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Getting Started with COSMOS

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Document Number: PMX0814-ENG

Contents
Introduction
About this Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .v About the Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . vi COSMOSWorks Bundles and Add-on Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .vii

Chapter 1

Installation

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-1 Section 1: For the Typical COSMOSWorks User . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-2
Installation types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Installation Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Running the COSMOSWorks Application . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Modifying, Repairing, or Removing an Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2 1-2 1-5 1-5

Section 2: For System Administrators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-5
Creating an Administrative Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6 Upgrading an Administrative Image. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7 Removing an Administrative Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-7

Section 3: To Install and Configure the COSMOS License Service . . .1-7 Section 4: Silent Installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1-8
Passing Properties to a Silent Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-8 Upgrading with Silent Installations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-10

Chapter 2

Resources for Learning

Online Tutorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1 Online User’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1 Quick Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 COSMOS Website . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-2 COSMOS Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-3

Chapter 3

What’s New in COSMOSWorks 2006

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1 Boost Designer’s Ability to Do Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2
Analysis Advisor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Analysis Library . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spot Weld Connector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Virtual Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ground Bolt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Link Connector. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 3-2 3-2 3-3 3-3 3-3

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Hinge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Analysis Research . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4

Make Meshing Invisible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
Mixed Meshing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Assemblies with Clearance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Multibody Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . h-Adaptive Method for Static Studies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Easier Definition of Contact . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . “What’s Wrong” Indicators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Create/Edit Material Libraries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Analysis File Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contact Analysis of Shells. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Customize Default Plots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Improved Section Plots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Enhanced eDrawings Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-5 3-5 3-5 3-6 3-6 3-7 3-7 3-7 3-8 3-8 3-8 3-9

Improve Usability - Mirror SolidWorks UI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-7

Advanced Analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-9
Drop Test - Support Contact Between Parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Drop Test - Flexible Floor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-9 Drop Test - Measure Velocity and Acceleration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Fatigue - Multiple S-N Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Fatigue - Load History Data Support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-10 Fatigue - Rainflow Charts and Mean Stress Correction . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 Nonlinear - Hyperelastic and Viscoelastic Models . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 Nonlinear - Nitinol Material Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-11 Validation Examples . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-12

Chapter 4

What’s New in COSMOSMotion 2006
4-1 4-1 4-2 4-2 4-2 4-3 4-3

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1
Support All SolidWorks Mates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Import Data from Physical Simulation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sketch Point Support. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Flexible Joints . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nonlinear Springs and Dampers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3D Sketch from Trace Path Curve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Compare Results of Different Analyses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Chapter 5

What’s New in COSMOSFloWorks 2006

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-1 Expanded Analysis Capabilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2
Multiple Rotating Frames of Reference PE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rotating Flow with Non-Axisymmetric Stator PE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Moving Walls with Both Rotation and Translation PE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Analyze Liquid and Gas in Different Regions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Complete Steam Analysis PE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Environmental Pressure Boundary Condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heat Sink Emulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thermal Contact Resistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-2 5-2 5-2 5-3 5-3 5-3 5-4 5-4

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Improved Result Visualization. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-5
Preview Slider for Iso and 3D Profile Plots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Animate Flow Trajectories using Arrows or Spheres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5 Automatic Result Export to Excel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-5

Enhanced Usability. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
Redesigned Setup Wizard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Use SolidWorks Materials. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Time for Completion of Analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Remote Solver Capability . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . More Options to Control the Mesh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Color Chart Enhancement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 5-6 5-6 5-7 5-7 5-7

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Introduction
COSMOSWorks® is a design analysis automation application fully integrated with SolidWorks®. This software uses the Finite Element Method (FEM) to simulate the working conditions of your designs and predict their behavior. FEM requires the solution of large systems of equations. Powered by fast solvers, COSMOSWorks makes it possible for designers to quickly check the integrity of their designs and search for the optimum solution. COSMOSWorks comes in several bundles to satisfy your analysis needs. It shortens time to market by testing your designs on the computer instead of expensive and time-consuming field tests. COSMOSMotion™ lets you make sure your assembly mechanisms will work before you build them. Fully embedded inside of SolidWorks, COSMOSMotion enables engineers to size motors/actuators, determine power consumption, layout linkages, develop cams, understand gear drives, size springs/dampers, and determine how contacting parts behave. COSMOSFloWorks™ combines a high level of functionality and accuracy with ease-of-use. Fully embedded inside of SolidWorks, COSMOSFloWorks is perfect for the engineer who needs flow analysis, but is not necessarily an expert in the field of fluid simulation. Whether you are developing an automobile, the wing of an airplane, or an exhaust valve, using COSMOSFloWorks in the product development cycle can help you build a better product in less time.

