nothing to do with it.

You can learn more at: http://www.ansys.co ...
  Topic: Pros and cons of AUTODYN, Explicit STR, and LS-DYNA
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 14583

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 11:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] Pros and cons of AUTODYN, Explicit STR, and LS-DYNA
I think 'Charles's' comments are spot on.

I'll add that at 12.0 you can create a .K file (LSDYNA input deck) in Workbench, so you can build and set up your runs in Workbench if you have an ANSYS LS ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [THERM] I can't delete element attached to area
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 6709

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2009 9:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] [THERM] I can't delete element attached to area
Modmesh,deta

-----Original Message-----
From: tomasz.kucinski [mailto:--email address suppressed--]
Sent: Thursday, July 30, 2009 9:02 AM
To: --email address suppressed--
Subject: [Xansys] [THERM] I ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Post buckling response for tube collpase.
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 5388

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:02 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Post buckling response for tube collpase.
Do you have Autodyn or LS-DYNA? That may be your best bet if you can't
damp
it down.

Eric


-----Original Message-----
From: Mhaskar, Nauman H [mailto:--email address suppressed--]
Sent: Tuesday, J ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Post buckling response for tube collpase.
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 5388

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Post buckling response for tube collpase.
Naum,

Have you tried STABALIZE? Section 8.11.1.1 of manual goes into it
a little. I've been waiting almost 3 years for a problem where I could
use this and haven't had one yet. But I think it shou ...
  Topic: [Xansys] ANSYS 12 CRACK
eric.miller

Replies: 67
Views: 77512

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] ANSYS 12 CRACK
All,

A bit of an update. Needless to say this is being dealt with by ANSYS,
Inc. in a swift manner.

But it is important to point out that the company this person is
(perhaps was) training at is a v ...
  Topic: [Xansys] ANSYS 12 CRACK
eric.miller

Replies: 67
Views: 77512

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2009 7:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] ANSYS 12 CRACK
I've also passed the information on to ANSYS, Inc. Legal.

I wonder he suffers from arrogance, ignorance or idiocy?

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [MISC] v12.0.1 Help Freaks
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2765

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 11:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MISC] v12.0.1 Help Freaks
Ouch. Looks like someone was catching up on their O'Reily report and
accidently pasted that in.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] MSC Purchased by a private holding company
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 5841

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 11:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] MSC Purchased by a private holding company
The plot thickens. Jeff Strain here found this press release.

Not even a day after the announcement a lawyer is fishing for a class
action law suit.

But it does seem like a very good deal for Symph ...
  Topic: [OT] MSC Purchased by a private holding company
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1779

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:29 am   Subject: [OT] MSC Purchased by a private holding company
Official press release here:
http://www.mscsoftware.com/press/press.cfm?pid=1108&Div_id=1 (http://www.mscsoftware.com/press/press.cfm?pid=1108&Div_id=1)

From the Wall Street Journal: ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 70 of the Focus - The R12 Issue
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 4389

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 70 of the Focus - The R12 Issue
Good questions/comments.

The word Mechanical is used to differentiate them from Fluids and Field
(Ansoft) products. I'm not sure if there is a better name unless they
just make something up:
Anzarbal ...
  Topic: [OT] Issue 70 of the Focus - The R12 Issue
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1564

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 12:08 pm   Subject: [OT] Issue 70 of the Focus - The R12 Issue
Dear all,

Our little newsletter has been on vacation for some time.  We thought it would be funny to send e-postcards showing The Focus on vacation at different places... but didn't think it was funn ...
  Topic: [Xansys] side load from making turn
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 5606

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] side load from making turn
Let me Google that for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=RTFM


BTW: My new favorite web site is lmgtf.com...

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  Topic: [Xansys] Hardware question
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 4153

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 4:22 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Hardware question
Page,

We're still here out west. I don't know if we ever compared a quad and
dual with the same clock speed. Jason may have some data from some of
the benchmarks he has don.

My experience is that ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] ICEM doesn't export pyramid elements to ANS
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 4275

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 26, 2009 6:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] ICEM doesn't export pyramid elements to ANS
Alessandro,

It has been a long time since I've done this, but I know it at least could be done. Try Solid186, the mid-side-noded hex that can degenerate to a pyramid.

Eric


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  Topic: 4-node tet element
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 3447

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:48 pm   Subject: [Xansys] 4-node tet element
Jay,

You read our mind. Not this next one, but probably the one after that
we'll try and find some time to play with it.

Eric


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  Topic: Anyone have the documentation for the format of NASTRAN Matr
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1652

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:46 am   Subject: Anyone have the documentation for the format of NASTRAN Matr
Dear all,

We've had a couple of people ask about getting substructures and full matrices into programs that read the NASTRAN matrix file. But we have been unable to get some clear documentation ...
  Topic: [Xansys] ANSYS Workbench and GPU
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 3322

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] ANSYS Workbench and GPU
Jason,

I can also confirm this. We gave the people writing the software (middleware?) some test problems to run. Some things looked very promising, others not so much. It will be a while because t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] FOCUS ¿When the next number?
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1509

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] FOCUS ¿When the next number?
Edoardo,

Thank you for asking. Our plan is to get one out in June covering R12. We have been very busy lately (which is a good thing) and maybe a little burned out from writing articles. We will a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] CFD - Fatigue Analysis
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2228

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 2:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] CFD - Fatigue Analysis
Senthilkumar

1) Yes
2) Yes

You will need to get real familiar with the manual, but everything you need is there.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] REAL Constant dependent on RPM
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 4113

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 3:03 pm   Subject: [Xansys] REAL Constant dependent on RPM
Marc,

According to TFM: (Description of COMBI214)

COMBI214 Input Data
The geometry, node locations, and coordinate system for this element are shown in Figure 214.1: COMBI214 Geometry. The element i ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [MISC] Classic is no more
eric.miller

Replies: 21
Views: 14020

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 28, 2009 8:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MISC] Classic is no more
I'm already getting tired of typing ANSYS Mechanical APDL. I'm thinking
of using: ANSYS MAPDL or maybe just AMAPDL or even shorter: AMA

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Moldflow Consultant needed
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2466

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 27, 2009 6:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Moldflow Consultant needed
Thank you all for the recommendations and contact info. As expected, a
great response.

One of my partners, the one who runs our Rapid Manufacturing group, has
passed along the recommendations to the ...
  Topic: [OT] Moldflow Consultant needed
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1442

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 26, 2009 8:38 am   Subject: [OT] Moldflow Consultant needed
Dear all,

We have a customer, in our rapid prototyping business, with a nasty mold filling problem. Although we have toyed with the idea of doing Moldflow analysis in the past we have never had ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] 12.0 Seminars
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1579

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 11:03 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] 12.0 Seminars
OK, those links got munged. No fun. If you go to the Seminar Page you
can get all the same info:

http://www1.ansys.com/customer/seminars/

Eric


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  Topic: [OT] 12.0 Seminars
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1547

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 18, 2009 10:08 am   Subject: [OT] 12.0 Seminars
I was looking at my calendar this morning and noticed that the first R12 seminar event is coming up this Wednesday in Santa Clara CA. We'll be going to that one because it is the closest to us and whe ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [XANSYS] License error
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 3862

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 8:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS] License error
Diogo,

I checked with the academic folks at ANSYS, Inc. and this should not be
happening. So you need to have whoever manages your ANSYS licenses
contact your ANSYS support provider (not sure who th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [XANSYS] License error
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 3862

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 01, 2009 7:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS] License error
Diogo,

This may be a limitation in the licenses for academic usage, or a
setting in the license manager.

Could you e-mail me (not the list) your license file?

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [XANSYS][OT] UNIX
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 5249

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 9:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS][OT] UNIX
This is kind of obvious but I'll put it out there: What I've always
done is create "run" script that executes my scripts in order. I'm not
a python guy (some day I'll learn) but with a she ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [PC] GUI buttons wiped out when using Remote Deskto
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4000

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2009 4:28 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [PC] GUI buttons wiped out when using Remote Deskto
It's an issue with remote desktop. I think it "looses" the icons on the
local machine and the remote machine (your desktop) doesn't know they
are no longer cashed.
Two things you can try:

...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] vector graphics output
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 4897

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] vector graphics output
Chris,

/show,pscr will go directly to vector postscript.

/show,hpgl or hpgl2 also do vector... but I don't know of any programs
any more that use it.

And as Dave says, you need to make sure you u ...
  Topic: storing RCS calculations
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2077

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 3:02 pm   Subject: [Xansys] storing RCS calculations
I'm not seeing a *get for that information. Your best bet is to
probably use the prhffar and then use python or something to strip out
the info you want.

Maybe someone knows the INQUIRE for that inf ...
  Topic: [Test] Server Is down, checking
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1517

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:16 pm   Subject: [Test] Server Is down, checking
Please ignore. We are trying to get the server back on line.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Disable verify messages
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 16010

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Disable verify messages
Diogo,

You need to tell ANSYS that you are running in batch mode. You do this with either a -b when you start the run if you are launching from the command line or by putting /BATCH as the first ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Preliminary HPC results with new Nehalem Xeons
eric.miller

Replies: 12
Views: 8290

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:06 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Preliminary HPC results with new Nehalem Xeons
We would like to chime in, but can't in much detail.

What I can say is that I'm very pleased with enhancements made to
workbench and to ANSYS (what you refer to as classic) Lots of good,
user driv ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Hiding Model
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 3210

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Hiding Model
Edmund,

You might be able to convert your model into a macro and encrypt that
macro but 1, the encryption is very weak and easy to break (probably
wouldn't pass an audit) and you are always going to ...
  Topic: [Xansys] RES: png plot file
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2100

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] RES: png plot file
Andre,

I could be wrong about this because things have changed over time but,
at one point /show used the internal graphics engine to generate the
bitmap. The /ui,copy makes a copy of what is on you ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Converting rst files to older versions
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 3218

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Converting rst files to older versions
As pointed out, there is no easy way to do this.

What specific result values does your other program need?

If it is displacements then Phil's suggestion should work fine, if you have ANSYS 5 aro ...
  Topic: [Xansys] transferring topology information from workbench to
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 3146

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] transferring topology information from workbench to
Jaspreet,

What we recommend is that you stay in workbench, and access the features
you need in core ANSYS through code snippets imbedded in your workbench
model. For most people this works just fine ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] December Issue of The Focus
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1536

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 12:24 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] December Issue of The Focus
Dear XANSYS Subscribers:

Skip the silly poem and check out the latest issue of The Focus:
http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/focus/2008/0069_1222/TheFocus_69.pdf#Page=1

OK, I warned you:

Christmas Time h ...
  Topic: [Xansys] how to input a stiffness matrix?
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2830

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:50 am   Subject: [Xansys] how to input a stiffness matrix?
Remy,

Writing a Fortran routine to create your own Substructure elements is
probably your best bet. The basics for doing so are in the
Customization sub-directory (you have to do a full install of A ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Remote Solvers
eric.miller

Replies: 25
Views: 23951

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] Remote Solvers
I'll jump on the band wagon of "nattering nabobs of negativity" and say
I'm not a big fan of this approach, with two exception.
In most cases adding hardware is just easier and cheaper. We ...
  Topic: [Xansys] simulation of sand bag
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 6000

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 11, 2008 7:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] simulation of sand bag
The key question is: Does the fact that the bag deforms during impact
have a big effect on your part.
If so, you need to find a good material model for your bag. The
sandbags I've seen modeled are a ...
  Topic: Tool-chip cutting simulation
eric.miller

Replies: 10
Views: 9014

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 17, 2008 11:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] Tool-chip cutting simulation
Oh my. Well. I'm speechless.

Yes, we need to up moderation on the forum.

Eric

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  Topic: [Xansys] [Therm] Reasons to use SINDA/G
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 5683

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 3:01 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [Therm] Reasons to use SINDA/G
Christopher,

In many cases, the orbital mechanics are the primary driver.

Another advantage for hard core Finite Difference types is the fact that
the various flavors of Sinda are actually compile ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [Therm] Reasons to use SINDA/G
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 5683

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 1:45 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [Therm] Reasons to use SINDA/G
Christopher,

We worked with the Sinda/G folks a while back on a tool that connect
Workbench and Sinda/G. They are here in the Phoenix area. It was
working pretty well and then MSC bought them out. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] October Issue of the Focus, 68
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1489

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] October Issue of the Focus, 68
Dear all,

Just a quick note that PADT has just published issue 68 of The Focus.

http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/focus/2008/0068_1023/thefocus_68.pdf#Page=1

* A short article on how to use thermal she ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [Other] New page suggestion on xansys.org
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1758

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 6:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Other] New page suggestion on xansys.org
Victor,

If someone wants to send me the content, I'll post it on a Resource page.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [PC] Ansys on a Dell laptop
eric.miller

Replies: 21
Views: 12895

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] [PC] Ansys on a Dell laptop
I agree, it is all about the RAM. And go out and get a simple external
USB drive to store stuff on, and keep the internal drive free for
working files. It will be slower but graduate students don't ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Upcoming Conference
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1524

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Upcoming Conference
Dear all,

Just a heads up about a conference coming up November 11-12: The Engineering Simulation Energy Conference (or ESEC) is being held in Houston, Texas.


PADT has decided to attend this year ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Another test
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1475

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:40 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Another test
Please ignore.

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Principal
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Design Technologies
PADT, Inc.
www.padtinc.com <http://ww ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Scaling the size of output plots
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4476

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 6:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] Scaling the size of output plots
Dan,

I always recommend that you use /show,png. This uses the internal
graphics instead of doing a screen grab with /UI
Then you can use all sorts of commands to control your plot, such as
/gfile,12 ...
  Topic: [Xansys] The Archives
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 6445

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:35 pm   Subject: [Xansys] The Archives
The archives use a software tool that is not being maintained and it has
become uber-flakey.
Not sure why threads are not working. That should be fine.
Don't understand the page expiring either. We ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] TEST Message
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1466

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] TEST Message
Another test, please ignore

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  Topic: [Xansys] Ansys Conference Presentations
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2023

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 11:48 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys Conference Presentations
Johan,

I just heard back from the folks at ANSYS, Inc. and they are confirming
what others have said. (They are traveling, hence the late night
e-mail). Those of you who attended should get some inf ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]Update on Conference posted on blog
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1432

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:43 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]Update on Conference posted on blog
I added a quick blurb about the first day to the blog. Good fun and great to meet many of you!

xansys.blogspot.com

Chris W, everyone wants to meet you, you should come next time!

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Mathcad, ANSYS and the Conference
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 4393

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Mathcad, ANSYS and the Conference
Jason can always use some heavy traffic to try out stuff. So I thought I'd throw that in there to generate comments.

Eric
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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Mathcad, ANSYS and the Conference
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 4393

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Mathcad, ANSYS and the Conference
Uffe,

Yes, the existing tool will be our starting point. We hope to add better documentation, examples and forum based support. If all goes well we also will try a version that works directly with ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Mathcad, ANSYS and the Conference
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 4393

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Mathcad, ANSYS and the Conference
PADT just completed the paperwork to become a reseller for the Mathcad
product. We are big fans of Mathcad and have always held that it is a
great tool for the analyst to do things like verification ...
  Topic: [Xansys] ANSYS and RAID 0 - why isn't this easier?
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 8840

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 2:44 pm   Subject: [Xansys] ANSYS and RAID 0 - why isn't this easier?
I'm here... but to be honest I'm about 16 months behind on hardware
right now. Jason has a good feel for these things and what he is
recommending is what we recommend to customers. I'm hoping that 1 ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Conference Update
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 3401

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 1:30 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Conference Update
Paris,

You are of course correct... but I couldn't remember how to spell it and was too lazy to look it up.

I'll bring my camera and try to send updates to the blog (trying to keep up with the 20' ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Conference Update
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 3401

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 19, 2008 10:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Conference Update
Dear all,

I just checked and the registration list for the conference and there are a TON of people signed up (I’d probably get in trouble if I said the number… but it looks good).

There is still ti ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [BLOG] The Blog is Growing
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4594

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 18, 2008 9:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] [BLOG] The Blog is Growing
Kamalakar,

We have added the blog address to the bottom of all XANSYS posts:
xansys.blogspot.com

Right now we are not putting announcements of blog posts on the mailing
list. If it gets r ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [BLOG] The Blog is Growing
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4594

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 15, 2008 8:22 am   Subject: [Xansys] [BLOG] The Blog is Growing
Great idea! Jason will have the forum going soon and we canlist that as well.

See you there
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Eric Miller
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  Topic: [Xansys] [BLOG] The Blog is Growing
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4594

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 14, 2008 10:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] [BLOG] The Blog is Growing
Just wanted to let everyone know that there is more exciting reading on
the blog. Paris Altidis has started a discussion on ABAQUS and ANSYS
and I'm mumbling about the ANSYS, Inc. investor call and a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUCT] Solder Creep Analysis Convergence Issues
eric.miller

Replies: 14
Views: 9103

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUCT] Solder Creep Analysis Convergence Issues
Chris,

It has been a while since I've looked at solder fatigue... but here
goes:

Which ANSYS element are you using? What shape (hex or tet)?

As Steve G. pointed out, your stress levels are not hig ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ADMIN] XANSYS Blog
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2905

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 3:35 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [ADMIN] XANSYS Blog
Dear all,

A week or so ago I created a blog on blogger.com (Google) and hooked it
up to the XANSYS web site. I've invited a couple of people who are
regular contributors to the list to try their han ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] PADT/XANSYS Booth at ANSYS Conference
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 08, 2008 8:06 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] PADT/XANSYS Booth at ANSYS Conference
Dear all,

We just decided at the last minute to get a booth at the conference for
PADT. It has been a while since we did a booth and figure there would
be some new FLUENT and maybe ANSOFT faces ther ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Latest Focus Published
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1484

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Latest Focus Published
Dear all,

Earlier this week we released the latest version of PADT's "The Focus"
This is our almost monthly technical newsletter. If you have not looked
at The Focus in the past, or have n ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ADMIN] procmail test--please ignore
eric.miller

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Views: 6800

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 12:45 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [ADMIN] procmail test--please ignore
Jason is testing here at PADT. Sorry for all the tests but he is
trying to keep nasty pictures of Ms. Jolie away from the sensitive eyes
of the subscribers.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] Deformations under harmonic analysis
eric.miller

Replies: 19
Views: 10366

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 3:06 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Deformations under harmonic analysis
Well, what amazes me about that story is that a guy who knew a
sweatshirt would attenuate the pressure waves convinced a women to get
close enough to him to get her pregnant... :-)

Eric

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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] User Conference
eric.miller

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Views: 1711

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] User Conference
The list has been quite for a while so I thought I'd shoot out some
random reminder, and thought reminding everyone of the upcoming user
conference was a good one.

They've announced the speakers:
Jer ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Turning off useless error messages
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 8:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] Turning off useless error messages
Dan,

Shocked that /nerr doesn't work.

What I do is /out to a junk file.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] Turning off useless error messages
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:49 am   Subject: [Xansys] Turning off useless error messages
Ouch. It works for me, but I probably have permission... Jason and I
will check it out.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] History updated with pictures
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 5332

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] History updated with pictures
Dear all,

A long time list member, Jerome Montgomery, reminded me that there were
pictures floating around the web from the 2000 user conference, the year
that this list really peaked in popularity a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ansys Documentation update?
eric.miller

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Views: 2863

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:28 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys Documentation update?
Dan,

I just looked in the pre-alpha V12 help files and it looks to be fixed
there:

Par
An alphanumeric name used to identify this parameter. Par may be up to
32 characters, beginning with a letter a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT][LIST] 5 Years on Current Server
eric.miller

Replies: 22
Views: 15446

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:22 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT][LIST] 5 Years on Current Server
Both Sheldon and John are doing well, and I suspect both are lurking on
this list.

Sheldon is still one of the most prolific contributors to the ANSYS user
community. Visit ansys.net where you can f ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT][LIST] 5 Years on Current Server
eric.miller

Replies: 22
Views: 15446

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 23, 2008 3:19 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT][LIST] 5 Years on Current Server
Dear List Members,

I just got a reminder last week that XANSYS has been chugging a way in a
closet at PADT now for 5 years!

We have certainly enjoyed hosting it and participating in all the
discussi ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT} List hits 1/3rd of 10,000
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1468

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 12, 2008 7:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT} List hits 1/3rd of 10,000
I noticed this morning that XANSYS has grown to another numerical
milestone: 3334 members. So that is just over 1/3 of 10,000!
There must be some magic in that.

Great topics the last couple of days ...
  Topic: [Xansys] laptop crash with large problem
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 02, 2008 7:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] laptop crash with large problem
Kurt,

I agree that a larger page file is the first thing you should try.

You may also want to make sure you are using the same exact versions of
ANSYS. Maybe the laptop is running a 32bit version a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [PC]The conflict between ANSYS/Structural and Eta/D
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 3742

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 30, 2008 8:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] [PC]The conflict between ANSYS/Structural and Eta/D
Aries,

I think you should try setting LSTC_LICENSE to BOTH

From somewhere in the LSTC docs (found it online):

LSTC_LICENSE: Defines the LSTC license method.
The default license file type ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC]Confusing about VT Accelerator
eric.miller

Replies: 2
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 21, 2008 9:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC]Confusing about VT Accelerator
Aries,

The speed up from VT is highly problem dependent based on how "predictable" the convergence "pattern" is. As Krishna points out there is overhead involved in doing the VT ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Processors & Cores
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2273

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 20, 2008 6:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Processors & Cores
John,

It is as you assume: 2 processes means two cores. What we always
recommend is that people contact their ANSYS Channel partner (or if they
are not lucky enough to have a channel partner, their ...
  Topic: [Xansys] acoustic of a moving media
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2194

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 12:30 pm   Subject: [Xansys] acoustic of a moving media
Al,

I'm thinking that your only real option is going to be a time-domain
simulation in CFX.

