September 25, 2018 at 12:50 amJakeSubscriber
I am having an issue with my computer or setup when I am running a parametric analysis. In this parametric analysis my computer is crashing due to excessive disc space by some component of the simulation. My setup is the following. I have geometry of a motor parametrized in Solidworks, using global variables. I have the Solidworks model imported into Workbench. I have Workbench connected to Ansys Maxwell 2D. In Ansys Maxwell 2D I am using a magnetostatic solver. The Solidworks model has 6 global variables that can manipulate the geometry. I also am using a global variable defined in Ansys Maxwell 2D, which allows me to rotate the stator at degree increments. I have a virtual torque measurement on the stator, and a balloon as the boundary. To simulate I am loading an excel file, which specifies the geometry and angle of the stator.
I would like to know what is using this excessive disc space. Is there a better method to running parametric simulations. If so a detailed explanation would be very nice to have.
September 25, 2018 at 1:01 ampglAnsys Employee
Have you tried using the Optimetrics application available with Maxwell?
September 25, 2018 at 2:15 amJakeSubscriber
I am running a Monte Carlo analysis, so I need the flexibility to import an excel file that contains my randomly generated geometry parameters. Have you, or anyone at Ansys ever connected Solidworks to Maxwell 2D?
September 28, 2018 at 3:33 amJakeSubscriber
So I have a better grasp of my problem now. On my computer I have 2 drives called c and e. The e drive has the most space, and the c drive is almost full. I have the working directory and temporary directory of Ansys workbench set to the e drive. When I run my simulations as described above, the temporary files are being stored on the c drive. Why is this occurring? Additionally, the temporary files are quite large in size, require a lot of disc space, and they do not go away after the simulation is complete. Is there any way of limiting the size of these temporary files?
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Boost Ansys Fluent Simulations with AWS
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) helps engineers design products in which the flow of fluid components is a significant challenge. These different use cases often require large complex models to solve on a traditional workstation. Click here to join this event to learn how to leverage Ansys Fluids on the cloud, thanks to Ansys Gateway powered by AWS.
Earth Rescue – An Ansys Online Series
The climate crisis is here. But so is the human ingenuity to fight it. Earth Rescue reveals what visionary companies are doing today to engineer radical new ideas in the fight against climate change. Click here to watch the first episode.
Subscribe to the Ansys Blog to get great new content about the power of simulation delivered right to your email on a weekly basis. With content from Ansys experts, partners and customers you will learn about product development advances, thought leadership and trends and tips to better use Ansys tools. Sign up here.
- simulation completed with execution error on server
- Signing up as ANSYS Support Coordinator
- How to export Ansys Maxwell simulation results for post-processing in matlab or in .csv file
- Maxwell, HFSS or Q3D?
- Unable to assign correctly the excitations in a coil
- Running ANSYS HFSS on the HPC (it runs on Linux only)
- Running ANSYS HFSS on multiple nodes on SLURM based cluster
- Intersect errors with model with complex structure
- Number of parallel paths in Ansys Maxwell
© 2023 Copyright ANSYS, Inc. All rights reserved.