About this Book
This book helps you get started with the COSMOS software. Chapter 1, Installation, provides the basic installation steps and additional links to other documents with further instructions. Chapter 2, Resources for Learning, introduces you to the many resources available to help you learn about the COSMOS software. Chapter 3, What’s New in COSMOSWorks 2006, provides the highlights of the new functionality in the COSMOSWorks software. Chapter 4, What’s New in COSMOSMotion 2006, provides the highlights of the new functionality in the COSMOSMotion software. Chapter 5, What’s New in COSMOSFloWorks 2006, provides the highlights of the new functionality in the COSMOSFloWorks software.

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About the Company
Structural Research and Analysis Corp. (SRAC), a Dassault Systemes S.A. (Nasdaq: DASTY) company, develops the analysis software known as COSMOS. Since its inception in 1982, SRAC has contributed innovations that have had a significant impact on the evolution of Finite Element Analysis (FEA). SRAC has a mission to supply all engineers involved in the design, testing and manufacturing of mechanical products with affordable, highly capable mainstream design analysis. More than 14,000 companies all over the world use the COSMOS software to test designs throughout product development, preventing costly late-stage errors, improving time-to-market, and cutting material and labor costs. Some of the company’s achievements in the analysis area include: introduced the first finite element analysis (FEA) program on desktops introduced the first integrated analysis solution for SolidWorks introduced the only integrated fluid simulation solution for SolidWorks has won several awards including: • Cadalyst Labs - All-Star Award for COSMOSWorks 2005 • Control Engineering - Editor’s Choice Award for COSMOS 2005 design analysis software suite • Design News - Product of the Year in the analysis software category for COSMOSWorks 2005 • Desktop Engineering’s Reader’s Choice Award for COSMOSWorks 2003, COSMOSFloWorks 2003, and COSMOSMotion 2003 For the latest news and information, visit the company’s Web site (www.cosmosm.com).

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COSMOSWorks Bundles and Add-on Options
The following table lists the available bundles and types of analyses. Click Tools, Add-Ins in the SolidWorks application to confirm that your installed add-ons are active. Bundle/Add-on COSMOSWorks Designer COSMOSWorks Professional Authorized Analyses • Linear stress • Linear stress • Frequency • Buckling • Thermal • Linear stress • Nonlinear stress • Frequency • Buckling • Thermal • Fatigue • Drop Test • Shape optimization • FEA translators • Fatigue • Drop Test • Shape optimization • FEA translators • Advanced Dynamics

COSMOSWorks Advanced Professional

COSMOSMotion COSMOSWorks Professional with Motion

• Motion simulation • Linear stress • Frequency • Buckling • Thermal • Motion • Fluid flow • Fluid flow • Linear stress • Frequency • Buckling • Thermal • Fluid flow • Electrostatic • Magnetostatic • Electric conduction • Electrostatic • Magnetostatic • Electric conduction • AC Magnetic • Transient magnetic analysis • Fatigue • Drop Test • Shape optimization • FEA translators • Fatigue • Drop Test • Shape optimization • FEA translators

COSMOSFloWorks Standard COSMOSFloWorks PE COSMOSWorks Professional with Flow Standard

COSMOS Electromagnetics Basic

COSMOS Electromagnetic Advanced

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Installation
Introduction
This chapter describes how to install the COSMOSWorks application and related products using Microsoft® Windows® Installer (WI) technology. The following sections serve different installation types: Section 1: describes tasks that the typical COSMOSWorks user performs - the installation, modification, and removal of the COSMOSWorks application. Section 2: describes tasks that a system administrator performs - the creation of administrative images on a server machine. Section 3: describes how a system administrator can install and manage the COSMOS license service on a server machine. Section 4: describes tasks that allow for silent installations of COSMOS products.

