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ANSYS Mechanical Workbench | ANSYS


Design Space
Design Modeler (DM) is a component of ANSYS
workbench. A cad like parametric modeler with
analysis modeling goals:

2D, 3D, Line and Surface modeling capability


Performs unique geometry modification
capabilities for simulation such as
Feature simplification
Spot welds
Split surfaces
Surface Model Extraction
Planer Body Extraction
Beam Modeling
Enclosure Operation

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The topmost tabs allow users to navigate between


opened Workbench modules.

When exiting Workbench, the user will be prompted


to save any files that have changed since the last
save.

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Simulation:
The basics of using simulation to perform analysis
which include:

The simulation GUI and Operation


Introduction to Simulation Wizard
Basic Analysis Procedure

There are two ways of running simulation:

1. Configured from within ANSYS Workbench


2. Directly from CAD system

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The components of the user interface are shown


below:

Menus:
The menus provide much of the functionality
present in simulation. The common used menu
items are:

The title bar lists the currently active ANSYS


license
File > Save to save the .dsdb Simulation
database
File > Clean to delete mesh and results
from database
Edit > Select All to select all current entities
in the window
Unitsto change units on the fly
Tools > Options to customize settings and
options
Help > ANSYS Simulation Help to invoke
documentation

Tool Bars:
There are four sets of tool bars to provide users
quick access to functionality also found in the
menus. The Tool bars can be re-positioned
anywhere on the top of the simulation window. The
Context tool bar will change depending on what
branch is active in the Outline tree. Tool tips
appear if the cursor is placed over the tool bar
button. A Unit Conversion tool bar is also available.
Also The Standard Tool bar such as New, Open,
Save, Bring Up Simulation Wizard, Solve Model,
Capture Snapshot etc., is located on the Top of the
window. The Graphics tool bar is used often on
Select mode, Select Entities, Select Adjacent,
Graphics manipulation, Fit all, Wire Frame, View
ports etc.,

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The left mouse button can be either in selection


mode or graphics manipulation mode. The above
tool bar buttons grouped as Select entities and

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Graphics manipulation controls the left mouse


button behavior.

The selection of entities of the CAD geometry can be


done either by individual selection or by box
selection. This is controlled by the Select Mode
icon.

The outline tree provides an easy way of organizing


the model, materials, mesh, loads and results for
the analysis. The outline tree is analogous to the
tree found in many CAD software. However,
instead of sketches and features, this tree contains
analysis related items. The Model branch contains
the input data required for the analysis whereas the
Engineering Data branch holds generic material
and convection data. The four main sections of the
Model branch include Geometry, Contact,
Mesh, and Environment.

The Environment branch contains the loads as well


as the solution branch, which holds results for post
processing.

Tree Outline:
The Tree outline shows icons for each branch, along
with a status symbol. Example of the status symbols
are below:

Check mark indicates branch is fully defined

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Question mark indicates item has


incomplete data
Lightning bolt indicates solving is required
Exclamation mark means problem exists
X means that item is suppressed
Transparent check mark means body or part
is hidden
Green lightning bolt indicates item is
currently being evaluated
Minus sign means that mapped face
meshing failed

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The user should become familiar with the basic


status symbols shown here.

Details view:
The details view provides a means of inputting data.
The contents will change, depending on branch
selected.

White Field current input data


Data in white text field can easily be changed
by clicking on it, then entering data, as needed.
Some white fields require the user to select
geometric entities on the screen and then click
Apply. Others require text data input from
keyboard or selecting item from pull-down
menu.

Gray (or Red) Field informative data


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It cannot be modified. These fields usually


provide information or results data, such as the
maximum stress or number of nodes generated
by the mesher.

Yellow Field incomplete input data


Data in yellow fields indicate that not enough
information has been supplied. Users need to
fill in data completely in order to solve model.

Graphics Window:
The Graphics Window shows the geometry an
results. It can also provide worksheet listings, the
HTML report and a Print Preview option.

Work sheet Tab:

Print preview Tab:

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Job Status Tab:

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