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Updates

l Solver Component Result Scoping


l Beam-Beam Contact
l F11 key (full screen mode)
l Searchable details view
l Updated legend min/max each animation frame
l Quick Start Guide for ACT scripting
l Additional Manufacturing and Response For Topological Optimization
l Combined Static and Modal Response For Topological Optimization
l Cross section manager
l Workbench LS-DYNA

18.0 enhancements

Solver Component Result Scoping


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Scope results to material, element or element type ID's.

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Beam-Beam Contact
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New native support for beam-beam contact.

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Full screen graphical window


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F11 key now allows graphical window to move to full screen.

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Searchable details view


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Searchable lists make selection faster.

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Updated legend min/max each animation frame


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Animation legend update controls.

Quick Start Guide for ACT scripting


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New ACT quick start guide added to help system.

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Additional Manufacturing and Response Constraints For


Topological Optimization
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Topology Optimization controls extended with new manufacturing and response


controls.

Combined Static and Modal Response For Topological


Optimization
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Combine static and modal load cases in Topological Optimizations.

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Cross section manager


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All imported cross sections now included in new cross section manager inside
Mechanical. In addition, bodies can be colored by cross section.

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Workbench LS-DYNA
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Workbench LS-DYNA extension is now included in the standard installation. Use


the Extension Manager on the project page to enable it.

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18.0 Enhancements

Major Efforts Ease of Use Enhancements

l Topological Optimization l Selection Toolbar


l Improved FE Import l Simple Node/Element Selection by ID
l Alphabetic Tree Sorting
l Export result Image to ANSYS 3D Viewer File
l Simple Geometry Creation inside Mechanical
l Export Rigid Dynamics configuration to a downstream analysis

Physics Enhancements Popular User Feature Requests

l Pretension a Beam Connection l Enhanced Probes


l Beam submodeling l Contact Results in Thermal Analysis
l Trace plots for Positional Probes l Premeshed Cyclic
l Fatigue in Harmonic and PSD l User Specified Scratch Solver Directory

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l External Data: Direct Assignment Material Mapping l Frequency Response Enhancements


l Rotation Acceleration l Free standing remote points

18.1 enhancements

Major Efforts

Topological Optimization
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New native topology optimization system.

Original geometry Optimized topology

Improved FE Import
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Import of FE models via External Model is Faster, More Robust and brings in
more Data.

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l New Geometry Synthesis Algorithm


More Robust and up to 10x Faster Imports

Import of Mixed Solid/Shell Parts


l Import of new FE Entities from ANSYS, ABAQUS, and NASTRAN
Element Orientations (Including *Orientation)

Nodal Orientations
Masses
Springs
Constrain Equations and Couplings (ANSYS CEs and CPs, NASTRAN
MPC, ABAQUS *MPC/*EQUATION)
Remote Connectors (NASTRAN RBE2/RBE3, ABAQUS Kinematic
coupling and Distribution coupling)

Ease of Use Enhancements

Selection Toolbar
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Simple and easy way to create graphical selections.

Simple Node/Element Selection by ID

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Select a node/element by a single mouse click.

Alphabetic Tree Sorting


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Before After

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Export result Image to ANSYS 3D Viewer File


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Export AVZ file for viewing results without full product installation.

Simple Geometry Creation inside Mechanical


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Quickly create simple geometry (a box) inside Mechanical without going back
into CAD.

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Export Rigid Dynamics configuration to a downstream analysis


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From the Project Schematic, Workbench and Mechanical enable you to link and
transfer the updated assembly configuration from a Rigid Body Dynamics to a
Mechanical analysis system.

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For example, you might wish to convert a set of bodies from rigid to flexible and
perform a static analysis at a given configuration.

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Physics Enhancements

Pretension a Beam Connection


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Beam submodeling
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Easily go from a global beam analysis to a solid/shell submodel.

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Trace plots for Positional Probes


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Fatigue in Harmonic and PSD


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External Data: Direct Assignment Material Mapping


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Import External Data directly to target nodes/element. Map material data via

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External Data if your material varies over the model.

Rotation Acceleration
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Popular User Feature Requests

Enhanced Probes
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Move the Label, See the probe XYZ Location, Easily Delete Probes, and Export
the Probe Table.

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Contact Results in Thermal Analysis


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Premeshed Cyclic
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Allows for cyclic in Model Assembly, ACP Composites, and External Model
Workflows.

User Specified Scratch Solver Directory


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Set via Tools->Options to allow user to specify his own scratch solver directory
outside of project directory structure.

Frequency Response Enhancements


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Now support local coordinates as well as force reactions.

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Free standing remote points


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Use free standing remote points for creation of chained linkages or free nodes
for use in Command Objects.

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