Unless someone knows of an acoustic code out there that allows you to
specify the relative "bulk" ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] 2008 International ANSYS Conference Registrati
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1474

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 19, 2008 8:06 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] 2008 International ANSYS Conference Registrati
Dear all,

I sent a brief note earlier letting everyone know that registration is
now open. I've gone back and actually look at the registration and
noticed that there is a substantial discount for t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to launch ansys in the background
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 5302

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 15, 2008 8:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to launch ansys in the background
Yingjun,

I'm no DOS scripting expert... But let me dabble:

When I simply do:
H:\>start /min ansys110 -b -i t.1 -o t.2 pause

I've defined the location of my ANSYS executable in my PATH.

It work ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Conference Registration Available
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1532

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 14, 2008 3:58 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Conference Registration Available
Guys,

Just noticed this afternoon that the registration for the User
Conference is now live:
http://www.ansys.com/events/conference2008/register

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] test please ignore
eric.miller

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Views: 4775

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 4:12 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] test please ignore
Paris,

We are going to hit 100 F this week. Yipee!!!!

Nothing to share on 12 probably till the User Conference. Don't want to
steel anyone's thunder. Besides, ANSYS, Inc. my buy someone else by
t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] test please ignore
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 4775

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 12, 2008 8:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] test please ignore
In the immortal words of Alice Cooper:

Schools out for Summer!!!!

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [HARDWARE] Remanufactured Altix Machines
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 09, 2008 9:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] [HARDWARE] Remanufactured Altix Machines
Guys,

I just got a spam from the folks at SGI and they have a bunch of
refurbed altix hardware for sale.
Don't know if anyone is looking for a cluster on the cheap, but they
have a 64 node/128GB syst ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 64 of PADT's "The Focus"
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1525

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 9:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 64 of PADT's "The Focus"
Dear all,

This year has, so far, been a busy one for training and consulting at PADT.  In between trips to far off corners of the US and bloody fights over usage of our cluster for CFD runs, our engi ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [XANSYS] [WB] Workbench/MathCad Interface?
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2856

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] [XANSYS] [WB] Workbench/MathCad Interface?
Uffe,

There should be a file called:
Mathcad 14 integration to Ansys Workbench 11.doc

In the zip file. I've pasted the text below in case you can't find it.

To the group in general: Anyone out th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Last day for abstracts for the 2008 ANSYS Conf
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1491

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Last day for abstracts for the 2008 ANSYS Conf
Dear all,

Just a little reminder that today is the last day to submit abstracts for the conference.

http://www.ansys.com/events/conference2008/fabstract.htm

No obligation necessary, but if you are ...
  Topic: [Xansys] FW: [STRUC] | [APDL] Custom Stress Plots-FatigueAna
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 2206

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:57 pm   Subject: [Xansys] FW: [STRUC] | [APDL] Custom Stress Plots-FatigueAna
I think a lot of people did. We were tweaking stuff so some made it, some didn't.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] FW: [STRUC] | [APDL] Custom Stress Plots - FatigueA
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:50 pm   Subject: [Xansys] FW: [STRUC] | [APDL] Custom Stress Plots - FatigueA
This one as well.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] FW: [STRUC] | [APDL] Custom Stress Plots - FatigueA
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 4274

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 3:50 pm   Subject: [Xansys] FW: [STRUC] | [APDL] Custom Stress Plots - FatigueA
This response got lost somehow yesterday.


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  Topic: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Should we allow attachments?
eric.miller

Replies: 32
Views: 25397

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:17 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Should we allow attachments?
You know, it really ticks me off when I'm trying to catch up on my
Telenovela's and I have to wait for the player to buffer right in the
middle of where Maria tells Franco that she is leaving him for ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Should we allow attachments?
eric.miller

Replies: 32
Views: 25397

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Should we allow attachments?
Phillip,

You are right, and you have made me feel old. PNG started as an answer to Unisys saying that they owned the compression in GIF and so someone wrote a similar format that was better and didn' ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Should we allow attachments?
eric.miller

Replies: 32
Views: 25397

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Should we allow attachments?
Dear all,

Another thing to note: ANSYS does not use the full color of a JPEG or a tiff. It only does 256 colors which is what a PNG file maxes out at. JPEG is "lossy" and those little art ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Why there are so few New Grads who want to doS
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 4121

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:11 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Why there are so few New Grads who want to doS
Hey, my office is not in the corner!

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Why there are so few New Gradswhowantto doSimu
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:00 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Why there are so few New Gradswhowantto doSimu
Dear all,

Thanks, this has been a good discussion. For most of you the day is
coming to an end, but feel free to chip in more if you have some final
thoughts. It has also helped us exercise the new ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Update
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1310

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Update
Dear all,

Well, we have tweaked a few more things. Still looking good but there has been no traffic so there is no way to tell yet.

Also, please check out a new page: http://www.xansys.org/history. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] how to search past posting in new site
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 7:48 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] how to search past posting in new site
That is the default archive and it should go away tomorrow. We didn't get lurker running before we had to go home.
Sorry but no search tonight.

Eric
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Xcuse the brvity, se ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ADMIN] New Categories (and another test)
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 4:07 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [ADMIN] New Categories (and another test)
Fern,

No, the FAW has been there for a while, just reformatted for the new
page. Not sure anyone reads it much...
I'd love it if someone added to it.

By the way, that speed test took about 2 minute ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Speed Test: 3:43 PM
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:44 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [ADMIN] Speed Test: 3:43 PM
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  Topic: [Xansys] [ADMIN] New Categories (and another test)
eric.miller

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Views: 3219

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:33 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [ADMIN] New Categories (and another test)
Dear all,

If you read the rules (which you should all do) you will notice that the
category labels have been updated based on input from Martin and PADT
folks.

http://www.xansys.org/rules.html

Plea ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST]IMPORTANT!!!! LIST WILL BE MOVING TODAY, SE
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 11:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST]IMPORTANT!!!! LIST WILL BE MOVING TODAY, SE
Dear all,

It is with much fear and trepidation that we will be turning off the old reliable (if slow and spam filled) xansys and putting the new server on line. We have loaded it up with all sorts o ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB11][Script] Any kind of manuals for WB scripts!
eric.miller

Replies: 2
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 8:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB11][Script] Any kind of manuals for WB scripts!
Guys,

For Workbench scripting the files listed below are all you have right now. I recommend that if you have needs/questions, you post on the Workbench forum on the Customer Portal. That is kind o ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Heads up on XANSYS being rebuilt
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2476

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 10, 2008 10:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Heads up on XANSYS being rebuilt
Dear all,

Our guys have been working on building a new XANSYS server over the past couple of weeks and things are getting close. Most of what is on this current server is very old (2-5 years) so it ...
  Topic: [Xansys] RTFM: was (HIGH NITRILE BUTADIENE RUBBER)
eric.miller

Replies: 27
Views: 18732

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 12:50 pm   Subject: [Xansys] RTFM: was (HIGH NITRILE BUTADIENE RUBBER)
Dear all

The current server just doesn't handle the up to date spam filtering. We are putting a new server together on a spare box with all new versions of OS and tools. I have been putting this of ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Trying out new Spam Filters - LIST MAY BE U
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1318

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Trying out new Spam Filters - LIST MAY BE U
I did some research from the hotel last night and I think we are going to try a program called SpamStripper. It appears to be the sort of "up-front" blocker that we need for the list server ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] linux spam filters
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1364

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:52 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] linux spam filters
Any recommendations for linux servers? Spam assassin is not cutting it. I'm on the road but can have folks try things out on the server.

Eric
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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS to Acquire Ansoft
eric.miller

Replies: 10
Views: 5792

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 9:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS to Acquire Ansoft
Guys,

Looking at ANSYS, Inc's long-term strategy, this looks like a very good
move. I think ANSOFT was on the verge of making a big impact in the EE
world with some of their circuit simulation tools ...
  Topic: [Xansys] RTFM: was (HIGH NITRILE BUTADIENE RUBBER)
eric.miller

Replies: 27
Views: 18732

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 2:44 pm   Subject: [Xansys] RTFM: was (HIGH NITRILE BUTADIENE RUBBER)
Well, one could read this manual:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fishing

:-)

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] RTFM: was (HIGH NITRILE BUTADIENE RUBBER)
eric.miller

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Views: 18732

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 1:35 pm   Subject: [Xansys] RTFM: was (HIGH NITRILE BUTADIENE RUBBER)
Dear all,

Maybe it needs to be stated more clearly on the web site, but when this
discussion group was re-founded it was decided that it would be a group
for people who approach problem solving in a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS to Acquire Ansoft
eric.miller

Replies: 10
Views: 5792

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:25 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS to Acquire Ansoft
I've been trying to think of some witty bit to add to this, but I'm still in shock:

http://www.ansoft.com/news/press_release/080331.cfm

Those of us who sell and support ANSYS have wanted to see this ...
  Topic: [Xansys] HIGH NITRILE BUTADIENE RUBBER
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 4499

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] HIGH NITRILE BUTADIENE RUBBER
Dear "I have no idea who you are or where you are from"

Everything you need to know is in the manual.

Eric "Doesn't anyone look in the manual first anymore or has lousy
documentation ...
  Topic: R: [Xansys] [OTHER] article quality pictures
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4746

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 3:41 pm   Subject: R: [Xansys] [OTHER] article quality pictures
Shakhrukh,

Never missing an opportunity to plug "The Focus" (PADT's leading publication for ANSYS Users around the world) I'll include a link to an article we did a while back on getting hi ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Anybody heard of Pacific West Consulting?
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 2587

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:19 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Anybody heard of Pacific West Consulting?
Funnier yet (well, I honestly don't see the humor either) but the
Pacific West Consulting I've heard of is a temp employee outfit from
Western Canada...

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] How many processor cores will be supported by Ansys
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:17 pm   Subject: [Xansys] How many processor cores will be supported by Ansys
Peter,

There is currently no plan to change the parallel licensing at 12.0.
2 processors, SMP or distributed come with the software, additional
cores will cost more.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] 2008 International ANSYS Conference Dates
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] 2008 International ANSYS Conference Dates
Dear all,

I said I would give a heads up when more info is available.

More information is available. The website is up:

http://www.ansys.com/events/conference2008/index.htm

At the site you can:
...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] 2008 International ANSYS Conference Dates
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2413

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] 2008 International ANSYS Conference Dates
Dear all,

A while back a couple of people were asking about this years conference.
I just got an e-mail Friday that the contract has been signed with the convention center so they can release the d ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] Bringing mesh data into Workbench Simulation
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 3936

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:52 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Bringing mesh data into Workbench Simulation
Martin,

This is the method (Mesh->FE modeler->build geometry->Simulation) being
used through V12 of simulation. FE Modeler will create faceted geometry
that Simulation will recognize. We d ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC]Import ACAD file
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 4241

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 03, 2008 11:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC]Import ACAD file
Diogo,

I would save as IGES and try that. Make sure when you create your file in AutoCAD that you tell it to save curves.
By default, most CAD packagers only write solids.

Unfortunately we no longe ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Bearing modelling
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 2804

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] Bearing modelling
Rajkumar: Please read the netiquette. Your posting breaks most of the
rules.

Then read the manual on rotordynamics. Your question is vague and ill
posed, but if you are doing rotordynamics of a sy ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] 19th Annual HP CAE Symposium
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1434

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 11:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] 19th Annual HP CAE Symposium
Dear all,

Just wanted to let everyone know about this upcoming event in Southern
California. Sponsored by HP, it is a significant gathering of people do
all types of mechanical and fluids simulation ...
  Topic: [Xansys] ANSYS 10.0 Memory Mangement
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 4182

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] ANSYS 10.0 Memory Mangement
Samer,

Are you using the -lm option when you start ANSYS? Check out the
Operations Guide, 3.1 for more info.
If you are using the launcher, you will need to specify -lm into
Additional Parameters.

...
  Topic: [Xansys][STRUC]Rezoning Error
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1585

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:53 am   Subject: [Xansys][STRUC]Rezoning Error
B,

First off, I think people need to reread the netiquette rules for this
list. For whatever reason typing without proper capitalization and
punctuation really ticks off the long-time members of thi ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Regarding wave propagation problem
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 3313

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2008 7:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] Regarding wave propagation problem
Srikumar,

The answer to all your questions is Yes. But I think a better answer
would be RTFM. These are very fundamental questions that are addressed
in the manuals.

Studying the manual very clos ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Vortex shedding in ansys?
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1800

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 6:03 am   Subject: [Xansys] Vortex shedding in ansys?
Sumith,

Yes. Not something you can convey in a forum. Kind of like asking "do you know how to do stress analysis in ANSYS"

Use ANSYS CFX or FLUENT, I can't remember which is the prefer ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] *voper,,,gath command does not loop correctl
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 3431

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] *voper,,,gath command does not loop correctl
Dear all,

I just heard that this is resolved in V12.

Eric

PS: There is no official release date for V12, but prerelease is
expected in the summer with release in the Fall.



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  Topic: [Xansys] version 11 changes, professional crashes
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 6327

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:18 pm   Subject: [Xansys] version 11 changes, professional crashes
Paris,

No official word yet. Sorry.

They are working very very very hard on it. Lots of new stuff in ANSYS
but also a lot of integration with CFX and FLUENT.

Wish I could say more.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] version 11 changes, professional crashes
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 6327

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2008 10:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] version 11 changes, professional crashes
Jeroen,

Are you using SP1 for 11.0? Some of these issue were fixed in SP1.

There is no conspiracy to get people to move to more expensive modules.
It is just that the licensing is VERY complex for ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Is Pittsburgh Based ANSYS World Users ConferenceDi
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1314

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 10:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] Is Pittsburgh Based ANSYS World Users ConferenceDi
Dear all,

Those of us in the sales channel have had similar questions.

What we do know is that things are not firmed up yet, but it looks like late August in Pittsburgh.


Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] A comment from a new commer
eric.miller

Replies: 12
Views: 5165

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] A comment from a new commer
When I started using ANSYS, we used to have a running joke in the
Modeling and Analysis group: "I Found a Major Bug in ANSYS"
This was a joke because most of us were learning ANSYS and FEA f ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Is Pittsburgh Based ANSYS World Users Conference Di
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1283

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2008 7:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] Is Pittsburgh Based ANSYS World Users Conference Di
They are working on a date.

Stay tuned.

Eric
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Pls xcus the brevity, composed on my blackberry
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  Topic: [Xansys] Commercial question
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1481

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:54 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Commercial question
You can only purchase in the country you are going to run it in.

Everyone. Please do not respond to this email with your prices. Pricing is confidential ANSYS information.

I will remove this ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [PC] Remote login to Win-XP
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 2808

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:34 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [PC] Remote login to Win-XP
Peter,

Are they HP machines? HP has a really nice product called Remote Graphics. Very fast remote access to windows machines. I don't believe it will work on non-HP hardware.

Another option... ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [GNRL] Problems with version 11 sp1
eric.miller

Replies: 19
Views: 7668

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 18, 2008 8:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] [GNRL] Problems with version 11 sp1
Guys,

<soapbox>
Many key people at ANSYS, Inc. do watch this list. But all they do is
get input. A problem like this must go through tech support so they can
track it and look for common thre ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Low volume, so this is a test
eric.miller

Replies: 14
Views: 5982

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Low volume, so this is a test
Dear all,

Everything looks fine on the server but for whatever reason there has been no traffic today on XANSYS. So I'm sending this test and I'll watch it bubble through the server.

Hopefully, eve ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] Hex-Dominant Meshing not possible
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 4214

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2008 9:33 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Hex-Dominant Meshing not possible
Arne,

I'll second Krishna's comments. Hex dominant meshing is not Hex meshing.
What it does is quad mesh the surface, grow hexes inward as far as they can go, then fill in the hole in the middle w ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ansys Customization- VB/Tcl
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2663

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2008 7:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys Customization- VB/Tcl
P.,

Well, that depends. ANSYS customization is a big topic. Many people
write VB, C++, Python or other programs that create ANSYS batch input
files.

A good rule of thumb is:

Want to create a cu ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]Best Holiday Wishes from PADT
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1327

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]Best Holiday Wishes from PADT
Dear all,

Just wanted to wish everyone around the world Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New Year. We here have once again enjoyed spending a year with this on-line community. Over 3000 memb ...
  Topic: [Xansys] how to run ansys with batch file?
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 6866

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] how to run ansys with batch file?
Lamyaa,

A well informed source just suggested that I suggest you put ""'s around
the C:\Program Files\Ansys Inc\V100\ANSYS\bin\intel\ansys100
DOS don't like spaces.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 61 of PADT's "The Focus"
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1305

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2007 12:08 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 61 of PADT's "The Focus"
Dear all,

Just a quick note to let you know that we just finished the 61st
addition of PADT's almost monthly technical newsletter: The Focus.
You can find it at:
http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/focus/20 ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Unappropriate Contact FW: help
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1788

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] Unappropriate Contact FW: help
Edmund,

Wow, I'm speechless. He is not a member.
But his domain, 163.com looks like a Chinese yahoo type service. So
Martin may decide to ban the others on the list from that domain.

For this guy, ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] John Swanson Honored
eric.miller

Replies: 20
Views: 7756

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] John Swanson Honored
Guys, I don't know. I think this is one of those "every generation thinks the previous generation is lazy things." When I started using ANSYS 21 years ago, I wrote a bunch of FORTRAN code ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Ansys Classic random KP to Area modelling
eric.miller

Replies: 12
Views: 6647

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 3:30 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Ansys Classic random KP to Area modelling
We have seen many people do well with SimpleWare.
They are oriented towards data from imaging hardware, but might be a good fit for what you need.

Also, there is some capability in ICEM CFD, and ANSY ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [Hard Drives] SAS vs SATA
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 3508

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Hard Drives] SAS vs SATA
Monte,

We have consistently found that SATA is the same or faster if you do a
RAID(0). This is especially true if you RAID(0) on 4 drives. This may
be less true with future releases of ANSYS if they ...
  Topic: [Xansys][PostProcessing] Load case combinations
eric.miller

Replies: 37
Views: 35141

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 3:10 pm   Subject: [Xansys][PostProcessing] Load case combinations
Guys,

We wrote an article on this some time ago:
http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/focus/common/focus.asp?I=35&P=article1.htm

it explains most of the issues people are discussing.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] work environments
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 5087

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 5:26 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] work environments
Paul,

What an interesting topic. Lots of ways to look at this.

Here are some of my "must haves:"

1: Table top with rounded corners. Sharp corners dig into your arms and
cause you to lif ...
  Topic: [XANSYS][STRU] Nice guys... (Former: Natural frequency of a
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1567

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:52 am   Subject: [XANSYS][STRU] Nice guys... (Former: Natural frequency of a
Did I mention how sick I am of this topic.

*get,h1,heat,,kitchen,max
hTolMax = 134 ! Max tolerable heat, F

*if,h1,gt,hTolMax,then
*exit
*endif

On a lighter note I got this from one of my Dad's f ...
  Topic: [XANSYS][STRU] Nice guys... (Former: Natural frequency of a
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1714

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:29 am   Subject: [XANSYS][STRU] Nice guys... (Former: Natural frequency of a
OK guys, let's stop now. The one thing I'm most proud of on this list
is we don't get into arguments about stuff very often. Enough is
enough. If you want to argue about this, look at the archive. T ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Displacement volume of a circular shape
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 3113

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:22 am   Subject: [Xansys] Displacement volume of a circular shape
Abhijit,

Sounds like Newton made this problem up. This is integration at its
most basic.

I'm hoping the question isn't about what information/process you need to
get the answer but rather how to ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 60 of The Focus - Acoustics, Incore Solv
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1760

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 4:48 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 60 of The Focus - Acoustics, Incore Solv
Oh, my, that one wins an award: Major typo and bad link:

Should say: Just a little note...

Link:
http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/focus/2007/0060_1109/TheFocus_60.pdf

I really should read what I post. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 60 of The Focus - Acoustics, Incore Sol
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1394

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:41 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 60 of The Focus - Acoustics, Incore Sol
Dear all,

Just a little not to let you know that we just published the 60th issue of PADT's The Focus newsletter.

http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/focus/2007/0060_1109/TheFocus_60.pd

This issue has som ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]TEST
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1368

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2007 5:24 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]TEST
Not a lot going on, just checking to see if I need to reboot something.

Eric


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Eric Miller
Principal
Director Analysis & ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER]: JOB OPPORTUNITY
eric.miller

Replies: 27
Views: 11219

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 8:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER]: JOB OPPORTUNITY
I've tried to stay out of this one... But just can't resist.

I have no idea where you guys get your salary expectations from. Must
be sub-contract big-money industries (oil?) in high dollar communi ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Interesting Benchmark on new Quad Core Chips
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1237

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:35 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Interesting Benchmark on new Quad Core Chips
Guys,

Our IT guy found this great benchmark on the new Quad cores
http://www.hardware.info/en-US/articles/amdnZWppZGWa/New_quad_core_server_CPUs_AMD_Barcelona_vs_Intel_Harpertown/

I'm trying to get ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [JOB]CFD Position in Phoenix AZ
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1245

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:17 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [JOB]CFD Position in Phoenix AZ
Dear all,

One of our customers is looking to increase their staff. They are expanding in the US and are looking for experienced and hard working CFD people who want to help them grow their team in A ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER]Suggestion to XANSYS!
eric.miller

Replies: 14
Views: 6574

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 6:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER]Suggestion to XANSYS!
All,

I have been following this. If you have been on the list of the while
you will know that my philosophy with regards to maintenance is pretty
basic: Keep it simple, don't muck with it unless so ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] was: STRUC-how to model support boundarycondit
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1488

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] was: STRUC-how to model support boundarycondit
OK, it's Friday so I'll add my $0.02:

The response to not-so-great posts on this list has been getting better
and better over time. It has been under Martin's watchful eye that we
have moved away f ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Catching zero/small pivoting situation in APDL
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 5295

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] Catching zero/small pivoting situation in APDL
Jurgen,

This info is not stored in the result file, and might get purged from memory when you do a /finish. You can run it right after the solve finishes before the /finish and it should work...

A ...
  Topic: [Xansys] IGES Model
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2536

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 11:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] IGES Model
Curtis,

I don't believe that IGES supports contours. What exactly do you want
to do with the data?