Notes:
COSMOSWorks, COSMOSMotion, and COSMOSFloWorks are add-ins to SolidWorks. After installing an application, you can enable or disable it by clicking Tools, Add-In. This chapter is a guide to installing the COSMOSWorks application using WI. It is not intended to be an exhaustive discussion of the WI technology. For more information on WI, see Microsoft’s Windows Installer documentation. The WI term, administrative image, is analogous to the InstallShield term, server installation. SolidWorks 2006 SP0.0 or later must be installed on your computer before attempting to install COSMOSWorks 2006. The installation of COSMOSWorks interface is required for all COSMOSWorks bundles and add-on options except COSMOSFloWorks, COSMOSMotion and COSMOSEMS.

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Section 1: For the Typical COSMOSWorks User
Installation types
You can install the COSMOSWorks application using one of the following methods: Individual installation of the COSMOSWorks application files on the user's computer. The COSMOSWorks application is installed directly on the local hard drive. This installation takes up disk space on the user's computer and must be updated locally when a new service pack is available. However, executing the program is faster because it is not impacted by network traffic. Client installation on the user's computer that references the COSMOSWorks application files on a remote server. The COSMOSWorks application files are not copied to the client computer, but an installation is performed to configure the license if necessary and create the registry entries, shortcuts etc. The user runs the COSMOSWorks application over the network using an administrative image on a remote server. This saves disk space on the local computer, but program execution is slower with higher network traffic. • The client installation can only be performed from an administrative image. Refer to the To install on a local computer from an administrative image section for more details. • COSMOSMotion, COSMOSFloWorks and COSMOSDesignSTAR programs cannot reference files from a remote machine. Thus the client installation for these products copies all the program files locally on the client machine similar to an individual install.

The Installation Source
You can install COSMOSWorks and other COSMOS applications in one of two ways: From a COSMOSWorks CD. From the administrative image on a server across a network. Your system administrator must create the administrative image and inform you of its location. To install on a local computer from the CD: 1 Insert the COSMOSWorks Disk into your CD-ROM drive. The setup program starts automatically. Read the Welcome message and click Next. The Software License Agreement window appears.

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2 Read the agreement and choose I accept the license agreement then click Next. Otherwise, click Cancel to exit the installation program. If you click Next, the COSMOS License Information window appears. 3 Follow on-screen instructions to copy program files and configure your license. Use the Installation Tips below for any questions during installation. You may need to reboot your computer when the installation is complete.

Installation Tips
Due to Microsoft limitations, you cannot install the COSMOSWorks applications from a remote CD-ROM drive. COSMOSWorks 2006 Install Choice Dialog Box Upgrade: Select this option to upgrade your existing COSMOSWorks installation, then select the upgrade path in the list. The upgrade path list contains a list of all the paths where one or more COSMOS products are installed. When you launch each product installation (typically from a web download or browsing to the CD folder and double clicking the individual product installation), the Upgrade list will contain the product names instead of the path. If multiple versions of the product are detected, then select the appropriate product to upgrade from the list. New Installation: Select this option if you wish to install COSMOSWorks and/or other COSMOS products to a new directory. Note that this option only allows installing to a new directory. Any previous installs of COSMOSWorks 2006 will be removed and replaced with files from the current setup. Whether you do an upgrade or new installation, any intermediate versions of COSMOSWorks 2006, COSMOSMotion 2006 & COSMOSFloWorks 2006 will be automatically removed. The installation allows you to have and maintain only one instance of any major release for a particular COSMOS product. COSMOSWorks Options Dialog Box COSMOSWorks comes in several bundles and provides add-on options. The Options dialog allows you to choose the bundle you have purchased. Depending on the selected options, other COSMOS products like COSMOSM, COSMOSFloWorks, and COSMOSMotion are installed automatically.

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To install on a local computer from an administrative image: 1 Using Windows Explorer on your local machine, map the network drive where the administrative image of COSMOSWorks is installed. Ask your system administrator for this location. 2 Double-click the COSMOSSetup.exe file located in the drive mapped in the above step. Use the following installation tips for any questions during installation. You may need to reboot your computer when the installation is completed.

