is it possible to see how long a simulation takes? Or how long each design point takes to compute in a parameter study?
After a Structural model has solved in Mechanical, click on the Solution Information folder and under the first line, select Solution Statistics. The window will show Time to Solve. You can also find the Elapsed Time on the last line of the Solve.out file which shows up in Mechanical in Solution Output.
I generally figure out how long a single design point takes and don't expect them to differ by much so I just multiply the time for one by the number of design points to get an estimate of the total time. If you are doing geometry updates, that can be a significant overhead compared with the solution time if the solution time is very short.
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