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] Catching zero/small pivoting situation in APDL
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 5295

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] Catching zero/small pivoting situation in APDL
Shen-Yen,

Good to hear from you. Glad the new endeavor is doing well.

I think you are going to have to somehow parse the *.err or *.out file
from your run for the error.
I'm thinking some sort of Py ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [Other] Experience with HPC licenses.
eric.miller

Replies: 10
Views: 5277

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2007 7:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Other] Experience with HPC licenses.
Guys,

We've done some limited testing here. The problem we face is that our
CFD guys are always hogging the processors!!!!!

At some point we need to do something more scientific.

Some observat ...
  Topic: [Xansys] WB - # of CPU's for prep and post
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 2982

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2007 10:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] WB - # of CPU's for prep and post
Irene,

At this time, I'm not aware of any part of Workbench that is parallel.
There is some work going on with regards to making meshing parallel, but
nothing yet.

For your jscript request, you may ...
  Topic: [Xansys] WB - Early Termination
eric.miller

Replies: 14
Views: 10584

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 1:27 pm   Subject: [Xansys] WB - Early Termination
Mike,

Bummer. There was a time where I might have known what unit 3 was...
But that time is gone.
It could be a "virtual" file now and you could be running out of memory.
Did you try run ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 59 of The Focus - Rigid Surfaces, CMS Tr
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1562

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 59 of The Focus - Rigid Surfaces, CMS Tr
Dear all,

Just a quick note that Issue 59 of PADT's "The Focus" is now available for download. If you subscribed to it
http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/manage
You wouldn't have to wait for the ...
  Topic: [Xansys] WB - Early Termination
eric.miller

Replies: 14
Views: 10584

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] WB - Early Termination
Michael,

I'm going to assume you checked your drive and made sure that it wasn't
full.

Also, make sure you know where you are solving. It may not be where you
think and it may be trying to run on y ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 64 Bit Revisited...
eric.miller

Replies: 14
Views: 5503

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] 64 Bit Revisited...
We have 2 or 3 XP64 boxes on our network, the rest are XP32. No
problems.
Some stuff doesn't work on XP64 (insert Microsoft curse here) but most
things work fine.
The thing to watch out for are drive ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Is there any way to see the results on expanded mod
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1213

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] Is there any way to see the results on expanded mod
Aadith,

I think this is only possible right now through APDL code where you
create the plots in ANSYS and bring them back to workbench.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] Running a Custom Ansys.exe from Workbench and CFX
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 5574

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:53 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Running a Custom Ansys.exe from Workbench and CFX
Arg, always dropping letters these days... Wish I could blame my
keyboard:

Please not
Should be
Please note

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] Running a Custom Ansys.exe from Workbench and CFX
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 5574

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 1:28 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Running a Custom Ansys.exe from Workbench and CFX
Doug,

Someone within ANSYS, Inc. suggested the following. Please not this is
completely untested and un-supported and a USE AT YOUR OWN RISK
suggestion:

The user may set the ANSYS installation dir ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Running a Custom Ansys.exe from Workbench and CFX
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 5574

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 8:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] Running a Custom Ansys.exe from Workbench and CFX
Doug,

I'd call your tech support provider on this one. I seem to remember a
discussion about this but I can find nothing in the manual on it.

You may also want to try the Workbench community on the ...
  Topic: [XANSYS] Workbench via Remote Desktop (and more...)
eric.miller

Replies: 10
Views: 7751

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 9:37 am   Subject: [XANSYS] Workbench via Remote Desktop (and more...)
Lee,

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to plug something:

Jason Krantz here wrote a nice article in PADT's "The Focus" that is
helpful when setting up RSM for use with SSH in 11.0:

...
  Topic: [XANSYS] Workbench via Remote Desktop (and more...)
eric.miller

Replies: 10
Views: 7751

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 13, 2007 6:58 am   Subject: [XANSYS] Workbench via Remote Desktop (and more...)
Uffe,

The real issue as I see it is that ANSYS has a very old graphics display
library and Workbench uses a much more modern and faster one. The win32
option renders in software then display a singl ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] Improvement of drop down selection boxes
eric.miller

Replies: 18
Views: 6637

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:22 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Improvement of drop down selection boxes
Could not resist:

12 Step Program for Workbench Addicts
1. We admitted we were powerless over Workbench-that our projects
had become unmanageable.
2. Came to believe that a developer greater than our ...
  Topic: [Xansys] System test
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2417

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 7:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] System test
Ronnie,

Thanks, I was starting to worry because the server is in good shape but
there has been no traffic. Seems like everyone is out of school for the
summer or out of the office on vacation.

Ma ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 3rd Party CAD integration
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 6462

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] 3rd Party CAD integration
Bram,

I wrote a response to this, read it, and decided I am so emotional about
this subject that any response would be counterproductive and probably
unfair to CATIA. Plus, if in the noise and babbl ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Explicit Analysis
eric.miller

Replies: 13
Views: 7471

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 11:14 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Explicit Analysis
Lee,

Tough situation. I don't think AUTODYN would be appropriate for that type of flow, especially if you are designing your impellers with it.
Now one other option you may want to look at is FloWi ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Explicit Analysis
eric.miller

Replies: 13
Views: 7471

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 9:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] Explicit Analysis
Well, would you except: you get what you pay for?

Honestly, LSTC (the folks who write and sell LS-DYNA) have a lot of seats out there, the owner feels they make enough money already, so he sells it ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 3rd Party CAD integration
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 6462

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 9:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] 3rd Party CAD integration
Sorry, I did that on the very crowded long-term parking bus on the way to the terminal... bad idea. Since PHX is nice enough to give us free wi-fi and my flight is delayed, let me try again:

I'm a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 3rd Party CAD integration
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 6462

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 31, 2007 8:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] 3rd Party CAD integration
I always revomend solid edge. But solid works is just as capable and the same price. With workbench you get full asociativity with either.

Pro/e, inventor, and NX also update with workbench just ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Explicit Analysis
eric.miller

Replies: 13
Views: 7471

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 30, 2007 2:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Explicit Analysis
Hrusha,

Both AUTODYN and LS-DYNA can handle this problem explicitly, with the sloshing, without any gymnastics. AUTODYN tends to be better at the fluid-solid thing, but like everything it depends on ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Checking the List and its Friday and its Towel
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1466

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 9:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Checking the List and its Friday and its Towel
Dear all,

The server looked funny, so I thought I'd send out a test. I have no
useful ANSYS information to share, so I thought I would point out that
it is "Towel Day"

http://en.wikipedia ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Viewing ANSYS result file into ABAQUS
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 7406

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 8:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Viewing ANSYS result file into ABAQUS
Aadith,

Some. I really can't give you any good feedback on what is or is not
supported. The feature is there but we have never had to use it because
we got the Arizona legislature to hide a rider i ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Viewing ANSYS result file into ABAQUS
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 7406

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 7:28 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Viewing ANSYS result file into ABAQUS
Aadith,

Although what you are trying to do is considered heresy and may lead to
sterility (I'm joking, about the heresy part). Just curious, why
post-process in ABAQUS? It is not a known strength o ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] The Focus 57 is Out
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1233

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 5:06 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] The Focus 57 is Out
Dear all,

We are getting back on schedule. Issue 57 of The Focus is out only a little late. We are continuing our focus on stuff in V11:

* This One Goes to 11: Part 2 - Design Modeler & Simul ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Very little activity, so a Test
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1187

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 15, 2007 9:07 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Very little activity, so a Test
Sorry everyone, just seeing if things are running OK

Eric


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Principal
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  Topic: [Xansys] Hardware/OS (Vista) Question - Video card issue
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 3750

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 07, 2007 7:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] Hardware/OS (Vista) Question - Video card issue
Try backing off one or two levels on hardware acceleration. In general ATI does not support opengl well. Something to do with back planes.

Eric
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  Topic: [Xansys] [PC] Multi-user accounting on XP Professional (64-b
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 4808

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 03, 2007 9:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] [PC] Multi-user accounting on XP Professional (64-b
David,

Let me begin by expressing my deepest sympathies...

Actually, we have a "philosophy" around here that I try and ram down
everyone's throat:
It is better to know the tools you have i ...
  Topic: [Xansys] "New and improved" meshing in WorkBench 1
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 3361

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 01, 2007 8:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] "New and improved" meshing in WorkBench 1
Guys,

I hate to recommend using something other than XANSYS.... But if you
would like some feedback from the developers hop on over to the
Workbench Community on the ANSYS Customer Portal

http://ww ...
  Topic: [XANSYS] Analysis-by-Mail
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 4750

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:40 am   Subject: [XANSYS] Analysis-by-Mail
Uffe,

I think I also remember that discussion. Since then we've seen a couple
of people implement several remote solve solutions.

Let me throw a couple of ideas out there for you to ponder:

1: E-M ...
  Topic: [xansys] windows vista?
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 1846

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:25 pm   Subject: [xansys] windows vista?
Ibrahim,

You have violated a bunch of requirements to use this list, please view
the Rules page before posting again:
http://www.xansys.org/rules.html

At a minimum, you must give your full name and ...
  Topic: [Xansys] UPF and -lm (Large Memory executable)
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1856

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 6:09 am   Subject: [Xansys] UPF and -lm (Large Memory executable)
Manfred,

Have your Channel Partner contact tech support at ANSYS HQ. That will bubble up to development and they may be able to help you.
I think the -lm option tells whatever ANSYS you are running ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] SolidWorks Learning Curve
eric.miller

Replies: 18
Views: 7362

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] SolidWorks Learning Curve
Since I have nothing technical to contribute lately (long story, family death, HR tasks at PADT, etc...) I thought I'd stir up the pot a bit and share something that we here at PADT found hilarious. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Rigid Dynamics (Mechanism)
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2260

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 7:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] Rigid Dynamics (Mechanism)
Sigurd,

This type of relationship is actually not a "joint." A joint is
connection between two fixed points, each on a body, that have certain
degrees of freedom fixed relative to each oth ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] North America Users Group
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2198

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:51 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] North America Users Group
Steve,

They will put what they can on the customer portal. Unfortunately, most
companies give permission to present material but no permission to
publish, so only a few user presentations here and t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] North America Users Group
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2198

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:56 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] North America Users Group
Dear all,

Last week 4 of us from PADT went to the North American ANSYS Regional User Conference for the west in San Diego and I wanted to let everyone know how much we got out of it. As usually, the ...
  Topic: [Xansys][LIST] Date error (was: 3D CONTACT-status far open b
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2170

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:18 am   Subject: [Xansys][LIST] Date error (was: 3D CONTACT-status far open b
Sorry All,
Last night the XANSYS machine reset its clock to 1985. Caused a bit of
an issue with a few of you, to say the least. I don't know why.

I have not upgraded the server and software because ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Another Friendly Reminder about the Meeting i
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 2164

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2007 5:12 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Another Friendly Reminder about the Meeting i
Dear all,

My little outlook task reminder just popped up and said it was time to remind everyone about the upcoming meeting in California:

2007 Regional ANSYS Users Conference: California
is an ex ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [test]
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1159

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2007 5:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] [test]
Ijust seeing if things are OK

Eric
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Pls xcus the brevity, composed on my blackberry
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Eric Mil ...
  Topic: [XANSYS] Substructuring
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2164

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 5:48 pm   Subject: [XANSYS] Substructuring
It has been years and I'm no where near a laptop. But here goes.

Get the deflections at the masters from the LC combination

Make a use pass where you have your substructure element only and ap ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] The Focus, Issue 55
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1283

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] The Focus, Issue 55
Dear all,

A little late again, but worth the wait, Issue 55 of The Focus was published yesterday. For those of you who don't know about The Focus (which is hard to believe the way we shove it down e ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUCT] Lifting a structure
eric.miller

Replies: 29
Views: 15553

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 2:03 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUCT] Lifting a structure
Lee,

I think so, or some modified version there of. My linear algebra has
faded from my brain, and never left a good impression in the first
place.
15.9 in the theory manual explains a bit more of i ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUCT] Lifting a structure
eric.miller

Replies: 29
Views: 15553

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:02 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUCT] Lifting a structure
Philippe,

I think if you run it in the older frontal solver (EQSLV,FRONT) it will
still crash. The newer solvers handle it better and only barf if you
get a large motion, and they should handle it g ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [List]Test of List from Eric
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 2806

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 7:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] [List]Test of List from Eric
Murphy sure seems to play an important role in these things. Whenever we take time off or I'm traveling, things break.
Fortunately the Hilton Garden Inn has a nice and cozy fireplace in the lobby A ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [List]Test of List from Eric
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 2806

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] [List]Test of List from Eric
Sorry guys, another test here. Seems our connection got a little fershizled over the three day weekend.
I think things are back to normal, but I wanted to test and see.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] Abnormal termination of ANSYS
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2274

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] Abnormal termination of ANSYS
Dear all:

Just a note to everyone about this type of program termination:

It is very important that you contact your technical support when you
have terminations like this. I agree with Todd that i ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] California ANSYS Conference Series Agenda Rele
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1526

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 1:48 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] California ANSYS Conference Series Agenda Rele
You know, I just put those typos in there to see if anyone actually reads my postings...

OK: We are definitely going now, with only a tinge of defiance.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] California ANSYS Conference Series Agenda Rel
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1161

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] California ANSYS Conference Series Agenda Rel
FYI: They just solidified things for the 2007 ANSYS U.S. Regional Conference Series: California

April 3-5 2007
San Diego Marriot Hotel & Marina
San Diego, CA

Lots of people have signed up for th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Other: Increasing font size of Post26 axis
eric.miller

Replies: 10
Views: 7933

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 7:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] Other: Increasing font size of Post26 axis
Emma,

Have you tried /gropt,axnsc,1.5
Check out the /gropt command for more fun ways to tweak you graphs.

Seems like graph commands are a little weird in that the font is fixed
at 11.0 points and yo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Job Openings at PADT
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1343

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 10:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Job Openings at PADT
Dear all,

Funny how you always grow in spurts! Three unrelated needs for new people bubbled to the top so I though I'd share them here with you all to see if anyone is interested or if you knew of s ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT: Acoustics
eric.miller

Replies: 16
Views: 5566

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 9:05 am   Subject: [Xansys] OT: Acoustics
"Sounds" like a good career move...

Sorry couldn't resist a pun on Friday.

Eric


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Principal
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  Topic: [Xansys] [SYSTEM] Remote connection to Linux box 3D device f
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2208

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 09, 2007 6:30 am   Subject: [Xansys] [SYSTEM] Remote connection to Linux box 3D device f
Bram and all,

I'm running about 1 week behind schedule, so I'm jumping in late here.

Sounds like you are doing good with the VNC products that have been
suggested.

Here at PADT we use CYGWIN. It i ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Can't 'Reply' to Posts
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1395

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 12:05 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Can't 'Reply' to Posts
Fung,

That feature, which comes built in to the archive database software
(lurker), rarely works. The developer now has a real job so I don't
expect him to make it more robust.

Your best bet is to ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] North America Regional User Conferences
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1558

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] North America Regional User Conferences
Dear all,

Based upon the success of such events outside of North America, and the popularity of similar events held by the former FLUENT organization, ANSYS, Inc. has decided to start holding regiona ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [other] Using Adobe Acrobat 3D with ANSYS Classic
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 6565

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 6:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] [other] Using Adobe Acrobat 3D with ANSYS Classic
Looks like you need to use the capture for now.
Oh by the way it is more than $900 for the adobe 3d software.
But you can try it for 30 days to see if it is of value.

Eric
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  Topic: [Xansys] [other] Using Adobe Acrobat 3D with ANSYS Classic
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 6565

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2007 5:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] [other] Using Adobe Acrobat 3D with ANSYS Classic
Rene,

If you have not done so already, I'd download:
http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat3d/pdfs/acrobat3dfaq.pdf
This is the FAQ and it has lots of good info.

As far as I know, ANSYS is not yet ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] - Nailing into Wood or LDPE
eric.miller

Replies: 13
Views: 6504

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 11:02 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] - Nailing into Wood or LDPE
Lee

Oh. I should have figured that it was a power tool. What a fantastic problem! What is the design information that you want to get out of the simulation?

I'm wondering if rigid body dyna ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] - Nailing into Wood or LDPE
eric.miller

Replies: 13
Views: 6504

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 3:40 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] - Nailing into Wood or LDPE
I agree. I'd set up some tests to get a good imperical model. Then focus on using lsdyna to model the hammers. You may need to do a user element for the nail - wood interaction.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys][OT] Siemens wants to acquire UGS for 3,5 billion $U
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 5052

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 1:06 pm   Subject: [Xansys][OT] Siemens wants to acquire UGS for 3,5 billion $U
The thing I don't get is that they are buying it to be part of their "digital factory" products and services. UGS has some great factory simulation/optimization tools but I don't see how th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] JScript for multiple renaming of bodies
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 5029

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 24, 2007 5:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] JScript for multiple renaming of bodies
Michele

Great question, great use of Jscript in Workbench. Someone who has done something like this may be lurking on XANSYS and can give you an example. However, a better place to ask workbench c ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Some list Statistics
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 2857

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 22, 2007 5:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Some list Statistics
Dear all,

I'm in Pittsburgh at the annual sales conference, and as usual when I'm in a hotel I woke up very early this morning. For some reason I got interested in some statistics about XANSYS post ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] How mantain area attributes after a boolean
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1175

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 18, 2007 8:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] How mantain area attributes after a boolean
Marco,

This may be too simple, but what if you only selected the area you were
going to slice, when you are done, the only selected areas are the areas
created by the slicing. So you should just be ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Houston ASD
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2912

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 3:28 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Houston ASD
Giv'm a call anyhow, I think things are a little less rigid now that
most of us don't have exclusive territory. If they can't, they will
know who in the Houston ANSYS, Inc. office you need to contact ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Houston ASD
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2912

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 11:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Houston ASD
Try DRD. Fantastic organization/people and they do cover some of Texas.
But as we all know, Texas is BIG so I'm not sure if they go down to
Houston:

www.drd.com
918-743-3013

Eric

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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] binary files
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 3350

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 16, 2007 8:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] binary files
Phillipe,

I'm also a little confused. Could you share with us exactly what it is you wish to accomplish? Also, which files to move around?

Converting RST files is actually not that hard. DB's, not ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] was: [STRUC] Harmonic Response Analysis fail
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1229

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 11, 2007 9:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] was: [STRUC] Harmonic Response Analysis fail
I second this strongly. There are some things that we have done
differently on this list in terms of raising the bar on quality that
keep it from devolving into idiocy. It has survived, and its arch ...
  Topic: [Xansys] /post1 - Legend display
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 4792

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:57 pm   Subject: [Xansys] /post1 - Legend display
Sorry, error in my memory:
/plopt,info,3
/udoc,wn,cntr, LEFT|RIGHT|TOP|BOTTOM

Here is a macro that does one contour for 4 windows using a fake window
5. It is not perfect in that you still get the A ...
  Topic: [Xansys] /post1 - Legend display
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 4792

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 1:28 pm   Subject: [Xansys] /post1 - Legend display
Page,

Try using the newer contours with:
/plopt,info,2
/udoc,cntr,LEFT|RIGHT|TOP|BOTTOM

This will make a nice big contour that fits better.
The down side is that when you have multiple windows it pu ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Rotordynamics with Coriolis; New Features o
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 3536

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2006 8:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Rotordynamics with Coriolis; New Features o
Vadim,

If I run both as a standard modal analysis, no Coriolis or omega or nothing, I get different modes.

I pasted the script I ran below, Maybe I goofed something up there.
But I think I just cut ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [JOBS] Thermal Engineer who Knows ICEPAK
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1272

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 4:05 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [JOBS] Thermal Engineer who Knows ICEPAK
Well, when it rains it pours. Another customer came to us today asking
if we knew of any thermal engineers with strong ICEPAK skills.
The job is in Tempe, AZ and the salary range is around $75,000/ye ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 54 of "The Focus"
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1198

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 54 of "The Focus"
As the year winds down we are pleased to publish Issue 54 of PADT's The
Focus. 2006 has been a great year for PADT and has seen several
milestones for The Focus, including its 50th issue. We hope yo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [JOBS] Mechanical Engineer Opening in Salt Lake C
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1165

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2006 4:30 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [JOBS] Mechanical Engineer Opening in Salt Lake C
Dear all,



One of our customers is looking for an engineer with CAD and FE
experience that can quality for a security clearance.

Here is the info he passed on to us:



Mechanical engineer

Proge ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Test and Info on Refresh of Service
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1290

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Test and Info on Refresh of Service
Dear all,



No traffic since Saturday, so I thought I'd do a little list business
and test at the same time:



If anyone has suggestions on the structure of the web site, please post
a response. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ansys CFX
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1412

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 5:59 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys CFX
Erik,

Please always include your company/university and your full name in your
postings.

Flotran is an older CFD solver built into ANSYS.

ANSYS CFX is a much newer/better/faster/sexier/etc... solve ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] XANSYS 2.0
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1282

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 8:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] XANSYS 2.0
Dear all,



I just ordered parts for an upgrade to the XANSYS server. The old one
is getting a little long in the tooth from a hardware perspective and
the software is also just as old. Some of th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Optimization - user supplied optimizer
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2873

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 7:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] Optimization - user supplied optimizer
Pete,

Please do take a look at DesignXplorer and see if it can do the things
you would like.

If not, if you use the USEROP.F approach you do need to write your own
FORTRAN code. The advantage is ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Vector plotting in 3D
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2111

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 5:29 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Vector plotting in 3D
Umesh,

I was hoping someone else would jump in with some better input...

I think you are on the correct path with the surface operations.

