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Ansys Maxwell 2D uses excessive disc space

    • Jake
      Subscriber

      Hello,


      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.


      Thank you 

    • pgl
      Ansys Employee

      Have you tried using the Optimetrics application available with Maxwell?


      See here.

    • Jake
      Subscriber

      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? 

    • Jake
      Subscriber

      Hello PGL,


       


      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?


      Thank you,


      Jake

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