Try playing with:

/VSCALE to adjust the length of the vect ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [PC] Windows Compiler for v11
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2597

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 8:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] [PC] Windows Compiler for v11
Emil,

According to the doc, the supported version for 11.0 is:
Intel Fortran v8.1
MS VC++ .NET 2003

Ted here sent around the following post from the support database that you might find useful. Loo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] Unix->Linux
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2205

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 30, 2006 7:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Unix->Linux
Ricardo,

Sometimes I get frustrated with these sort of issues with text
substitution in parameter names. I recommend that you submit this to
tech support and see if they can find something that can ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Regaining the original shape of a buckled pipe.
eric.miller

Replies: 13
Views: 5614

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2006 3:52 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Regaining the original shape of a buckled pipe.
Nick,

I'm also confused by this. What do you mean by "buckled a pipe?"
Did you set it up with compression only and let it buckle? Or are you
bending it and it locally buckles? We need to ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] XANSYS will be down Wednesday Evening (AZ t
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1322

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 4:56 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] XANSYS will be down Wednesday Evening (AZ t
Dear all,

PADT is making some major changes, all at once, to our server and internet infrastructure at 5PM on Nov 22 Arizona (MST) time.
If all goes well, we will be back up by Midnight. We are cha ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 64 bit
eric.miller

Replies: 36
Views: 29442

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 7:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] 64 bit
Now, there you go, reading what I said not what I intended.

When is Bill Gates going to have an add-on to word that corrects
misstated thoughts?

"50% to 100% faster"

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] 64 bit
eric.miller

Replies: 36
Views: 29442

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:56 pm   Subject: [Xansys] 64 bit
Wow, this thread is actually causing the server more grief then the
guitar hero one... It stalled for about an hour because of the backup
of outgoing messages. I need to replace it with an 8 core sy ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 64 bit
eric.miller

Replies: 36
Views: 29442

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 2:38 pm   Subject: [Xansys] 64 bit
Mason,

As you surmised, there will be support for 64bit SW in 11.0
Solid Edge still has not made that step.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] 64 bit
eric.miller

Replies: 36
Views: 29442

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:54 pm   Subject: [Xansys] 64 bit
Mason,

As you surmised, there will be support for 64bit SW in 11.0
Solid Edge still has not made that step.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] Technical PC Solution Accuracy Problems
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 5036

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:45 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Technical PC Solution Accuracy Problems
OK,

Some checking was done at ANSYS HQ and this issue was submitted by Rolls
Royce recently and closed out pretty quickly.

The issue was reported b someone else back in ANSYS 8.0 and the defect
was ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 64 bit
eric.miller

Replies: 36
Views: 29442

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:40 pm   Subject: [Xansys] 64 bit
Mason,

I believe the issue is the API libraries that ANSYS needs to link to.
Since I opened my big mouth and took a guess, I'll now make up for it by
actually researching it and finding out what the ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 64 bit
eric.miller

Replies: 36
Views: 29442

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 1:35 pm   Subject: [Xansys] 64 bit
Price? If you have to ask...

Actually it was still up in the air. Let me see if I can get a number.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] 64 bit
eric.miller

Replies: 36
Views: 29442

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 11:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] 64 bit
I'll add some new information to what Jason said based upon what I
learned from Intel, ANSYS, Inc. and HP this week:

The new SAS (Serial Attach SCSI) seems to solve the bottleneck issues
with the sta ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Technical PC Solution Accuracy Problems
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 5036

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:49 am   Subject: [Xansys] Technical PC Solution Accuracy Problems
Ouch, reading this it sounds harsh. Just to clarify:

"This of course should not happen" refers to the fact that you get the
wrong answer, not that you should not post issues like this on X ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 64 bit
eric.miller

Replies: 36
Views: 29442

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:47 am   Subject: [Xansys] 64 bit
The issue with CAD on 64 bit windows is that the CAD vendors don't
support 64 bit. Pro/E and perhaps UGS NX do, but Solid Works and Solid
Edge don't support it yet. As soon as they do, ANSYS will ge ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 64 bit
eric.miller

Replies: 36
Views: 29442

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 10:33 am   Subject: [Xansys] 64 bit
Dear all,

What a timely topic. I was lucky enough to be loaned 2 dual socket,
quad core Intel systems from HP about 1.5 months ago. But I've been
under a NDA and couldn't talk about it till Monday. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Technical PC Solution Accuracy Problems
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 5036

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 16, 2006 9:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Technical PC Solution Accuracy Problems
Ronnie,

ANSYS, Inc. tech support has logged this as an item and is
investigating.
This of course should not happen...

As a general point, it is fine to bring up issues like this on XANSYS,
but you s ...
  Topic: [Xansys] WB CAD INTERFACE, solidworks
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2701

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:58 pm   Subject: [Xansys] WB CAD INTERFACE, solidworks
Mason,

Hold on, I'm busy thinking about guitar and cello gods...

I did it on Surface Property. I'm pretty sure it does not work for
features.

I'm trying out XP x64 on my new box so I don't SW an ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT- switching from abaqus to musicians
eric.miller

Replies: 18
Views: 9453

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 3:30 pm   Subject: [Xansys] OT- switching from abaqus to musicians
Further off tangent... I'm really racking up the points today:

I always found Yo Yo Ma sterile in comparison. More precise, more
consistent. Perhaps if I did know how to play music I'd lean toward ...
  Topic: [Xansys] WB CAD INTERFACE, solidworks
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2701

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] WB CAD INTERFACE, solidworks
Mason,

I've done it with SW and other packages.

By default, it does not import them, so you need to turn it on.

I think the key is to start with a fresh project and make sure you
either use the pr ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT- switching from abaqus to musicians
eric.miller

Replies: 18
Views: 9453

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 2:10 pm   Subject: [Xansys] OT- switching from abaqus to musicians
Okay, I'll bite.

But first, I am not a real musician, not even a failed one. But I do
like my progressive rock music...

Alex Lifeson because:

1: His breadth and depth of skill.
He plays rhythm an ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT- switching from abaqus to musicians
eric.miller

Replies: 18
Views: 9453

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 10:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] OT- switching from abaqus to musicians
I gotta say, I'm a Geddy man through and through since I heard the first
bass line in Hemmispheres... still give me chills.

But, the nod has to go to Chris Squire. I think Geddy would even agree
wit ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Abaqus vs Ansys vs Nastran
eric.miller

Replies: 55
Views: 49251

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 9:22 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Abaqus vs Ansys vs Nastran
AAAAAHHHHHH I've created a monster....

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Principal
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Pho ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT} October Issue of The Focus
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1279

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT} October Issue of The Focus
Dear all,



It is that time again... PADT has released the October issue of our
newsletter: The Focus.

Information - Pathetic Attempts at Humor - Cheesy Graphics - Links to
Useful Places on the Web ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Abaqus vs Ansys vs Nastran
eric.miller

Replies: 55
Views: 49251

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 08, 2006 7:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Abaqus vs Ansys vs Nastran
I agree with Fern. One of the best things about XANSYS is we almost
never get into this type of discussion.
PhD good or Bad ?!?!?!? You got to be kidding me.

Are we a bunch of high school kids fig ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Re: Xansys Digest, Vol 44, Issue 6
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1512

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 07, 2006 5:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] Re: Xansys Digest, Vol 44, Issue 6
Yes. You can do this in CFX or in a coupled CFX-ANSYS run if your heat transfer is complex.

I'd recommend you ask for advice on the CFX Community on the ANSYS Customer Portal at
www1.ansys.com/cust ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Engineering Humor
eric.miller

Replies: 29
Views: 13127

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:54 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Engineering Humor
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Principal
Director, Analysis &
Design Technologies
Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies
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  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Abaqus vs Ansys vs Nastran
eric.miller

Replies: 55
Views: 49251

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 1:39 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Abaqus vs Ansys vs Nastran
Oooh Oooh Oooh!

A chance to plug an ANSYS, Inc. Product.... can't resist!

We have been working with Autodyne for a while now and just hosted a training class here at our office. Being long time LSD ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Abaqus vs Ansys vs Nastran
eric.miller

Replies: 55
Views: 49251

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 9:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Abaqus vs Ansys vs Nastran
I can't contribute any good input on this thread since I am such an ANSYS bigot and rarely have the chance to use other codes. But that won't keep me from adding some thoughts...

ABAQUS is my favori ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OBSERVATIONS ON ASSUMPTIONS *** AND MORE ***
eric.miller

Replies: 28
Views: 13611

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 30, 2006 10:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] OBSERVATIONS ON ASSUMPTIONS *** AND MORE ***
Guys,

I think this thread has been fun but has turned down a dark alley. PhD vs. Experience, Good School, etc... etc... etc...

No good can come from it. Why don't we go back to listing silly assum ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [AWE] New Postprocessing items...how can they are b
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 3209

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] [AWE] New Postprocessing items...how can they are b
Iker,

I would recommend that you post your question on the ANSYS Workbench Portal on the ANSYS customer sight. This is where most of the discussion on workbench customization is held. Most importan ...
  Topic: AW: [Xansys] Offsets in shell elements for low R/t
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 2822

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 3:42 pm   Subject: AW: [Xansys] Offsets in shell elements for low R/t
William,

This is a known limitation in the element formulation that one of our
customers found a year or so ago when they were modeling wind turbine
blades. We found the same limitation in ABAQUS an ...
  Topic: AW: [Xansys] [OT] US unit conversion factors
eric.miller

Replies: 27
Views: 11317

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:40 am   Subject: AW: [Xansys] [OT] US unit conversion factors
Far field elements.

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Principal
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Design Technologies
Phoenix Analysis & ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] US unit conversion factors
eric.miller

Replies: 23
Views: 12022

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 8:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] US unit conversion factors
Dear all,

To me, the fact that the US still sticks to English units is
fascinating. There is no way to argue any superiority or advantage of
the system. It is simply momentum. I used almost all me ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Remesh or generate a volume from imported mesh in A
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 5296

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 3:07 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Remesh or generate a volume from imported mesh in A
Jalil,

I second Martin's suggestion.

An even better solution would be to use AI*Environment. Do you have
access to this mesher?
It will make quick work of this type of problem.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Shaft analysis
eric.miller

Replies: 16
Views: 6481

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Shaft analysis
Kamalesh,

I'm going to assume that we are misunderstanding your question. Are you
trying to conduct a transient dynamic analysis?
If not then I am missing something. When I am confronted with such
...
  Topic: [Xansys] Problem with Ldrag Command in Windows 64 bit system
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1637

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 6:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] Problem with Ldrag Command in Windows 64 bit system
Syed,

That is a strange one.
Are you doing a:
finish
/clear

before each resume?
This clears the database out and should be like starting new.
If that does not fix it, I'd send this in to tech su ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Finding Common Block Numbers, WAS OT GUI Customiz
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1451

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 4:42 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Finding Common Block Numbers, WAS OT GUI Customiz
Dear all,

In order to get my ranking up on postings, I'm responding to the
original question with three replies :-)

I was looking at the macro I used to find the common block in question
and though ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT Gui Customization
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 3379

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 3:45 pm   Subject: [Xansys] OT GUI Customization
Mason

Try: *GET,_cpstat,COMMON,,D3COM,,int,91
It worked for on my test case.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] OT Gui Customization
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 3379

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:32 pm   Subject: [Xansys] OT GUI Customization
Mason,

You can get at it through the common block.
Let me dig around and see if I have something that gets it.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [PC] distributed solvers
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 3898

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 04, 2006 7:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] [PC] distributed solvers
Joseba,

Condor seems to be the most mature for HPC: www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/
OpenPBS seems to be a tool developed for NASA: www.openpbs.org
OAR is an opensource tool (http://oar.imag.fr)
Maui Cluste ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Microfluid simulation
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 1998

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 10:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] Microfluid simulation
Dear Yoginkumar,

Please always include a full signature with your name and
company/university in posts to this list.

We have used ANSYS CFX for similar applications. Using ANSYS
Multiphysics you cou ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [PC] distributed solvers
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 3898

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 7:41 am   Subject: [Xansys] [PC] distributed solvers
Joseba,

Workbench comes with a tool for submitting jobs to a cluster. In 10.0 it uses rsh/ftp type connections and will use ssh or rsh in 11.0.

The tool is called the Remote Solution Manager and ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Wave loading for ANSYS
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 8677

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] Wave loading for ANSYS
Jiang,

Sometimes I wish we were not in the middle of an oil-less desert, or at
least had more customers in Houston! This stuff is pretty cool.

I dug a little deeper with some of the ASAS team at ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Wall Planner Competition
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1908

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 5:07 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Wall Planner Competition
Dear all,

Sorry for the typo: Prizes this year for winners (not prices...)

Have a great weekend.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] Wave loading for ANSYS
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 8677

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2006 11:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] Wave loading for ANSYS
Jiang,

The Pipe59 element should work for what you want. It allows you to
specify wave information and it calculates the load on the pipes fairly
accurately. Seems to be very popular with the offsho ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] E-Mail Halted for a little while
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1531

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 5:11 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] E-Mail Halted for a little while
Dear all,

Just to let you know, it looks like the outgoing e-mail stalled sometime
this morning. No messages were lost and the server is catching up now.

I've been putting it off but I need to sc ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Wall Planner Competition
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1908

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2006 3:54 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Wall Planner Competition
Dear all,

ANSYS Europe is starting up their wall planner competition for 2007. If
you have cool images that you would like to share, visit
http://www-milton.ansys.com/wall_planner06/

to learn mor ...
  Topic: Out of Office AutoReply: [XANSYS] Running 5 script files one
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2296

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2006 7:24 pm   Subject: Out of Office AutoReply: [XANSYS] Running 5 script files one
Dear all,

I did some googling and found out some info on this topic:

1: A properly configured out-of-office tool puts proper headers around such a notice, and mailman rejects them
2: Obviously, ma ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Fortran Compiler for ANSYS Mk II
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 3230

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] Fortran Compiler for ANSYS Mk II
Jurgen,

Sorry. You have to use the same versions of compilers that ANSYS, Inc. uses. No exceptions. No way around it.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]Issue51 of The Focus
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1303

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 3:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]Issue51 of The Focus
Dear all,

You all through we forgot to do The Focus for August didn't you. I'm
sure there were rumors about various Hollywood Stars suing PADT over
what we printed in our "The National Focuser ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Struc: Best Possible Simulation model of Composite
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1202

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2006 9:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] Struc: Best Possible Simulation model of Composite
Rashid,

I think the suggestions given are great.

1: Wider wedge is a good idea
2: More layers are probably needed
3: Make sure you do the cyclic-symmetry correctly (edges are in a
cylindrical coord ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Struc: Best Possible Simulation model of Composite
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1214

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:26 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Struc: Best Possible Simulation model of Composite
Rashid,

What is the goal of your analysis? Do you wish to know deflections or
do you want to predict failure?
Do you want to figure out what the best winding pattern is?

ANSYS has a large variety o ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT-Performance, Hyperthreading causes errors
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 7254

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:04 pm   Subject: [Xansys] OT-Performance, Hyperthreading causes errors
Mason,

Ted here reminded me of a couple of things from the past. Some
developers at ANSYS, Inc. recommended against running with HT on simply
because there was not much of a performance improvement ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT-Performance, Hyperthreading causes errors
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 7254

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:27 pm   Subject: [Xansys] OT-Performance, Hyperthreading causes errors
Mason,

The recommendation for Nmax-1 is so that you have a free processor to
take care of overhead tasks. If you have an 8 proc machine and use all
8, things may actually run a little slower then if ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Regarding animation file genration for Transient An
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2330

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 31, 2006 1:39 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Regarding animation file genration for Transient An
Soma,

The Animation commands in ANSYS are actually macros. In many cases you
can modify them to do exactly what you want.
Or, my preference because I have control issues, is to write my own
animati ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Training Center
eric.miller

Replies: 12
Views: 6334

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 3:16 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Training Center
Pavak,

What about the middle ground? I answered the question (which I felt WAS
a valid request for ANSYS Training and not engineering training as other
interpreted it) then fell pray to my baser inst ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Training Center AND RELATED OT MATTER
eric.miller

Replies: 19
Views: 10281

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 30, 2006 9:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] Training Center AND RELATED OT MATTER
Guys, guys guys,

I think this book is a great example of a positive change in our
society. For too long those who have worked hard to accomplish
something have the paternal and antiquated opinion t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Training Center
eric.miller

Replies: 12
Views: 6334

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] Training Center
Gajjela,

(ooooohhhh a chance to shamelessly plug PADT (beyond the link at the
bottom of every page
you guys see 10 times a day) - thanks!)

PADT offers training on all of these topics in the US at ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Girish Kulkarni/CII/Cummins is out of the office.
eric.miller

Replies: 35
Views: 13742

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] Girish Kulkarni/CII/Cummins is out of the office.
Well, I was worried that something was wrong with the server.

Now I know it is working OK and I've unsubscribed Girish.

The Mailman software scans most "Out of Office" messages automatica ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]MATWEB
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2684

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:06 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]MATWEB
Dear all,

Well, still very little traffic today, so I thought I'd send another
test but make it useful.

Is everyone aware of Matweb's premium features and the fact that they
allow you to download ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Test
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1237

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 9:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Test
Dear all,

We are in the process of changing over our internet access provider. We
have been assured by both parties that there should be no loss of
service during the transition. I don't believe a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] XANSYS Subscription process
eric.miller

Replies: 19
Views: 7559

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] XANSYS Subscription process
I like this idea a lot. It may even be within my limited python skills
to add it to the the script that generates the page.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Isosurface capture
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 15, 2006 9:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Isosurface capture
Kamelesh,

Your specific question leads to a general request that pops up a lot: I
have point or facet data and I want to put it into CAD. The problem for
a lot of applications (like medical scannin ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to perform a seismic analysis in ANSYS?
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2006 9:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to perform a seismic analysis in ANSYS?
Sorry Shahid,

Mr. Wright is right. Everything you need to know is in the help. If it
does not make complete and total sense to you on the first reading, you
need to find someone else to do this ana ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to perform a seismic analysis in ANSYS?
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 6370

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to perform a seismic analysis in ANSYS?
Shahid,

My usual answer to this type of question is that your regulatory bodies
should establish acceptable procedures. Since you are the regulatory
body I'd say you have a ways to go before you act ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]List Was Down
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 9:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]List Was Down
OK, looks like the logjam is broken. Sorry for the repeats. It took a few tries to get restarted...

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]List Was Down
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]List Was Down
Dear all,

It seems that the XANSYS server got itself full over the weekend and was down. I've cleared up some log files and backups that seem to have been the cause, but may need to test and poke ar ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]List Was Down
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]List Was Down
Dear all,

It seems that the XANSYS server got itself full over the weekend and was down. I've cleared up some log files and backups that seem to have been the cause, but may need to test and poke ar ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]List Was Down
eric.miller

Replies: 6
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]List Was Down
Dear all,

It seems that the XANSYS server got itself full over the weekend and was down. I've cleared up some log files and backups that seem to have been the cause, but may need to test and poke ar ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]List Was Down
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4437

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]List Was Down
Dear all,

It seems that the XANSYS server got itself full over the weekend and was down. I've cleared up some log files and backups that seem to have been the cause, but may need to test and poke ar ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]List Was Down
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4437

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]List Was Down
Dear all,

It seems that the XANSYS server got itself full over the weekend and was down. I've cleared up some log files and backups that seem to have been the cause, but may need to test and poke ar ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 50 of The Focus: The Focuser, Because A
eric.miller

Replies: 0
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 50 of The Focus: The Focuser, Because A
Dear all,

We just published the 50th issue of The Focus. This special issue is an
attempt at humor. I'll quote from the announcement sent to subscribers:

If you are looking for another informati ...
  Topic: [Xansys] STRUC - Reduction
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] STRUC - Reduction
Panos,

Have you checked the Theory Reference? It may be in there but someone who knows math better then I would need to look.

I'm going to guess though that they are not going to discuss the numer ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ansys Batch printing in windows
eric.miller

Replies: 4
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2006 7:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys Batch printing in windows
It has been many, many years, but I used to use GSPRINT as well to do
what you want in batch. The nice thing about that is the postscript is
vector rather then a bitmap so it is much higher quality.

...
  Topic: [Xansys] syntax editor and more
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2892

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2006 10:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] syntax editor and more
Barak,

Thank you for your post... but...

1: You need to read the netiquette for this list. You sort of violated
a couple of rules:
a) Please use capitalization and avoid abbreviations
b) You ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Updates to Server, Try 2
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Jul 01, 2006 8:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Updates to Server, Try 2
OK, that sort of worked, here is another.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Updates to Server
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 6:01 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Updates to Server
Well, that seems to have worked!
Now I have turned on a spam filter to try and keep poor Martin from
being bombarded with
notices that someone is trying to post to the list... and it turns out
it is s ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Updates to Server
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2006 4:48 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Updates to Server
Dear all,

I've been putting it off for a while, and finally decided to do it.
I updated all the OS patches on the XANSYS.ORG server. Everything
should still work.

My next step will be to upgrade ...
  Topic: [Xansys] MPC184 slot
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 6786

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 9:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] MPC184 slot
Mason,

Glad it worked. In 11.0 the support for the newer MPC184's is a bit
sketchy in the GUI but I am working on an older pre-release. A large
amount of work for these elements has gone into the n ...
  Topic: [Xansys] MPC184 slot
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:51 am   Subject: [Xansys] MPC184 slot
We do monthly seminars here at PADT on various subjects of interest to our existing customer base as part of our user group activities. This months is covering the lesser known or used elements.

h ...
  Topic: [Xansys] MPC184 slot
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 22, 2006 4:15 pm   Subject: [Xansys] MPC184 slot
Mason,

I've been playing with these elements all week getting ready for a
seminar.
Very cool stuff! Anyhow, I looked at your input and it looked great but
showed the same problem. Then I remembered: ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Disc I/O
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 8:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] Disc I/O
Agreed.


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  Topic: [Xansys] Disc I/O
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 16, 2006 7:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] Disc I/O
Barry,

The software RAID is not as robust or as fast as hardware raid. I'd try
and get the MB raid working or get an card that supports RAID 0. ANSYS
is such an I/O dominant code, especially now th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS 10.0 ---> PATRAN 2005 ?
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 14, 2006 7:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS 10.0 ---> PATRAN 2005 ?
Philippe,

Bogdan's comments are what I would try first. Look up the CDWRITE
command and make sure you write out the file with the Unblocked option.

I believe that PATRAN will also read an ANSYS RST ...
  Topic: [Xansys] hi can anybody help me...
eric.miller

Replies: 13
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 13, 2006 1:44 pm   Subject: [Xansys] hi can anybody help me...
Dear Mota,

Please read the rules for this list.
Amongst other things:
1) You need to describe your problem in your subject:
Simple Bridge Model not Converging
would be a good title
2) You the shift ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] NAFEMS?
eric.miller

Replies: 3
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:12 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] NAFEMS?
Dear Distinguished Finite Element Professionals,

I just got another official invite for PADT to join NAFEMS. I have to
admit I don't know much about them and have almost never ran into anyone
who i ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]May Issue of The Focus (48) Published: DM Freez
eric.miller

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Views: 1202

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:35 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]May Issue of The Focus (48) Published: DM Freez
Dear all,

Just a quick note to let you know that the May issue of the focus was just published. What, the May issue, but it is only the 2nd of June. Believe it or not, we finished it nearly on tim ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] Ghost geometry from Pro/E to WB
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 25, 2006 8:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Ghost geometry from Pro/E to WB
Fern,

What does the little icon next to the body look like? Is it two cubes
touching, a flat rectangle or a curvy rectangle? Is their a green check
box next to it?

Putting it through DM is a good ...
  Topic: [Xansys] saving png with specified filename
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 5000

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 24, 2006 8:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] saving png with specified filename
Mark,

I think you are stuck. I can't think of any easy way to do it other
then what you have proposed already.
One idea, to make it seem like you can do it, is to take the rename
option below and pu ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to model a volume by layered elements
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1610

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to model a volume by layered elements
Bijan,

Your kind of violating a couple of rules for this list:

1: Please give you full affiliation
2: Please use capitalization
3: Please read the manual first (RTFM) and try stuff out.

The answer ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Rototdynamics
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2717

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] Rototdynamics
Keith,

In that all of ANSYS is available to some extent through APDL commands
imbedded in a Workbench model, yes.
But the specific post processing for rotordynamics is not available yet.
If you just ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] April Issue of "The Focus"
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 11, 2006 8:28 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] April Issue of "The Focus"
Jurgen,

It sure does. Remember, what workbench does is create a big APDL deck that it sends to ANSYS and runs ANSYS in batch. So any command that will work in batch will work as an imbedded command ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] April Issue of "The Focus"
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 10, 2006 9:26 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] April Issue of "The Focus"
OK, so it is a little late. I'm going to blame it on a heavy workload for the engineers at PADT who make the Focus happen coupled with the fact that I decided to hang out at night during the ANSYS Co ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] FYI: Feds OK'd Fluent Purchase
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 27, 2006 9:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] FYI: Feds OK'd Fluent Purchase
Dear all,

Just an FYI that the FTC approved the purchase of FLUENT by ANSYS, Inc.
Looks like the official announcement will take place on May 1. Very
cool.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] OT - PRONUNCIATION?
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 3:03 pm   Subject: [Xansys] OT - PRONUNCIATION?
Please do, I'll stick it in the FAQ... lore is good.
Make sure you add some Giants and enchanted animals into the story.
Perhaps a perilous chase through the forest that involves a taling wolf?

Eric
...
  Topic: [Xansys] [JOBS] ANSYS, Inc. Looking for a
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:38 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [JOBS] ANSYS, Inc. Looking for a
Dear all,

Not that I was looking at their Career Opportunities web site, but
someone mentioned that ANSYS, Inc. is looking for an Application
Engineer for the Road Island office. Great job opportun ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT - PRONUNCIATION?
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 26, 2006 10:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] OT - PRONUNCIATION?
I have a Wocket in my pocket
We keep our Yottle in a Bottle
In that chair, is a Ghair
My sister, she dances, with her Zansys

Apologies to Dr. Seuss

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] User Conference Gathering
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 11:50 pm   Subject: [Xansys] User Conference Gathering
Dear all,

It dawned on me that the conference is next week! I certainly had a
great time getting together with a bunch of XANSYS folks and would like
to do the same again this year.


Looking at ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT - PRONUNCIATION?
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 25, 2006 7:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] OT - PRONUNCIATION?
If it is Xanadu, where is the pleasure dome? Is Martin hiding it somewhere in his back room? It certainly is not in our server room.

At least I listened to Xanadu on vinyl. (Don't get me started ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Testing XANSYS
eric.miller

Replies: 6
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 10:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] Testing XANSYS
Dear all,

I feel bad for not giving our employees the day off... Seems like the
rest of the analysis world has it off. I usually find 2-3 posting from
India when I come in for the morning.

Well, t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Testing XANSYS
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 14, 2006 8:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] Testing XANSYS
Sorry guys, no activity and I start to worry.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Job Opportunities at PADT
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:59 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Job Opportunities at PADT
Dear all,

Phoenix Analysis & Design Technologies, PADT, has openings on several
areas of the company. In particular, for this list, we have openings in
our CAE Services and Sales Business Unit. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] RE: [X_ansys] modal analysis with contact
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] RE: [X_ansys] modal analysis with contact
Keith,

Maybe it was you that I saw doing this sort of thing... maybe it was a
dream.

Anyhow, want to write a guest article for the focus? Just a one page in
MS Word of text, 3-5 images and a macro ...
  Topic: [Xansys] modal analysis with contact
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] modal analysis with contact
Ivan,

As Chris points out, Modal analysis is linear by definition. Search the
archives and there is considerable discussion on this.

For your problem, you really need to do a transient dynamic anal ...
  Topic: [Xansys] SMAX
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:33 am   Subject: [Xansys] SMAX
I need sleep.

I misread what you were asking. /plopt,minm,off turns off the symbols.
Not only did I give the wrong first answer, but it showed up after the
correction, and it was not the answer to y ...
  Topic: [Xansys] SMAX
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] SMAX
Damn, hit send instead of cancel:

/plopt,minm,off

Sorry

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] SMAX
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] SMAX
/plopt,sminm,off


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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT} ANSYS Users Conference
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 3:53 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT} ANSYS Users Conference
Dear all,

Well, my little outlook reminder just popped up with: "Send out last
Conference Reminder to XANSYS"

Some of you may be wondering why I'm pushing the conference so much, but
are ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Hard to get
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] Hard to get
Akbey,

Looks like we can get at it through a common block. The filename information can be found in
FNAMCM.INC. However, I quick attempt at extracting it came up with zilch. And I don't have time
t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Hard to get
eric.miller

Replies: 15
Views: 6534

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 7:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] Hard to get
Dear all,

The problem with undocumented commands becoming documented is not the effort to document them. Once they are documented they must undergo QA testing and a whole bunch of rules apply as to ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER]how to reply to o ther members' pos t?
eric.miller

Replies: 15
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 5:36 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER]how to reply to o ther members' pos t?
Dude,

Your one step away from getting booted...

That is the way these types of lists work. You reply to the list, not the poster. In fact, a rule of this list is to never directly mail a poster.
T ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] March Issue of "the Focus"
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:09 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] March Issue of "the Focus"
Can you tell I'm tired... I forgot the links:

http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/focus/2006/0046_0331/TheFocus_46.pdf

And as always, please subscribe if you find it useful so we know how
many
readers we ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] March Issue of "the Focus"
eric.miller

Replies: 2
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 3:01 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] March Issue of "the Focus"
Dear all,

Well... it is a couple of days past the end of April, but we finally
pushed out the latest issue of PADT's "the Focus"

The articles in this issue were all a direct result of di ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Special Date
eric.miller

Replies: 8
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Special Date
Wow, I feel so international. I have also been using and pushing the
YYYY-MM-DD format for about two years now. Didn't know it was a
"standard". I like it for the obvious reason that you ...
  Topic: [Xansys] how can simulate 6 stiffness(ux,uy,uz,rotx,roty,rot
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] how can simulate 6 stiffness(ux,uy,uz,rotx,roty,rot
LiJun,

My primary motivation in responding is trying the "reply-to" in the
archive one more time. Looks like some of the subjects don't come
across. ARGH! Have to e-mail the Lurker List ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Archiver will be down for a while
eric.miller

Replies: 1
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 1:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Archiver will be down for a while
Dear all,

Things look to be working somewhat. I have not put in the XANSYS.ORG
style, I've just got the default look/feel on for now.

The new version of the archive program, called lurker, has lots ...
  Topic: [Xansys] nonlinear user material
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1477

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:55 pm   Subject: [Xansys] nonlinear user material
Engin,

Please read the rules for this site and provide complete affiliation in
the footer of your future e-mails.

If you scan the archives, you will find that once or twice a year, a
graduate studen ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] /sys with csh instead of sh under linux ?
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:15 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] /sys with csh instead of sh under linux ?
Philippe,

It has been a very long time since I struggled with this. Sun OS
something or rather and an early AIX.

I think the not-so-elegant solution is to put your commands into a
script and use t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS International Conference 2006: Not so Su
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Mar 14, 2006 8:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS International Conference 2006: Not so Su
Dear all

I was glancing at my 2006 PADT Year-at-a-Glance
(http://www.padtinc.com/docs/lit/padt_2006_1.pdf)
Calendar this morning and noticed that the user gathering is creeping up
on us. I went to ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Explicit Dynamics.
eric.miller

Replies: 12
Views: 5496

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Explicit Dynamics.
I'm speechless...


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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] CFX User Group
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] CFX User Group
Luis here also recommends the CFX Community site:
http://www-waterloo.ansys.com/

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 45 of PADT's "The Focus"
eric.miller

Replies: 3
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:29 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 45 of PADT's "The Focus"
Dear all,

It is the end of the month again (well, one day over, but February is a
short month) and PADT has just published yet another issue of the
World's leading ANSYS newsletter published from Ar ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [Workbench][post-processing]
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 4336

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:54 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [Workbench][post-processing]
Well, if you want to automate it somewhat...
What I have done for similar things (not for this in particular though)
is stick an APDL code snippet in there that creates PNG's of my model
before and af ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [Workbench][post-processing]
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 4336

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 1:33 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [Workbench][post-processing]
Yup. You remember correctly

Each iteration workbench does a complete new ANSYS run so the files get
overwritten.

So do a full analysis with the default mesh.
Duplicate the entire model tree to a ne ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] Named selection export to Classic
eric.miller

Replies: 12
Views: 6686

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:18 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Named selection export to Classic
I think this is the answer. No ANSYS on my blackberry so I can't test. But I think you need to set up the solution to get it to dump everything.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Problems with the List This Morning
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1132

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Problems with the List This Morning
Dear all,

Looks like a database that controls new subscriptions got corrupted this
morning. I think I fixed it but, as you should be getting used to,
while I was stumbling around in the dark trying ...
  Topic: [Xansys][Other] RAID and 4 Processor Benchmarks
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2890

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 12:05 pm   Subject: [Xansys][Other] RAID and 4 Processor Benchmarks
Todd,

Dell has been very good with us, but you need to talk to the right folks
on the technical side.
The PERC boards are VERY reliable, and that is there primary purpose in
life.
Only us FE wierdo ...
  Topic: [Xansys][Other] RAID and 4 Processor Benchmarks
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2890

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:18 am   Subject: [Xansys][Other] RAID and 4 Processor Benchmarks
Todd,

We are going to look at some other configuration and the boxes are on
their way from the vendor
as I type. Our data, and data from the vendor, showed that SCSII in
general and this RAID in
part ...
  Topic: [Xansys] using apdl to plot results in a jpg or bmp file for
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 10540

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] using apdl to plot results in a jpg or bmp file for
Bernardo,

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to plug our newsletter again!!!!

The May 2004 issue of PADT's "The Focus" (Issue 27) has an article on this very topic with tips and examp ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Any element to Model SOFT SNOW??
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 4830

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 7:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] Any element to Model SOFT SNOW??
No, there is not element specifically written for snow modeling in
ANSYS.

I typed "finite element snow" into Google and found that there are
several dissertations from the online Swiss Lib ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] : Element Selection
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 3426

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 17, 2006 8:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] : Element Selection
Fayaz,

PLEASE read the rules for using this list. It is not an instant
messenger service. Use proper capitalization
and don't abbreviate words (you vs. u). Those of us who grew up before
cell pho ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS to acquire Fluent
eric.miller

Replies: 23
Views: 9526

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 8:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS to acquire Fluent
I'm in total shock.......................................


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  Topic: [Xansys] LSDYNA: solution terminating in the middle
eric.miller

Replies: 1
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2006 8:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] LSDYNA: solution terminating in the middle
Gajjela,

What error message are you getting? Check out the dhsp3 file and see if
there is any diagnostic.
Look at the results leading up to the failure, what is going on with
your elements.

The big ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Online Registration is Active
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1147

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 10:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Online Registration is Active
I just got my notice that the Conference registration is now live on the
web site....
It did show up in my SPAM folder (I've got things turned down pretty
tight)
so I thought I'd add to the internet ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Duplicate posting received?!
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1615

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2006 7:05 am   Subject: [Xansys] Duplicate posting received?!
Sigurd,

You are signed up under two e-mail addresses: One with and one without
your middle initial.
I will Unsubscribe the _O_ account.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] New ANSYS Textbook
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1251

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 2:58 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] New ANSYS Textbook
Dear all,

I just got copied on an e-mail from one of the professors in our
neighborhood (University of Arizona)
reminding us of their new textbook:

The Finite Element Method and Applications in En ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ansys interfacing with Evolver
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 4789

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 3:17 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys interfacing with Evolver
Steve,

Thanks! I get it now. Very cool program.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] Ansys interfacing with Evolver
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 4789

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 1:40 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys interfacing with Evolver
Arun,

I guess this fits into the "you get what you pay for" scenario.

The command looks like it should create keyppoints at your verticies.
This is only step one of many.

What are you try ...
  Topic: [XANSYS] [UPFs] Fortran Compiler
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 3188

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2006 10:35 am   Subject: [XANSYS] [UPFs] Fortran Compiler
Mike,

I believe the HP, who got it when they bought Compaq who got it when
they bought Digital, have sold the FORTRAN compiler to Intel. I could
not find a press release stating so, but the new Inte ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ability to force nodes on surface at KP of lines
eric.miller

Replies: 22
Views: 11118

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:50 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ability to force nodes on surface at KP of lines
Keith,

My ignorance knows no bounds... Yes it is there, yes it is obviously
named, and no,
I've never noticed it before.

I played with it and it works fairly well for this problem.

See more dead ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] PADT Current Job Openings
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2091

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 11:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] PADT Current Job Openings
Brahmaji,

All jobs. We do enough work for the gov'ment, or for people who are
doing gov'ment work, to make it a lot easier on everyone if we keep all
employees citizens.

Sorry, I know that reduces ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ability to force nodes on surface at KP of lines
eric.miller

Replies: 22
Views: 11118

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:46 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ability to force nodes on surface at KP of lines
Yikes. All these years and I never knew this was there... now I need to
try it out.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] PADT Current Job Openings
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2091

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] PADT Current Job Openings
Dear all,

I just added two new job postings (non-analysis) and sent them to
Careerbuilder.com and thought I might as well share them here. We are
also still looking for "the best and the brigh ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ability to force nodes on surface at KP of lines
eric.miller

Replies: 22
Views: 11118

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ability to force nodes on surface at KP of lines
Dear all,

OK, we have beat this horse to a pulp and the blood has soaked into the
ground, but I can't resist coming in and giving it another wack.

How about the following approach:
Define a prett ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT}
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1552

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:42 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT}
Chris,

Great link. You did not point out that it is THE Guy Kawasaki. For those of us who remember the days when a Mac was black and white, Guy was a Mac Evangilist. Another cool link for the day. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OTHER: dumpmatrices from FULL and EMAT files
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2043

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 9:40 pm   Subject: [Xansys] OTHER: dumpmatrices from FULL and EMAT files
Evgenii,

Thank you for making this avaialable. I added a link to your mor4ansys web site to the ANSYS Links page on XANSYS.ORG.

Very cool.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [Struc] Is there a limit on Number of Material Mode
eric.miller

Replies: 18
Views: 11087

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:47 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [Struc] Is there a limit on Number of Material Mode
Rich,

Don't know that one. We are looking at doing some things with Moldflow
and that is going well so far, but for a different application. But out
of curiosity I'll have to see how they handle thi ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ability to force nodes on surface at KP of lines
eric.miller

Replies: 22
Views: 11118

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 3:42 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Ability to force nodes on surface at KP of lines
Chris,

The hardpoint command is the simplest way to do this. But, never being
one who likes to take the simple rode, when I have needed to do this I
have actually split up my surface such that I hav ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [Struc] Is there a limit on Number of Material Mode
eric.miller

Replies: 18
Views: 11087

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:58 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [Struc] Is there a limit on Number of Material Mode
Rich,

Which mold filling program are you using?

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [Struc] Is there a limit on Number of Material Mode
eric.miller

Replies: 18
Views: 11087

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 06, 2006 2:57 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [Struc] Is there a limit on Number of Material Mode
Rich,

I'd ping tech support on the limit and if it is there, ask them to
increase it.

For your problem here are some untested ideas:

1: Look at setting up the element coordinate system rather then ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] 2006 International ANSYS Conference
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2732

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 9:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] 2006 International ANSYS Conference
James,

I believe that they are working on the schedule right now. I know they
were all over me on Tuesday to submit agendas for the two classes I may
be teaching. I'll post a note when things are of ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] 2006 International ANSYS Conference
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2732

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 7:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] 2006 International ANSYS Conference
Dear all,

The 2006 International ANSYS Conference is getting closer.
Scheduled for May 2-4, with Training on April 30 & 31, the agenda is
starting to shape up.
The feedback from previous gathe ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to get a Rev 5.6 .db file into Rev. 10.0 ?
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2409

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2006 5:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to get a Rev 5.6 .db file into Rev. 10.0 ?
You basically have to write a cdb file from 5.6 or resume in a couple of steps. Maybe 6.0 then 10?

Do you have older versions?

How big is the file?

Eric
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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] January Issue of the Focus
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1264

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 5:05 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] January Issue of the Focus
Dear all,

With a day to spare we have completed the January issue of PADT's "the
Focus," our almost monthly newsletter on technical things in the ANSYS
world. This is the second issue in ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to Circumvent ANSYS node limitation?
eric.miller

Replies: 18
Views: 33966

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 1:36 pm   Subject: [Xansys] How to Circumvent ANSYS node limitation?
I think we have all been a little board just answering technical
questions and the subject and wording of this request was an excuse to
let loose a little.

You said "circumvent" and "s ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to Circumvent ANSYS node limitation?
eric.miller

Replies: 18
Views: 33966

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] How to Circumvent ANSYS node limitation?
Brahmaji,

Can you please read the rules for this list?
http://www.xansys.org/rules.html

You broke a few already (i/I, affiliation, etc...)

The university limit should be good enough for a student ...
  Topic: [Xansys] RAID and 4 Processor Benchmarks (Was Version 11)
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2354

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 12, 2006 12:06 pm   Subject: [Xansys] RAID and 4 Processor Benchmarks (Was Version 11)
Jason,

All good points. We have found from the vendor and our own testing that
this particular RAID card, a PERC320 is a dog with ANSYS.
The motherboard has its own SCSII controller so we are using ...
  Topic: [Xansys] RAID and 4 Processor Benchmarks (Was Version 11)
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2354

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:49 pm   Subject: [Xansys] RAID and 4 Processor Benchmarks (Was Version 11)
OK, I had to open my big mouth before I had all my data. So the only
fair thing is to share what I have so far. I need to add NO RAID and
LINUX NO-RAID. I'd also like to run the same problems (1 and ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Beta test release 11.
eric.miller

Replies: 59
Views: 31359

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 10:17 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Beta test release 11.
Fern,

Sorry for not being to specific.

For my large Modal model Raid 5 was a little faster then RAID 0
For a large structural, RAID 0 was faster then RAID 5
But, first glance, no RAID is faster them ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Beta test release 11.
eric.miller

Replies: 59
Views: 31359

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 5:08 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Beta test release 11.
Sorry,

I have not run apples to apples with Linux yet. Should happen next
week...

What I have found is that RAID can slow down some very large (9 GB or
larger files) runs.
We have always recommend ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Beta test release 11.
eric.miller

Replies: 59
Views: 31359

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 3:47 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Beta test release 11.
Rich,

We have been benchmarking solvers with hit only and have been using
Linux for all of our "real" 64 bit computing.

Having said that, the Win64 version is running well and I have not s ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Beta test release 11.
eric.miller

Replies: 59
Views: 31359

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2006 11:05 am   Subject: [Xansys] Beta test release 11.
Dear all,

A little input while straddling that line between ANSYS, Inc. and the
user community.

There was no big announcement of the prerelease of 11 because it is not
a "beta" release.
It ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Creep Properties for AL 6061 T6
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 5127

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2006 8:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] Creep Properties for AL 6061 T6
Mike,

Thanks! We have passed this info on to the customer.

As you mention, my concern is that at the temperatures he is talking,
this material is very, very soft.

Unfortunately we aren't doing th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Creep Properties for AL 6061 T6
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 5127

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 3:17 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Creep Properties for AL 6061 T6
Dear all,

We have a customer who has some big aluminum parts that see some high
temperatures and he needs to look at creep on them, as well as look at
the not-very-good yield properties. He is not ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Sparse solver
eric.miller

Replies: 17
Views: 9149

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 2:43 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Sparse solver
Keith,

Sorry, I don't remember settings playing a role. On some problems it
works fine, on other, it crashes.

Although, after a third read (the first one last week obviously was
wasted...) I'm wo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Sparse solver
eric.miller

Replies: 17
Views: 9149

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2006 1:44 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Sparse solver
Keith,

Funny, I checked and rebooted because of this post but then I forgot to
send my $0.02.

I have had this same problem. I think the Disk error message is ANSYS's
best guess at why the solver cr ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] The 2006 PADT Calendar
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2051

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 10:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] The 2006 PADT Calendar
Real men are not afraid of pastels!

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] The 2006 PADT Calendar
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2051

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:52 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] The 2006 PADT Calendar
Dear all,

I came back to work after the Holiday break and non of our vendors sent
me one of those handy one-year-on-one-page calendars that I usually get.
So I fired up this new page layout program ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Test of List
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1947

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 9:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Test of List
Dear all,

Well, I guess you need to reboot every once and a while.
A large number of messages were stuck in a queue for a week or so for
about 30% to 40% of the members of XANSYS. I rebooted yester ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Test of List
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1947

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 05, 2006 4:10 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Test of List
Simple test to see if everything is OK.

Sorry for the extra E-Mail

Eric


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  Topic: [XANSYS][STRUC][APDL]nodal stress results for interior eleme
eric.miller

Replies: 14
Views: 11950

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:56 pm   Subject: [XANSYS][STRUC][APDL]nodal stress results for interior eleme
My recommendation is that you not use the P-Elements for structural.
This technology was never fully implemented throughout the pre/post
processor because robust Tet meshing and element formulas showe ...
  Topic: [Xansys] mid plane meshing
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1742

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 10:42 am   Subject: [Xansys] mid plane meshing
I want to complement everyone on their restraint over these two posts.
So tempting...

I am going to assume a language barrier here, along with ignorance of
how this list works.
Stating "pls ju ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Integrating C code in Ansys APDL
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2761

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 11:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] Integrating C code in Ansys APDL
Wladek,

As stated, the best way to run compiled code is to write text files in
APDL, run your program with /sys, have your program create some APDL
code that tells ANSYS what it needs to know, then r ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ansys 10 Unix page file issues
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 2779

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2005 10:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ansys 10 Unix page file issues
Derek,

Yikes. That is a big result set.
What are you using for your -m and -db options when you start ANSYS?
What machine are you on? Is it a 64 bit OS?

You may know this already but for those w ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Problem with boolean operations
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 4875

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 12:22 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Problem with boolean operations
Stefano,

What version of ANSYS are you using? I get errors when I run the macro.
The line numbers on the AL commands must have changed somehow.

ANSYS should have internally merged these guys but I ...
  Topic: [Xansys] how to get viscoelastic constants
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 3020

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:18 am   Subject: [Xansys] how to get viscoelastic constants
Srinivasa,

I don't think you can include non-linear material behavior in a harmonic
analysis. From the manual:

4.4.2.1. Points to Remember
Both Young's modulus (EX) (or stiffness in some form) and ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] Workbench Customization Examples and Discussio
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 3675

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 11:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Workbench Customization Examples and Discussio
A free subscription to PADT's world (well, in the small world of ANSYS users who know that it exists) famous publication: "The Focus"

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] Workbench Customization Examples and Discussio
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 3675

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:32 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Workbench Customization Examples and Discussio
Jan wins the prize for finding my mistake.
The way the portal software works, you can't just jump to the forums.
Try this instead.
http://www1.ansys.com/customer

This page also includes info on how ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] Workbench Customization Examples and Discussio
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 3675

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 10:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Workbench Customization Examples and Discussio
I was looking around the Workbench Community on the ANSYS Customer web
site (www.ansys.com/customer/wb/wb-home.asp)
and found some good information that might be useful to those of you who
were discus ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] JPDL documentation
eric.miller

Replies: 48
Views: 31291

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 5:45 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] JPDL documentation
Skip,

I think that Jscript is the answer for what you want to do. This is not the same thing as JPDL. JPDL is an extension to Jscript that lets you drive ANSYS from within Workbench by shooting APD ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] JPDL documentation
eric.miller

Replies: 48
Views: 31291

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 4:12 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] JPDL documentation
Skip,

Well, yes, you could use JPDL to run ANSYS in batch. But in my opinion that would be like building a machine with 14 levers to operate the 4 levers needed to drive your car (gas, brake, steeri ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] JPDL documentation
eric.miller

Replies: 48
Views: 31291

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2005 3:55 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] JPDL documentation
I should never take the bait.

A couple of comments.

First: ANSYS, Inc. is not focused on the low end. Growing the low end was a strategy in the past, but never at the expense of the high end. Almo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] JPDL documentation
eric.miller

Replies: 48
Views: 31291

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:11 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] JPDL documentation
OK, I'm taking the bait.

JPDL is not what many people think it is. It has limited functionality and basically converts APDL in Jscript that is then converted back into APDL. It is not an APDL like ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [Other] - Dual Core vs Dual CPU System
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2444

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2005 11:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Other] - Dual Core vs Dual CPU System
Bob,

In the past, when I have asked this question of those who actually know
what they are talking about, we were told that the dual core is slower
then the dual processor for two reasons:
1) Only th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] STRUC PIPE59 Question
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 4631

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 04, 2005 4:02 pm   Subject: [Xansys] STRUC PIPE59 Question
Jan,

I was wrong and you are correct. The small deflection assumption is a "small strain" assumption. The pressure should change with "bobbing"

Perhaps the original poster can g ...
  Topic: [Xansys] STRUC PIPE59 Question
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 4631

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2005 10:31 pm   Subject: [Xansys] STRUC PIPE59 Question
Ernst,

I just happened to be at ANSYS HQ today and your post caught the
attention of development. We chatted about it and I have to thank you
for reintroducing me to such a very very cool element.

H ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] Prototype for Legend Control
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1203

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 01, 2005 6:42 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Prototype for Legend Control
Dear all,

I just got a message from ANSYS, Inc. development that they would like
some feedback on the new Legend Control for Workbench 11.0. Here is the
message they have asked that we post:

======= ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to change language?
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 3796

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 6:07 pm   Subject: [Xansys] How to change language?
Pinal,

It looks like whoever installed ANSYS installed as Chinese/Korean and
the person who installed Workbench installed in English. You need to
reinstall ANSYS as English and that should fix it. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Yahoo xansys example
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2509

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 5:53 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Yahoo xansys example
Phillip,

I wondered the same thing. Being that I am too lazy to even learn English well, I try to be tolerant of others who are trying to use these resources when they are forced to use English as a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Yahoo xansys example
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2509

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 31, 2005 4:55 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Yahoo xansys example
Guys,

I subscribe to the old yahoo xansys group just to see what is going on over there. It can be pretty dead, but every once in a while it picks up.
It has been more active in the last couple of ...
  Topic: [XANSYS] [OT] No way to reply to posts from web based list?
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1333

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:30 am   Subject: [XANSYS] [OT] No way to reply to posts from web based list?
Uffe,

Do 'DOH!' this time. The archiving tool that we switched to has a lot of significant advantages over every other archive tool I looked at. Except for one thing... it does not have a true &quo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Batch Solver recommendations
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 3680

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 3:55 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Batch Solver recommendations
Daniel,

I misspoke. Once again I was typing while talking to someone on the
phone. We want to get a blade server, but what we have are 1u rack
mount servers.
Blades are basically motherboards with ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Batch Solver recommendations
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 3680

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Batch Solver recommendations
Take a look at two similarly named companies:

Open Storage Solutions in Toronto:
http://www.openstorage.com/server-800sh.htm

and Open Source Storage in Santa Clara
http://www.osshpc.com/pages/user/ ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Any Guidelines to convert Solid Model /Casting to
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 2725

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] Any Guidelines to convert Solid Model /Casting to
Great Question!

Take a look at the new solid-shells in ANSYS. If you can use them you
may be able to avoid the whole mid-plane problem. They also remove the
old "how do I connect shells to soli ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Operation systems comparison
eric.miller

Replies: 12
Views: 5841

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 10:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Operation systems comparison
Sergey,

I know the SGI has an assume port of Linux for the Itanium2 that
includes some very nice math libraries that supposedly help performance,
but they are not one of your choices... I'd ask the ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Operation systems comparison
eric.miller

Replies: 12
Views: 5841

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 9:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Operation systems comparison
Sergey,

What is the microprocessor on that box? That can make a big difference.

Eric



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Principal
Dire ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Inquiry Function Matrix
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1189

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:35 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Inquiry Function Matrix
Dear all,

Jeroen Valensa was kind enough to contribute a very cool reference sheet
that lays out all the options for the Inquire functions in a nice
matrix. We have placed it in our literature site ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] New Issue (42) of "the Focus" and F
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1230

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 4:39 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] New Issue (42) of "the Focus" and F
Dear all,

We just published that latest issue of "the Focus" In this issue you
can find:

* Top 10 Reasons for Using Workbench
* Contact's New Keyoption 6
* Newer is Better: Solver Spee ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] New Legend Control for Workbench
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1402

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2005 11:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] New Legend Control for Workbench
Dear all,

Here is a posting from the Workbench Forum on the ANSYS Customer Site
that I thought many of you would be interested in. This is another
example of the value of that particular forum as a ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Clock was Off by a few Years
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 5836

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 2:35 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Clock was Off by a few Years
For me, it is the clothes from the mid-seventies... We should never
return to that much polyester!

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Clock was Off by a few Years
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 5836

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 28, 2005 9:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Clock was Off by a few Years
Dear all,

While doing some routine maintenance on the XANSYS.ORG server this
weekend I rebooted. It seems that the system clock was set back to
1973, time 0 for Unix systems. I'm guessing that the ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Up and Down over the Weekend
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1421

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 3:48 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Up and Down over the Weekend
Dear all,

The archives and perhaps the list will be up and down over the weekend
while I try and put tighter security around the archive.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [WB], Things are not well with WB.10.0!
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 3468

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB], Things are not well with WB.10.0!
Barry,

I will pass this along. I know you can check the status of tech support
issues, but I'm not sure about enhancement requests.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [WB], Things are not well with WB.10.0!
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 3468

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 7:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB], Things are not well with WB.10.0!
Mehrdad,

As others have pointed out, this is the type of comment that ANSYS, Inc.
needs to get through there standard channels. Although it may feel good
to vent on-line, it doesn't achieve as much ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Hertz Contact simulation
eric.miller

Replies: 20
Views: 8502

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 8:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] Hertz Contact simulation
Philippe,

I would try a refinement/mesh quality study. Capturing the Herzian stresses is tough without a very refined mesh, especially if you have point or line contact.
Do the old double the mesh ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Increasing the Usefulness of XANSYS
eric.miller

Replies: 28
Views: 12963

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 19, 2005 7:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Increasing the Usefulness of XANSYS
Dan,

Don't resist. Prompting a free and open discussion is why I keep
bringing this topic up.
A few comments on your comments:
>>> Since PADT is nice enough to host the list, I'd give them ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Increasing the Usefulness of XANSYS
eric.miller

Replies: 28
Views: 12963

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Increasing the Usefulness of XANSYS
I offer this as a suggestion only, not as any change in rules or a demand:

I'm at the Western Region Users's gathering and many people have brought up the topic of XANSYS. A common comment, and one ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] ICEM CFD Meshing
eric.miller

Replies: 10
Views: 4491

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2005 6:18 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] ICEM CFD Meshing
Bring it on. If it is not a CFD mesh question someone should be able to help you.

Eric


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Eric Miller
Principal
Director ...
  Topic: [Xansys] questions on creating animations
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2325

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] questions on creating animations
Jeroen,

Sorry, I'm off on a trip that I need to get ready for so I can't figure
out what I did.
Play with the /plopt command. Maybe /ui?
I think it will get rid of the plot number or vector name.
...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Latest Focus (10.0 Stress Features, Cohesion,
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1210

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun Sep 11, 2005 9:56 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Latest Focus (10.0 Stress Features, Cohesion,
Dear all,

Another notice of the latest "The Focus" newsletter from PADT (and an
excuse to test the server after a small change).

This issue has:
* 10.0 Features (for the Structural ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Thermal+structural analysis not convergent with lab
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2123

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 8:56 am   Subject: [Xansys] Thermal+structural analysis not convergent with lab
Emile,

You have made a lot of headway. Congrats.

These small structures are tough to get measured data off of. Any
chance you can get temperature data and make sure the temp is the same.
Double che ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT --Missing in Action
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 2799

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 02, 2005 7:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] OT --Missing in Action
So, it is Friday, we have had a good discussion. Now I'd like to be
more blunt and make a suggestion.

How about those of us who are more experienced and perhaps a little
grumpy (I include myself in ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Conference Papers
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1456

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Sep 01, 2005 8:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Conference Papers
Dear all,

Just another friendly reminder that the folks putting together the ANSYS
conference are still looking for technical papers.
The deadline is September 30 to get an abstract in

www1.ansys. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT: ANSYS in Yahoo Groups
eric.miller

Replies: 37
Views: 17032

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 5:55 pm   Subject: [Xansys] OT: ANSYS in Yahoo Groups
I would not recommend any of them. Perhaps some of the non-English
lists are good, but all the ones I've looked at either have no posts or
have lots of spam.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] OT--Missing in Action
eric.miller

Replies: 15
Views: 5586

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2005 4:28 pm   Subject: [Xansys] OT--Missing in Action
I can say that both Sheldon and John are healthy, happy and very busy,
but don't feel it is my place to let the world know where they are right
now. John should be back in Arizona soon.

I talk to so ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Western Region Users Group
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1299

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2005 11:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Western Region Users Group
Things are shaping up for this technical gathering September 15 and 16
in Santa Clara California.
I was just reviewing the agenda, got all excited by the topics, and
thought I'd send out a reminder
t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Piezoelectric Analysis
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 3878

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 24, 2005 1:01 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Piezoelectric Analysis
Sorry I was so late with this. I was sick... kids started back at school
and have brought home disease.

Some folks at ANSYS, Inc wanted to add some details to this thread:

Regarding including elect ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Wear analysis
eric.miller

Replies: 13
Views: 7230

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 16, 2005 8:09 am   Subject: [Xansys] Wear analysis
My first recommendation would be to find an expert in the field.
Try google. Read a little and you will see how complex and specialized
this type of analysis is.

Eric

PS: My first 4 responses w ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Interfacing with COSMOS
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 3238

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2005 3:03 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Interfacing with COSMOS
Dave,

What is your vendors name? Let one of us try to sell him ANSYS!

What I would recommend, if they can't find a tool, is that you actually
do the interpolation in ANSYS.
Get nodes from them, c ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] XANSYS Will Be Unavailable on Morning of Au
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1201

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 12, 2005 9:55 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] XANSYS Will Be Unavailable on Morning of Au
Dear all,

I just found out that our Internet Service Provider (Sprint) has decided to take most of Phoenix down on Monday, August 15 from 3 am to 6 am AZ time.
I believe that that is 8PM to 11PM GMT ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] 2005 Western Region ANSYS Technical Conference
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1331

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:00 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] 2005 Western Region ANSYS Technical Conference
I just wanted to extend an invite out to all of you to come to the first
Western Region ANSYS Technical Conference. We are getting together in
the Bay Area to geek out on ANSYS. There will be user p ...
  Topic: [Xansys][OT] Workbench Forum
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2367

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 1:08 pm   Subject: [Xansys][OT] Workbench Forum
I'm not saying a word... the market shall decide.

Eric



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Principal
Director Training, Support
and So ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]FEA-Friendly CAD - Was "Splitting Pro/E s
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1978

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]FEA-Friendly CAD - Was "Splitting Pro/E s
We also use a lot of CAD systems here: SolidWorks, Pro/E, SolidEdge,
Inventor, and Iron CAD.

I will always recommend SolidEdge (SE) first because I'm a admitted
SolidEdge Bigot. I like it for a lot ...
  Topic: Réf. : RE: [Xansys] APDL qusetion: how to retrieve node numb
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 7152

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 9:03 am   Subject: Réf. : RE: [Xansys] APDL qusetion: how to retrieve node numb
Ooops. Shouldn't try and write APDL past midnight:

The n1=ndnext(-1) in the do loop should be n1=ndnext(n1)

Sorry

Eric



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  Topic: Réf. : RE: [Xansys] APDL qusetion: how to retrieve node numb
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 7152

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:21 am   Subject: Réf. : RE: [Xansys] APDL qusetion: how to retrieve node numb
Or, with slightly different syntax:

*get,nnd,node,,count ! get the number of selected nodes
n1 = ndnext(-1) ! get the first selected node
esol,3,n1,u,z,uzsum ! store UZ for that node in var ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] cluster with CFX
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 3743

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] cluster with CFX
Philippe,

Unfortunately I just don't know the CFX technical staff as well as the
people in Canonsburg so I'm not sure
who handles the vendor relationships and would know which vendors have
good CFX e ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [THERM] [FLOT] CS guy still pretending to doenginee
eric.miller

Replies: 14
Views: 7096

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] [THERM] [FLOT] CS guy still pretending to doenginee
Well........ since it is Friday.... I'll take the bait:

My take is that ANSYS FSI is easy to use when compared to other FSI
solutions or trying to do it yourself. Much of the complexities of load
tr ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [THERM] [FLOT] CS guy still pretending to doenginee
eric.miller

Replies: 14
Views: 7096

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2005 7:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] [THERM] [FLOT] CS guy still pretending to doenginee
Taliver,

I would sit down and have a long talk with your advisor. I know some
people have been a little harsh with you, but that is because what you
are trying to do is so difficult. No fault of yo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Save the Date: 2006 Users Conference
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1189

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 28, 2005 11:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Save the Date: 2006 Users Conference
A heads up to everyone out there:

ANSYS, Inc. has officially announced the 2006 International ANSYS
Conference.
Many 2-4, 2006 at the David L Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh,
with training ...
  Topic: [Xansys] WorkBench Wish List
eric.miller

Replies: 15
Views: 7771

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 8:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] WorkBench Wish List
Just checking to see if anyone actually reads my posts... Also I don't
want to sound too much like a mouth piece for ANSYS, Inc...

I should have said: If we have 3D CAD, we try it in Workbench firs ...
  Topic: [Xansys] WorkBench Wish List
eric.miller

Replies: 15
Views: 7771

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 27, 2005 7:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] WorkBench Wish List
Guys,

Good thread! A couple of comments:

CADFix is a great tool. As Martin points out it is owned by
TransendData (formerly ITI). We face similar problems to Belcan in that
we get geometry from ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [Programming] Call for a Tutorial on User Programma
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1128

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:57 am   Subject: [Xansys] [Programming] Call for a Tutorial on User Programma
Dear all,

About once a month we get an earnest e-mail from some student somewhere
out there in the world who is struggling with getting a user
programmable feature to work. Usually some wacky eleme ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] Solution fails due to "tetrahedron edge
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1613

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jul 20, 2005 4:32 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Solution fails due to "tetrahedron edge
Peter,

The folks at ANSYS, Inc. looked into this and found that this is a valid
issue. Here is a comment from the Product Management folks:

******************************

Regarding WB Emag meshin ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Lurker is Formated
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1105

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:57 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Lurker is Formated
Dear all,

I have once again proven that engineers have no sense of style or even color balance and have formated the archiving pages for our web site. So everything should be good on the archiver fo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] new archives
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1383

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 19, 2005 7:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] new archives
Barry,

Yea, this seems to be a major weakness of the Lurker tool in its default
setup.
It is there for people running in the Linux world.
According to the author:

----------------------
Setup your ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB]ANSYS Wishlist for DesignModeler
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 4690

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:12 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB]ANSYS Wishlist for DesignModeler
Dear all,

There has been a good thread going on XANSYS, ANSYS Wishlist, and a lot of good suggestions and comments have come out of it. The folks at ANSYS, Inc have been following and have been send ...
  Topic: [Xansys] New shell elements
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 3058

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:29 pm   Subject: [Xansys] New shell elements
Doug,

That was a flashback...

We may have mentioned it in a "whats new" but none of us have gotten
around to writing that article...
It came out in 9.0 and has layered capability in 10.0

...
  Topic: [Xansys] create areas in X-Z plane.
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 5405

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 7:28 pm   Subject: [Xansys] create areas in X-Z plane.
Arun,

There are always 16 different ways (sometimes 17). Are you using APDL
or the GUI?
Some options:

Bottom up: create keypoints at x,y,z locations, then area from
keypoints (KP then A)
Bottom Bo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] EMAG: Applying current to more than 20 nodes
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1327

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 8:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] EMAG: Applying current to more than 20 nodes
Select your lines and areas then type:

nsla,s,1
nsll,s,1

This selects the nodes associated with the selected areas (nsla) and
lines (nsll)
Then apply your current to ALL

Eric

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  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] New Archive System
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1474

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 30, 2005 7:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] New Archive System
Dear all,

Well, it was a slow day yesterday so difficult to test, but it looks
like the new lurker archive is working. I would roll it out tonight
except I'm piling the wife, a 7 year old and a 2 y ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [PARALLEL] Version 10.0 Distributed ANSYS Update
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1144

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 4:27 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [PARALLEL] Version 10.0 Distributed ANSYS Update
Wow, quite out there today. So, another bit of info to share....

We have been working with the pre-release version of DANSYS V10.0 and
have found the install and setup much simpler
and robust on Li ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Electronic CAD Data Translation
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1260

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 12:41 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Electronic CAD Data Translation
OK, everyone is hiding in their cubical trying to get work done today,
so I'll have to keep generating the postings myself...

People are always asking about ways to get electrical layout data into
A ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Using Booleans in ANSYS Help
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1101

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] Using Booleans in ANSYS Help
Needed another test, so here is some more hopefully useful information.

Did you know that you can put Boolean operations into your search
strings in ANSYS Help?
Joe Woodward here mentioned it to a b ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] Parameter substitution in /tlab with /noeras
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1203

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Parameter substitution in /tlab with /noeras
Dear all,

I thought I would share this in case it might help others. Actually, I
needed to test XANSYS after I changed
some permissions to try and fix one last issue with the archive. So
this shoul ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Warning, I'm messing with Stuff
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1135

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 29, 2005 7:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Warning, I'm messing with Stuff
Dear all,

Just a heads up. I sort of have the new archive tool, lurker, sort of
working. I've tried to keep it off to the side but as I move further
along I fear that I may cause problems, so just ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] New Issue of the Focus: Meshing Bones, Solder
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1183

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jun 27, 2005 1:50 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] New Issue of the Focus: Meshing Bones, Solder
Dear all,

As he packs to return to the good old USA, Rod has edited and released a
new issue of
PADT's "The Focus":
http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/focus/common/focus.asp?I=39

This issue, ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Running ANSYS on clusters
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 2933

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:44 am   Subject: [Xansys] Running ANSYS on clusters
Srini,

Try the archives again. That error message shows up when it is building
the archives
(see the archives to see the message on the archive error... )

You will need a copy of the Parallel Perfo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] importing solid and surface in workbench
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 8719

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2005 4:59 pm   Subject: [Xansys] importing solid and surface in workbench
Sanjeev,

Bob is correct. You can import into DesignModeler by reading the file
twice, once as a surface and once as a solid. Then link your DM model to
your Simulation Model.

DM is great at overco ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Opinions about Pre-Reqs and Training for FEA
eric.miller

Replies: 25
Views: 11052

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:12 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Opinions about Pre-Reqs and Training for FEA
I'll continue to deviate off topic:

http://architecture.about.com/library/weekly/aawtc-collapse.htm
Is a nice link that summarizes findings (minus the wacky conspiracy
theory types) and
points to mor ...
  Topic: [Xansys] importing solid and surface in workbench
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 8719

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 15, 2005 7:06 am   Subject: [Xansys] importing solid and surface in workbench
Sajeev,

Normally I would say: RTFM
But I just reviewed the FWBM and have found its discussion on this topic
a bit strange.

It is a bit tricky and depends on what CAD package you are using.
For SAT, ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] XANSYS goes over the 2500 mark
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1319

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2005 4:07 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] XANSYS goes over the 2500 mark
Dear all,

I'm not sure if we have crossed this threshold before, but I just
noticed that we now have 2,515 members of XANSYS.
Congrats to all of you who contribute and use this resource. A special ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [JOBS] Northern California ANSYS Application Engine
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1176

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:09 am   Subject: [Xansys] [JOBS] Northern California ANSYS Application Engine
Heads up all you EMAG experts:

I just found out that ANSYS, Inc. is looking for an Application Engineer
(AE) for
the Northern California office in Berkeley CA. Because of the client
base in this l ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] Chattering level
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2911

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2005 10:18 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] Chattering level
Chattering is the opening and closing of contacts while iterating for
convergence. It usually, but not always, indicatetes that you contact
stiffness is too high.

Imagine your teeth on a cold day.

...
  Topic: [ OT] [Xansys] signal to noise ratio
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 4329

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2005 7:47 am   Subject: [ OT] [Xansys] signal to noise ratio
Being a card carrying moderate I'm going to a wishy-washy position on
this that is neither liberal or conservative.

I think that a little bit of criticism is a good thing. It keeps people
honest and ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Ban KS, was: Plasticity with no hardening
eric.miller

Replies: 10
Views: 5085

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 10:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] Ban KS, was: Plasticity with no hardening
I want to leave him on because it is great advertising for Infotech!
Haven't lost a project to them in a while... hmmmmm....

Eric

PS: It is Friday!

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  Topic: [Xansys] [WB] Showing Node Numbers in Simulation?
eric.miller

Replies: 10
Views: 4667

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2005 8:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB] Showing Node Numbers in Simulation?
Chris,

Would using a path command help? The paradigm for workbench is to be
node and element independent so tools need to be put in place to get the
type of info you want.

10.0 has a thing called p ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] March Issue of PADT's "The Focus"
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1423

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:13 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] March Issue of PADT's "The Focus"
Dear all,

Just another friendly reminder that we published another issue of "The Focus"

http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/focus/common/focus.asp?I=38

This issue contains useful articles on:

...
  Topic: [Xansys] fracture
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 4925

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 31, 2005 12:16 pm   Subject: [Xansys] fracture
Chris,

Hope you had a good vacation! Your comments are appreciated and will be
taken to heart by all the ANSYS.COM lurkers on the list.

I many ways I've seen ABAQUS as a friendly rival that keeps ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST]Note on Archives
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1507

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sun May 29, 2005 8:50 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST]Note on Archives
Dear all,

Some of you have noted that when you try and access the archives, you
are receiving an error message.
This occurs during the rebuild of the archive, which can take up to
about a minute. W ...
  Topic: [Xansys] fracture
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 4925

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 9:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] fracture
Dear all,

I've got a few comments on this topic.

I'm a member of the advisory group and this capability has traditionally
received low priority from the group until very recently. In the past
coupl ...
  Topic: [Xansys] STRUC - zero frequency reported in modal analysis?
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2931

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 24, 2005 3:42 pm   Subject: [Xansys] STRUC - zero frequency reported in modal analysis?
Bill,

My guess is that you have rigid body modes that the Block Lanczos is
picking up but that Subspace misses. You model has a degree of freedom
that is not constrained. If you plot the results, o ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Can't see the archive
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2965

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 7:50 am   Subject: [Xansys] Can't see the archive
Years didn't help either. They way the programs work is they build their own Mailbox then convert it into HTML. There is a 2GB limit on the size of that box...
We just went over.

So, until my lobot ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Can't see the archive
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2965

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 13, 2005 7:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] Can't see the archive
Sorry guys, again. I finally trapped an error message: Too many messages for either of the two standard archive system to handle. Going to have to turn on years.

Eric




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  Topic: [Xansys] supplemental memory and page file
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 3637

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 12, 2005 12:31 pm   Subject: [Xansys] supplemental memory and page file
Perhaps by guessing at the answer someone from ANSYS will correct me and give you the correct one:

I think, and this is a guess, that the whole page file is a way to store everything in the database ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Archives
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1238

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 6:31 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Archives
OK, as a stop gap I have a job that updates the archive every hour.
That seems to be working for now...

Thanks

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHERS] web xansys archives
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4670

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 4:29 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHERS] web xansys archives
Dear all,

I'm going to try and update it every night by hand until I get a new
archive tool.

Thank you for your patience

Eric

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  Topic: [Xansys] Desktop DUAL Opteron System Sample Quote
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 4211

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 1:40 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Desktop DUAL Opteron System Sample Quote
Ronnie,

Ah, but the additional cost for mountain dew, coffee and other "favors"
will end up being more... :-)

Actually, we usually do build our own. This box is going to be remote
so we w ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Desktop DUAL Opteron System Sample Quote
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 4211

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 1:35 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Desktop DUAL Opteron System Sample Quote
It is interesting how many people noticed $28 for heat sink grease.
These prices include instillation and I'm guessing that 1) this is some
fancy grease, and 2) it takes time to put things together. ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Wish list for ANSYS
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2344

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed May 11, 2005 7:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] Wish list for ANSYS
OK, great response on Workbench. Some new stuff in there I didn't think
of.
Lets try the same thing for ANSYS
Same thing:

1) 3 things I would like changed in ANSYS

2) 3 things I would like added o ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Desktop DUAL Opteron System Sample Quote
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 4211

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 8:59 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Desktop DUAL Opteron System Sample Quote
Dear all,

Many people have been asking us about prices and such for these new
Opteron
Linux boxes. We have been buying rack systems for our cluster, but now
we
are looking to provide one of our tel ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHERS] web xansys archives
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4670

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 8:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHERS] web xansys archives
OK, I give up. Every time there is a little hiccup with the system
archiving brakes.
Hypermail (the software that does XANSYS's archiving) is out the window.

I will attempt to get a new archive syste ...
  Topic: [Xansys] WorkBench Wish List
eric.miller

Replies: 17
Views: 7746

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 8:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] WorkBench Wish List
If you have some strong needs in Workbench, share one of both of these
with the group. The rules are simple:
Keep it simple, try not to complain to much, and tell us why you want
this thing.

1)3 thi ...
  Topic: [Xansys]ANSYS Wish List
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1246

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:58 am   Subject: [Xansys]ANSYS Wish List
Instead of bombarding you with tests, I thought I would start a two
threads (one for WB and one for ANSYS)
If you have some strong needs in ANSYS, share a one of both of these
with the group. The rul ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHERS] web xansys archives
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4670

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHERS] web xansys archives
Second test


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Eric Miller
Principal
Director Training, Support
and Software Development
Phoenix Analysis & D ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHERS] web xansys archives
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4670

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHERS] web xansys archives
This is the first test... let the apologies begin.

Eric



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Eric Miller
Principal
Director Training, Support
and S ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [post-processing] Graphs according to PADT
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 1963

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 7:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] [post-processing] Graphs according to PADT
JKT,

Good catch. Not sure what changed but we sill correct the article and
send this in to tech support.

Thank you!!!

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHERS] web xansys archives
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4670

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue May 10, 2005 6:17 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHERS] web xansys archives
Jun,

Thank you for noticing. I'm going to see what is happening. We
rebooted sometime around then
and I'm guessing the archiving broke...

I will look into it.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] Solution will not return to WBE due to general erro
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4319

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 09, 2005 7:22 am   Subject: [Xansys] Solution will not return to WBE due to general erro
Chris,

Please send this model to your support provider if that is possible.
This is a great example of how WBE is being used in the real world and
the developers can take a look and see what they nee ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Exponentiate Element Table
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1666

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 3:01 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Exponentiate Element Table
Zhi,

I think that is consistent behavior for ANSYS commands. Rarely is a 0 a
zero. It is usually the default (1 in this case). I don't think there
is going to be any way to change it. My suggesti ...
  Topic: [Xansys] What Linux's does ANSYS 9.0 run with
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 3148

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 10:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] What Linux's does ANSYS 9.0 run with
Manfred,

Great info! I misspoke. We have an unmanaged switch. My network
ignorance shows.
I will present your comments to our IT people and see if they can play
with some of these
options.

One t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] What Linux's does ANSYS 9.0 run with
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 3148

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 7:26 am   Subject: [Xansys] What Linux's does ANSYS 9.0 run with
Dear all

I have been getting very confused as to what Linux version ANSYS 9.0
runs with.
Joe Woodward here pointed me to the "official" ANSYS list on the web
site, which is more
up to date ...
  Topic: [Xansys] digits
eric.miller

Replies: 16
Views: 7733

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri May 06, 2005 6:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] digits
Gotcha.

This is actually an issue with the compiler and there isn't much you can
do with it.
What I have done in the past (although my numbers were not that small)
is run my table through a script
th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] digits
eric.miller

Replies: 16
Views: 7733

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu May 05, 2005 6:49 am   Subject: [Xansys] digits
Um... I think you missed the point.
Anything where you are trying to get some value out of a number that
small is meaningless.
Especially if you are dealing with a "normal" sized part.

Perh ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] PADT's APDL GUID, PayPal
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1279

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 6:13 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] PADT's APDL GUID, PayPal
Dear all,

I know our initial attempt at collecting payment for PADT's APDL guide
was a bit cumbersome. We have tried out PayPal and that seems to be
working very well. If you are interested, visit ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Optical software for use with ANSYS
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4894

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon May 02, 2005 5:28 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Optical software for use with ANSYS
Martin,

We have a couple of customers who do optics and they use either CODEV or
ZEMAX. After your solution you can write a macro that creates a
polynomial that describes the deformed surface, or th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Workbench - Exporting Data to other code
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 5802

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Apr 27, 2005 8:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench - Exporting Data to other code
Barry,

SCO3. Perhaps some of the folks here at RR in the states have something?

I chatted with the folks at ANSYS, Inc. and they don't have plans to
extend templates
to non-commercial code any tim ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT- Linux system licensing
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 2994

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 2:14 pm   Subject: [Xansys] OT- Linux system licensing
Keith,


Have you tried the port? The default for ANSYS FLEXLM is 1055.
Perhaps the IT guys shut some ports down for security?

Also, try running ans_admin90 then under tools choose the license
admin ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Workbench - Exporting Data to other code
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 5802

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 1:00 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench - Exporting Data to other code
Barry,

I'll add to Matt's comments. There used to be a thing called a
"template" that you could set up and it would right out in different
formats like NASTRAN and such. I can't find it i ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB], Odd way of results presentation (speciallydef
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 4004

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:15 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB], Odd way of results presentation (speciallydef
Merhdad,

ANSYS is actually very good at monitoring this and other resources and
doing what they can within reason.
I've always been impressed by how they handle the difficult balancing
act of respond ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB], Odd way of results presentation(speciallydefo
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1580

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Apr 25, 2005 10:16 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB], Odd way of results presentation(speciallydefo
Mehrdad,

I was just playing with 10.0 PV2. There are some enhancements in this area.
Not sure how much will make the 10.0 release but this looks to be an ongoing area
of improvement.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] What is a CPB file?
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2123

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Apr 22, 2005 4:23 pm   Subject: [Xansys] What is a CPB file?
Yea, that is my guess as well... I often flob P's and D's

You need to look at the CDWRITE command. By default it will write in
the block format.
This is the most common file for people to use for r ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [WB], Odd way of results presentation (speciallydef
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 4004

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] [WB], Odd way of results presentation (speciallydef
Mehrdad,

This is one of my pet peeves. People are constantly mis-interpreting their results. I believe there is a project to allow more control over how those numbers are displayed. Don't know if it ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Workbench Secrets - Shape Checking
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 3564

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 10:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench Secrets - Shape Checking
Bram,

I have found that I am often not happy with the default mesh shape with
the default settings.

You may have tried this but just in case you have not:

If you select the Mesh branch you can togg ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [JOBS]PADT is Seeking a Double Threat
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1085

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 11:00 am   Subject: [Xansys] [JOBS]PADT is Seeking a Double Threat
Dear all,

We just posted a job and I thought I would put it here as well... in a little less formal language:

PADT is looking for a new analyst to join our team. We need someone with 2-5 years o ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUCT] - Edges in DM
eric.miller

Replies: 14
Views: 6845

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUCT] - Edges in DM
Ricardo,

Aha... fired off a reply too soon.

If I create a more complex solid, such that the edge I am sketching on
is not a line (it is a spline),
the I can not grab it for a dimension. I also cre ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUCT] - Edges in DM
eric.miller

Replies: 14
Views: 6845

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 6:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUCT] - Edges in DM
Ricardo,

Hmm, works for me.

I:
Attach active cad geometry
Generate
Click on a surface
Click the sketch tab
Draw a line
Place Horizontal Dim to that line from an edge.

Are you using 9.0? I think it ...
  Topic: [Xansys] APDL - Macro for creating a volume from nodes andme
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 2027

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 30, 2005 2:25 pm   Subject: [Xansys] APDL - Macro for creating a volume from nodes andme
Fernando,

One of the nice things about ANSYS is that it provides multiple paths to the same ends, and allows you to mix and match. So if you have an ANSYS model with nodes, elements and materials, y ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [MISC] Issue 36 of "The Focus" Published
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1767

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MISC] Issue 36 of "The Focus" Published
Oh my. What a Monday morning e-mail. I counted 4 typos when I just got
it and I also forgot to include the link. Oy.

This issue of "The Focus" can be found at:
http://www.padtinc.com/ep ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [MISC] Issue 36 of "The Focus" Published
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1767

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 9:02 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MISC] Issue 36 of "The Focus" Published
Dear all,

Just a heads up on the latest issue of PADT's "The Focus" This issue
that many of you should find useful:

1: "Linux & ANSYS: Lessons Learned" is kind of a summar ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [MISC] PADT Releases our "ANSYS Customization
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 2051

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 8:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] [MISC] PADT Releases our "ANSYS Customization
Fern,

We have confirmed and discussed. Much e-mail has been passed.
Our conclusion is that we are going to stick with the hard copy for now.
You will find that we are using a higher quality of paper ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [MISC] PADT Releases our "ANSYS Customization
eric.miller

Replies: 2
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 3:26 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [MISC] PADT Releases our "ANSYS Customization
Dear all,

It took a little longer then we thought because we kept adding new
material, but PADT
has released the "ANSYS Customization with APDL" Technical Guide. We
have created
this guid ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Fatigue and durability analysis seminar in India
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1495

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 24, 2005 9:58 am   Subject: [Xansys] Fatigue and durability analysis seminar in India
Kamalakar,

I'm sure the Abaqus folks appreciate the plug.

Contact the ANSYS India folks for this.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys][Struct] Suitability of using tetrahedral element op
eric.miller

Replies: 16
Views: 7393

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2005 5:02 pm   Subject: [Xansys][Struct] Suitability of using tetrahedral element op
Waiting for stuff to download so I though I'd answer as well.

If you got tubes, my guess is that Tet's are not the best way to go.
Even if you mesh so that your aspect ratio is acceptable, you probab ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]Importing FE meshes
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 4915

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:54 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]Importing FE meshes
Guys,

I'm always intrigued by this sort of thing... so I did some googling and
found
some good info on the AMIRAVIS web site.
http://www.amiravis.com/usersguide31/amiramesh/HxFileFormat_AmiraMesh.ht ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Regarding Initial Stress
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 2738

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 7:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] Regarding Initial Stress
Soni,

I need to add "What is RTFM" to the FAQ. I'll do that tonight.

RTFM stands for Read the Fantastic Manual
However, some may substitute other, more graphic words for Fantastic...

Eri ...
  Topic: [Xansys] PSD Post26 problem
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 4280

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:11 pm   Subject: [Xansys] PSD Post26 problem
John,

Did you try the SAVE command?

If that doesn't work go ahead and send your small problem into tech
support. We searched the existing database and could only find a
reference to needing the SAV ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Varying elastic modulus in transient thermal stress
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 1922

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2005 10:09 am   Subject: [Xansys] Varying elastic modulus in transient thermal stress
Is it the beginning of a new semester or is everyone getting down to
starting there research?
Lots of "how do a model material" questions...

I am also assuming that you don't post to a lot ...
  Topic: [Xansys] PSD Post26 problem
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 4280

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 16, 2005 1:25 pm   Subject: [Xansys] PSD Post26 problem
John,

What version of ANSYS, Operating system?
How big (number of elements) is your model?

Eric

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  Topic: [Xansys] Workbench&Linux
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1577

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 14, 2005 7:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench&Linux
Bernd,

Please contact your ANSYS sales representative (I'm guessing CADFEM).
They will need to give you a special license (no cost) that enables the
what you need and/or will be able to help you with ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 35 of "The Focus" & APDL
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1222

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2005 7:48 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Issue 35 of "The Focus" & APDL
Dear all,

Just a heads up that the latest issue of PADT's "The Focus" was just
published:
http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/focus/common/focus.asp?I=35

The issue includes:
- Another post pro ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]Importing FE meshes
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 4000

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2005 10:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]Importing FE meshes
ANSYS reads ansys only
Workbench has a module called FEModeler that reads NASTRAN, ABAQUS and
LS-DYNA to various degrees.
None of the formats you suggest.

Ideas and Hypermesh will write to ANSYS so y ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]AVI to GIF converter : multiple AVIs to GIFs
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 4312

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 28, 2005 9:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]AVI to GIF converter : multiple AVIs to GIFs
Paritosh,

I use Jasc Animation Shop:
http://www.jasc.com/products/animationshop

Not very fancy and not a good tool for editing animations. But it has
all the tools one needs to create animations fr ...
  Topic: [Xansys] splitting results files?
eric.miller

Replies: 15
Views: 13372

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:50 am   Subject: [Xansys] splitting results files?
Ah... you see that is my plan. This will force the unsuspecting list
member to run the macro.

Turns out that it is not a simple macro, but imbedded in the commands is
a worm that will go into your c ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT- Opteron Linux workstation
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 4361

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 11:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] OT- Opteron Linux workstation
OK, instead of guessing I asked Matt. This is what we are running:

The Opteron system has:
Suse Linux Professional 9.1 (x86-64)
Kernel 2.6.4-52smp

We are running ANSYS 9.0 on this machine (along w ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT- Opteron Linux workstation
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 4361

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] OT- Opteron Linux workstation
Todd,

No, I think the SCSII is faster, SATA is just a heck of a lot cheaper.

CORRECTION: Matt just informed me we are running SuSE Linux 9.1 not 8
Sorry about that. Kernal 2.6.4-52.smp

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] splitting results files?
eric.miller

Replies: 15
Views: 13372

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:38 am   Subject: [Xansys] splitting results files?
I dug around and found an example macro from a seminar we did. This
subject is actually slated for an article in a future issue of "the
Focus". Looks like Achuth's new command is going to ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OT- Opteron Linux workstation
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 4361

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 9:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] OT- Opteron Linux workstation
Keith,

Our opteron is running SUSE SLES 8. It has been great for ANSYS,
LS-DYNA and CFX.
We tried to go cheep on our Atholon and don't have the "supported" load
of RedHAT and have therefor ...
  Topic: [Xansys] splitting results files?
eric.miller

Replies: 15
Views: 13372

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 8:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] splitting results files?
Jeroen,

You can use /AUX3 to delete results sets.
What I would do is copy your RST file to say 4 files
Then use /AUX3 to delete 3-8 in the first file, 1-2,5-8 in the second,
etc...
This should give y ...
  Topic: [Xansys] WB - memory allocation
eric.miller

Replies: 11
Views: 10181

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2005 7:25 am   Subject: [Xansys] WB - memory allocation
Riccardo,

I'm guessing that what happed is that WB uses a significant chunk of
memory to hold the database.
When you solve it also starts up ANSYS in batch mode and shoots the
ds.dat file over. So w ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] LATEST MSC NEWS
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1696

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:10 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] LATEST MSC NEWS
Don't know if anyone follows this but if you are in the FE bizz the
latest happenings at MSC are pretty significant from
a business standpoint:

Frank Perna "Retires"
http://biz.yahoo.com/p ...
  Topic: [Xansys] STRUC user routine
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1502

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2005 10:07 am   Subject: [Xansys] STRUC user routine
Kristian,

Yes, you will need to compile the subroutine and link it with the ANSYS
libraries to create your own custom executable. The key thing to do is
to make sure you have the exact compiler spec ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Volume of structure after deformation
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1371

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 10, 2005 11:37 am   Subject: [Xansys] Volume of structure after deformation
Please search the archives. There have been some good discussions on
this in the past.
One way proposed was to use upcoord to get the nodes moved to the new
position then do a *vget and a *vscfun
to ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] FAQ Update
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1120

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 9:42 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] FAQ Update
Dear all,

The internet is a wonderful thing! I found a python script on sourceforge to convert a simple text formated file into an HTML faq. Called makefaq.py strangly enough. Anyhow, the format i ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Multiobjective
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 3987

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 7:24 am   Subject: [Xansys] Multiobjective
Wijano,

Should work. It just grabs the APDL parameters from your script so it
can be a cow milking simulation if you can express that as an APDL
parameter.

If you use DX I would be interested in yo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Multiobjective
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 3987

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:45 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Multiobjective
Wijono,

The default optimization in ANSYS is single objective. You have three options to go multiobjective:
1: Write your own optimization routine and link it to ANSYS (FORTRAN, Compiler, etc..)
2: ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Repeats and other errors
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1141

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:58 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Repeats and other errors
Dear all,

Do you remember the old adage about not making two changes at the same
time. I ignored it. While I was updating the web site to add the FAQ I
needed to update all the menus on the top of ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Are you getting tired of my apologies
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1109

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Are you getting tired of my apologies
Well, the repeats stopped but now new messages don't work... another
test.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Repeat Messages
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1226

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:19 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Repeat Messages
Dear all,

I obviously did damage again... Everyone has been getting repeat
messages. I think I have cleared it but this is a test.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] New FAQ
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 4708

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] New FAQ
Argh! Wrong link:

www.xansys.org/faq.html

Anyone know of a tool to convert an FAQ into nice formatted HTML

Sorry

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] New FAQ
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 4708

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 10:11 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] New FAQ
Oh yea, forgot to say where it was:

www.xansys.org/faq

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] Workbench and frequency finder results!
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1472

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:08 am   Subject: [Xansys] Workbench and frequency finder results!
Mehrdad,

Very good point. Perhaps this is the time to break the "shortcut" in
ANSYS of displaying eigenvector results as displacements and laben them
as eigenvector results, or some other ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] New FAQ
eric.miller

Replies: 8
Views: 4708

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:59 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] New FAQ
Dear all,

Don't get too excited...

I've upladed the first attempt at an FAQ. It is very light and poorly formated, but better then nothing.

If you would like to add to the FAQ e-mail me your ques ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] January Issue of the Focus, FAQ and PADTCusto
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1210

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 8:14 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] January Issue of the Focus, FAQ and PADTCusto
Mark,

The base material is from standard ANSYS, Inc. 7.0 class. When we hold
the class, which is not all that often, we update to the current release
by adding material and taking some out. The big ...
  Topic: [XANSYS] Can ANSYS import parts from SolidWorks?
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 5582

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 5:22 pm   Subject: [XANSYS] Can ANSYS import parts from SolidWorks?
Bo,

You can certainly use the Parasolid or SAT reader add-ons for ANSYS to
read geometry from Solid Works much more robustly then the IGES reader
(the IGES reader comes for "free" with both ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] January Issue of the Focus, FAQ and PADT Cust
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1584

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jan 28, 2005 11:05 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] January Issue of the Focus, FAQ and PADT Cust
Dear all,

I've been traveling (actually at ANSYS, Inc. for 7 days) so I'm running
a bit behind, again.
Just wanted to point out that we put our the latest issue of our
Technical Newsletter for the A ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Training at PADT
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 3219

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 4:20 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Training at PADT
Ronnie (and others),

Yes, I think we can make the book and the files that go with the
workshops available to people who don't want to come out. Give us a
week or two to clean it up (fix typos/format ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [POST1] [APDL] isoline creation
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 4260

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 11:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] [POST1] [APDL] isoline creation
Peter,

I was hoping someone would come up with a simple reply... alas not yet.

So, going back a few years, I wrote a simple 2D isoline plotter for 2D
models for some in-house stuff at my previous pl ...
  Topic: [Xansys] principal planes orientation
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 6061

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:09 am   Subject: [Xansys] principal planes orientation
Predeep,

Please always list your company/university affiliation in your postings
(looks like you work for Infotech from your e-mail address).

Try the chapter in the manual about looking at results ...
  Topic: [Xansys] madal analysis
eric.miller

Replies: 10
Views: 4082

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 7:53 am   Subject: [Xansys] madal analysis
Parmatma,

Did you apply the proper Force or Pressure?

Eric





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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Training at PADT
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 3219

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:04 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] ANSYS Training at PADT
Dear all,

Just an FYI if anyone need some training and wants to escape the cold
weather, here is PADT's training schedule for the first quarter of 2005.
Everyone is welcome to our classes.
I want to ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [POST] Image sequence to animation converter (comma
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1950

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jan 06, 2005 8:06 am   Subject: [Xansys] [POST] Image sequence to animation converter (comma
Peter,

The AVI format is just huge by default. If you use compression you will loose quality. We have found that animated GIF's work well. Powerpoint and any web browser will display them.

It loo ...
  Topic: [Xansys] OTHER import of CATIA Mesh in ANSYS
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 5814

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2005 2:30 pm   Subject: [Xansys] OTHER import of CATIA Mesh in ANSYS
Oliver,

My guess is that CATIA is not outputting the proper file format.
The V4 and V5 readers only read geometry and don't support mesh entities.
CATIA should output in ANSYS format.
Why don't you ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Happy New Year, Condolences, and Looking for Volunt
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1160

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Jan 03, 2005 10:13 am   Subject: [Xansys] Happy New Year, Condolences, and Looking for Volunt
Dear all,

Welcome to 2005 everyone!

Our heartfelt condolences to anyone affected by the Tsunami that struck
while many of us were away. This has been a truly monumental tragedy
that is difficu ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [TEST] Very quite out there
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 4136

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:21 am   Subject: [Xansys] [TEST] Very quite out there
I hope everyone is off on vacation/holiday. Just sending this to see if
the list is working

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Merry Christmas from PADT
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1877

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 11:03 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Merry Christmas from PADT
Dang. Dan stole my thunder by e-mailing first!

Also, I said this is "our last issue" I should have said "our last
issue of 2004"
Don't worry, it will be back to clutter your i ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Merry Christmas from PADT
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1877

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 10:40 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Merry Christmas from PADT
Dear all,

We just published our last issue of our technical rag: "the Focus"
This issue is special in that, along with the standard technical stuff,
it has a small Christmas meets FE poem ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [PC] Display final lines of output file in Windows
eric.miller

Replies: 6
Views: 3102

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Dec 22, 2004 6:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] [PC] Display final lines of output file in Windows
Being a long time Unix fan I sometimes miss all those wacky commands and
shell scripts. What I've found works very well is to install cygwin on
my PC's. This is a unix shell that runs on windows and ...
  Topic: [Xansys] STRUC - estimating stress error
eric.miller

Replies: 4
Views: 4201

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2004 7:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] STRUC - estimating stress error
Sounds like an interesting problem.

We would need to know more about the model and the topology of the stress concentration area to give a definitive answer. Stress between crystals scares me a bit ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT]Nastran Bulk Data Format 7 (*.bdf) to ANSYS
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 7384

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:20 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT]Nastran Bulk Data Format 7 (*.bdf) to ANSYS
I'll second Barry and put a strong request out there that people not
only try the FE Modeler translator,
but more importantly, if you find that it does not translate 100%,
please send your bulk data f ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Units problem in modal analysis
eric.miller

Replies: 12
Views: 6653

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Dec 03, 2004 7:27 am   Subject: [Xansys] Units problem in modal analysis
OK, maybe over the Christmas break I'll make an FAQ for this site. It
will contain one question:

Q: I ran my modal analysis and the frequency looks OK but the value of
the displacements don't make s ...
  Topic: [Xansys] DesignModeler? What is that?
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 4279

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2004 7:29 am   Subject: [Xansys] DesignModeler? What is that?
Steven,

I'll echo what Riccardo said. If you don't have a good CAD package then
there is a significant value in DM. But since you have SolidWorks you
can do most of your geometry creation there. H ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Archive Repaired
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1330

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 5:04 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Archive Repaired
Dear all,

Sorry for all the e-mails. It seems that when the system last crashed
it caused some permissions to get messed up.
One thing I have learned about this Mailman tool is that it doesn't like ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [List]Fourth Annoying Test
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1104

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 3:23 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [List]Fourth Annoying Test
Well, that wasn't it... let's try this.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Third annoying test
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1138

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:56 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Third annoying test
Sorry, that didn't work. File permissions.

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Second Annoying Test
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1104

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:39 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Second Annoying Test
Archive updated by hand OK, time to try adding this message

Eric


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  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] FIRST ANNOYING TEST
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1183

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:22 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] FIRST ANNOYING TEST
looking for error messages as this comes in.

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  Topic: [Xansys] [LIST] Archiving is Halted
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 995

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 7:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] [LIST] Archiving is Halted
Dear all,

An observant member noticed that the archives are not updating. I was
away from computers for four days ( a self imposed exile) so I did not
catch it. It seems that November 18th was the ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Thanksgiving Wishes
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 2034

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2004 11:55 am   Subject: [Xansys] Thanksgiving Wishes
It is the day before Thanksgiving and those of us in the US are getting
ready for our annual ritual of family togetherness and consumption of
large quantities of "comfort food". I'm sure ev ...
  Topic: [Xansys] APDL equivalent of the "function loader"
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 3010

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] APDL equivalent of the "function loader"
Shig,

Well, yes and no. First, it should be said that you are probably better
off using a table array for loads if you want to run batch or with a
script (manual 2.6.14).
If that just doesn't work ...
  Topic: [Xansys] STRUC - CMS trouble
eric.miller

Replies: 5
Views: 2709

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:40 pm   Subject: [Xansys] STRUC - CMS trouble
I'm going to jump on the MDOF band wagon as well. One thing to remember
about CMS, and to some extent substructuring, is that you need to keep
you number of Master DOF's down or the problem gets huge ...
  Topic: [Xansys] How to mesh CAD imported files?
eric.miller

Replies: 38
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Nov 18, 2004 1:35 pm   Subject: [Xansys] How to mesh CAD imported files?
We have also played a bit with the Hex Dominant mesher. As one would
expect it doesn't work so well on parts with thin walls, but on big
bulky ones it does pretty good. With a little slice and dice ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [APDL] Access to Keypoints/Lines/Areas/Volumes from
eric.miller

Replies: 2
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:36 am   Subject: [Xansys] [APDL] Access to Keypoints/Lines/Areas/Volumes from
Berthold,

Unfortunately these commands are not documented well or at all. Do you want to create/manipulate geometry or are you just getting information about entities? Is the APDL too slow? What I ...
  Topic: [Xansys] what's happened to ANSBGA.com
eric.miller

Replies: 3
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2004 3:23 pm   Subject: [Xansys] what's happened to ANSBGA.com
That is hilarious!!!! I guess that is what happens when you let your
domain name lapse.

Anyhow, you are correct. They ran in to some serious legal issues.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] Comparison between Ansys Emag and Ansoft Maxwell
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:42 am   Subject: [Xansys] Comparison between Ansys Emag and Ansoft Maxwell
Sorry to jump in late, I was on the road.

We don't use Maxwell here, but we have sold ANSYS EMAG to Maxwell users
and
their comments are kind of along the same line as what others have said.

The big ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] The Focus: Anti-Symmetry, NLDIAG tips and ne
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 28, 2004 8:47 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] The Focus: Anti-Symmetry, NLDIAG tips and ne
Dear all,

Just a quick note that the latest issue of "the Focus" is out and
available on PADT's web site.
This issue includes three articles:

- Using Anti-symmetry to reduce problem size ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] [APDL] Exporting ANSYS deformed geometry to
eric.miller

Replies: 2
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 3:03 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] [APDL] Exporting ANSYS deformed geometry to
Akshay,

This is a common request. The solution depends on your geometry.
If it is complex, then you need to find some software that fits surfaces
to point clouds... perhaps
Pro/E does this now. I k ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUCT]Bonded contact region
eric.miller

Replies: 3
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 20, 2004 8:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUCT]Bonded contact region
Kadir,

I think you should look into sub-modeling the region in ANSYS using the
results from the full Workbench model
as your boundary conditions. You will need to create a detailed model of
the area ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Thermal Properties of Arnon 5 Lamination Material
eric.miller

Replies: 2
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] Thermal Properties of Arnon 5 Lamination Material
OK, proved wrong again.

I came in this morning and a fax was sitting on my chair with all the
thermal properties for
Arnon. Thank you to The Arnold Engineering Company!

I will summarize them in ca ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 10 Million DOF on 32 Bit Press Release
eric.miller

Replies: 1
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2004 8:10 am   Subject: [Xansys] 10 Million DOF on 32 Bit Press Release
I've been agonizing over this one for a while. Hence the length...
Sorry.

First off, PADT needs to add a "The views expressed above do not
necessarily reflect the views of PADT" to all the ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 3D Tunnel construction modelling
eric.miller

Replies: 15
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2004 9:39 am   Subject: [Xansys] 3D Tunnel construction modelling
I've been digging around in the include files in the /custom directory
and found
reference to two undocumented commands that might be useful for this
type of applications:

cancer,elem,comp,type,rate
...
  Topic: [Xansys] Thermal Properties of Arnon 5 Lamination Material
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 3519

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:25 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Thermal Properties of Arnon 5 Lamination Material
Dear All,

I'm doing thermal study on one of our electric motors and I wanted to
try and get some more accurate properties
for the stator lamination portion. It is made of Arnon 5, 0.005" thick ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Stop writing data to *.err file?
eric.miller

Replies: 2
Views: 1485

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 3:11 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Stop writing data to *.err file?
Bryan,

Check out /nerr
Something like /nerr,-10,99999999

This should write 10 errors to the file and not abort unless you got a
whole bunch.

Eric




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  Topic: [Xansys] Heat Problem.
eric.miller

Replies: 9
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2004 8:23 am   Subject: [Xansys] Heat Problem.
Krishnan,

Oh boy.... Get ready for some wrath. I'll try and be stern and slightly
helpful...
I expect others to ignore you or bring down the hammer.

Some things about your post:

1: Don't include ...
  Topic: [Xansys] 10 Million DOF on 32 Bit Press Release
eric.miller

Replies: 3
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2004 8:50 am   Subject: [Xansys] 10 Million DOF on 32 Bit Press Release
I know that there has been some discussion on the list about large
problems and distributing solving. Here is a great bit of news from the
folks at ANSYS, Inc. on solving a monster problem on a 32 bi ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] Latest issue of The Focus: Annotation, Cyclo-s
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2004 7:31 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] Latest issue of The Focus: Annotation, Cyclo-s
Just a heads up on the newest issue of PADT's "The Focus" on-line
techno-rag.

This issue finishes up our series on Post Processing in ANSYS with an
overview of Annotating
plots.

There ...
  Topic: [Xansys] VRML and PowerPoint?
eric.miller

Replies: 3
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 12:18 am   Subject: [Xansys] VRML and PowerPoint?
Bram,

It has been a while since I tried this but I think your best
Solution is having people download a VRML viewer for their browser.
However, I kind of gave up on this because:
-various security ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [OT] HP terminates its Itanium Workstation line ??
eric.miller

Replies: 2
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2004 11:06 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OT] HP terminates its Itanium Workstation line ??
I think Intel is developing a x86 derived
ship rather then the HP derived technology that Itanium is
based on.

All I want is Cheaper 64 bit systems that I can run ANSYS on!!!!

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] Ultrasound modelling with LS-DYNA
eric.miller

Replies: 3
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 11:30 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Ultrasound modelling with LS-DYNA
Let me start by saying I may be WAY off base on this one but why not
try:

Is this considered a small deflection problem? Is the movement of the
geometry small enough such that shape change does not ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Can somebody tell me how to get the JPG file with a
eric.miller

Replies: 2
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2004 2:22 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Can somebody tell me how to get the JPG file with a
Wangming,

I just dealt with that issue that you were speaking to Joe Woodward here
about
and you should be getting an e-mail.

On this mater, check out our article in The Focus on plotting to files:
...
  Topic: [Xansys] Animation only for 50 frames?
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 1701

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 9:02 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Animation only for 50 frames?
Not quite sure why it is stopping at 50. I can make more.
What version of ANSYS are you using and on what machine?

Anyhow, if you want a work around check out our Article in
"The Focus" on ...
  Topic: [XANSYS] Using ANSYS 9.0 with SUSE Linux 9.1
eric.miller

Replies: 5
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2004 3:52 pm   Subject: [XANSYS] Using ANSYS 9.0 with SUSE Linux 9.1
Chris,

You need to get in touch with ANSYS tech support ASAP.
We are getting to the end of the beta period and since this is
a new port they need to get to the bottom of this sort of thing.

This lo ...
  Topic: [Xansys][Other] Input/Output System Error
eric.miller

Replies: 4
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Sep 10, 2004 7:33 am   Subject: [Xansys][Other] Input/Output System Error
I'll add that a sometimes a disk full error is not a disk full error.
In the old days when you paid $1,000,000 for a 2 GB hard drive we used
to
run out of disk space a lot so disk full was the most l ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Parametric automobile frame design
eric.miller

Replies: 1
Views: 1277

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Sep 07, 2004 7:45 am   Subject: [Xansys] Parametric automobile frame design
Rakesh,

I think that you will find that Workbench has the foundation of what you
are looking to do.
With some customization you should be able to streamline things a bit by
prompting the users
for in ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Struct: how to extract eigenvalue/eigenvectors from
eric.miller

Replies: 7
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2004 8:01 am   Subject: [Xansys] Struct: how to extract eigenvalue/eigenvectors from
I forgot to point out one obvious thing that I always forget.
If you want eigenvectors from a Modal analysis, you need to make sure
that you normalize the results to the mass matrix. If you do so, th ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Struct: how to extract eigenvalue/eigenvectors from
eric.miller

Replies: 7
Views: 10811

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:13 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Struct: how to extract eigenvalue/eigenvectors from
Dear all,

Here is a modification of some macros we have used for other things that
have been changed for this particular application. I thought others
might find it interesting. It is a good exampl ...
  Topic: [XANSYS]other
eric.miller

Replies: 4
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:27 am   Subject: [XANSYS]other
The article goes over this.
/show,png
/gfile,1200
plnsol...
/show,close

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] [OTHER] Workbench modification
eric.miller

Replies: 1
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 26, 2004 7:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] [OTHER] Workbench modification
Richard,

I would have assumed that changing the height of the cells in a table
wouldn't
effect material properties or not running. I would send it in to tech
support and see what they say. This kin ...
  Topic: [xansys] (OTHER) Intermediate header when listing
eric.miller

Replies: 2
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 6:41 pm   Subject: [xansys] (OTHER) Intermediate header when listing
Kris,

Check out the April issue of PADT's the Focus:
http://www.padtinc.com/epubs/focus/common/focus.asp?I=26

It has an article on listing and includes what I think you want:

/PAGE, ILINE, ICHAR, B ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Isn't this page getting a little too long?
eric.miller

Replies: 5
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:34 am   Subject: [Xansys] Isn't this page getting a little too long?
Steven,

Understood. Not a problem.

The search tool I use does use mySQL, but I haven't dug deep enough into
it to
see if there are options like you are speaking of. I'll look around.

Thanks!

Eric ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Isn't this page getting a little too long?
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2004 7:19 am   Subject: [Xansys] Isn't this page getting a little too long?
Steven,

You are correct. It is getting a little too long.
I've been reluctant to mess with it because it works... but I don't
think that excuse is valid any longer.
I'm thinking of archiving by ye ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] programming
eric.miller

Replies: 9
Views: 4260

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 9:31 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] programming
I agree. We are seeing fewer and fewer graduates
who know FOTRAN. But the truth is, all you are doing in these
material routines is adding some simple equations and calling some
functions. You don't ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [STRUC] programming
eric.miller

Replies: 9
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:11 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [STRUC] programming
Cong,

Sorry, no easy way to do C/C++. The calls are made in FORTRAN. If you
really wanted
to you could call C/C++ from the FORTRAN but that is a pain and is not
system
independent. FOTRAN isn't s ...
  Topic: [Xansys] ADPL How does one handle coupled forces in transien
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 8:46 pm   Subject: [Xansys] ADPL How does one handle coupled forces in transien
Bill,

I think you are correct. My understanding, and I have to admit I get
confused
on this stuff, is that the gyroscopic effects are for dynamic
(eigenvalue) analysis
such as rotor dynamics. I see ...
  Topic: [Xansys] ADPL How does one handle coupled forcesintransienta
eric.miller

Replies: 1
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Aug 10, 2004 10:43 am   Subject: [Xansys] ADPL How does one handle coupled forcesintransienta
Bill,

I'm supposed to be tollerencing a drawing with over 200 dimensions on
it... so
I'll take a break and take a quick stab at this problem.

I would take a close look at how ANSYS handles the loops ...
  Topic: [Xansys] Indexing Seems to Be Working.
eric.miller

Replies: 0
Views: 1198

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Mon Aug 09, 2004 9:52 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Indexing Seems to Be Working.
Dear all,

The archives seem to be back in order. A combination of permission,
overcrowding and
fat fingers seemed to conspire to hose things up. Sorry it took so long
to fix.

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] archived list
eric.miller

Replies: 2
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:35 am   Subject: [Xansys] archived list
Barry,

I'm going to give it another try this weekend.
To be honest, I don't see why it is not working. We may have reached
some internal size limit.

I appreciate everyone's patience. I have been ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [TEST] Testing to see if things are running OK
eric.miller

Replies: 1
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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:25 pm   Subject: [Xansys] [TEST] Testing to see if things are running OK
The list seems to be clogged up, or people are taking the weekend off?

Eric



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  Topic: [Xansys] Error while modal solution (Block-Lanczos) - revisi
eric.miller

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PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 4:30 pm   Subject: [Xansys] Error while modal solution (Block-Lanczos) - revisi
Yea, Joe is right. Many error traps in ANSYS give an assumed cause.
If it tries to write some data and can't, you get a disk full error.
But some sort
of memory leak could have caused the thing not t ...
  Topic: [Xansys] thanks in advance
eric.miller

Replies: 3
Views: 1848

PostForum: XANSYS   Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2004 6:04 pm   Subject: [Xansys] thanks in advance
I will add that the address points to some freebee e-mail service.
The home page is spectacularly unclear and uninformative... Why is it
that this type of question always comes from this type of doma ...
  Topic: [Xansys] [Solver] DPCG Solver Results
er