Installation Tips
COSMOSWorks 2006 Install Choice Dialog Box Upgrade: Select this option to upgrade your existing COSMOSWorks installation, then select the upgrade path in the list. The upgrade path list contains a list of all the paths where one or more COSMOS products are installed. When you launch each product installation (typically from a web download or browsing to the CD folder and double clicking the individual product installation), the Upgrade list will contain product names instead of paths. If multiple versions of the product are detected, then select the appropriate product to upgrade from the list. New Installation: Select this option if you wish to install COSMOSWorks and/or other COSMOS products to a new directory. Note that this option only allows installing to a new directory. Any previous installs of COSMOSWorks 2006 will be removed and replaced with files from the current setup. • This dialog does not appear if you do not have a previous WI installation. Whether you do an upgrade or new installation, any intermediate versions of COSMOSWorks 2006, COSMOSMotion 2006 & COSMOSFloWorks 2006 will be automatically removed. The installation allows you to have and maintain only one instance of any major release for a particular COSMOS product. COSMOSWorks Options Dialog Box COSMOSWorks comes in several bundles and provides several add-on options. The Options dialog allows you to choose the bundle you have purchased. Depending on the selected options, other COSMOS products like COSMOSM, COSMOSFloWorks, and COSMOSMotion are installed automatically in addition to COSMOSWorks.

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Running the COSMOSWorks Application
In your Windows desktop, click Start, Programs, COSMOS 2006 Applications, COSMOSWorks 2006. You can similarly launch other COSMOS products like COSMOSMotion, COSMOSFloWorks, and COSMOSM.

Modifying, Repairing, or Removing an Installation
1 In Windows, click Start, Settings, Control Panel. 2 Double-click Add/Remove Programs. The Add/Remove Programs dialog box appears. 3 Select the appropriate COSMOS product, for example COSMOSWorks 2006. 4 Based on your operating system, click the appropriate button to modify or delete the installation. If you are modifying an installation, go to step 5; otherwise, confirm to delete the installation. The Setup dialog box appears. 5 Click Next. 6 In the Program Maintenance dialog box, select one of the following options: • Modify. This option simply reinstalls the application files. It is rarely used. • Repair. To reinstall COSMOSWorks using the current installation parameters. The Repair option is useful if the COSMOSWorks installation is corrupt. Follow the on-screen instructions to repair the installation. • Remove. To completely remove the COSMOSWorks application. Follow the on-screen instructions to remove the application.

Section 2: For System Administrators
The following topics address the needs of system administrators: Creating an administrative image of the COSMOSWorks installation on a server machine. Removing an administrative image.

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Creating an Administrative Image
To serve the COSMOSWorks application files across a network, you create an administrative image of the COSMOSWorks application files on the server's hard drive. You can install the administrative image from any computer on the network. Browse the network for the location on the computer that will act as the server for the COSMOSWorks application. You can create an administrative image on the client computer by specifying a folder on its local hard drive. The resulting administrative image is a tree of folders that contains all the distributed files in an uncompressed format. The administrative image occupies a large amount of space on the server's hard drive. Once the administrative image is created, you can start additional installations on other computers in the network from this server location. Client computers can access the administrative image to run the COSMOSWorks application on their local computers. You must perform a client installation on each client computer before it can access and use the COSMOSWorks application on the server. To create an administrative image: 1 Insert the COSMOSWorks CD into your CD-ROM drive. 2 In your Windows desktop, click Start, Programs, Accessories, Command Prompt. 3 In the Command Prompt window, enter: msiexec /a <Msi_ path> The variable Msi_path represents the path and filename of the .msi file for your operating system and language. The COSMOSWorks .msi file name is constructed as follows: COSMOS_<language>.msi A sample command line is: msiexec /a F: \ cwwi\MainInstall\COSMOS_English.msi The COSMOS 2006 Installation Wizard appears. 4 Follow on-screen instructions. In the License dialog box, make sure that you choose the network (floating) license where the hostid matches the hostid of the machine you are installing the administrative image on. Otherwise, the licensing fails. Note that you can skip the license configuration step if you just want to create the administrative image of COSMOSWorks and other COSMOS products on the remote machine.

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Upgrading an Administrative Image
The following procedure applies when you upgrade to major COSMOSWorks releases. For information on how to upgrade an administrative image for a COSMOSWorks service pack, refer to the Download and Installation section of each service pack page. To upgrade an administrative image: 1 Create an administrative image on a server for COSMOSWorks 2006 using the previous procedure, “To create an administrative image”. 2 Install COSMOSWorks 2006 and other COSMOS products on each client computer using the procedure “To install on a local computer from an administrative image”. NOTE: When the COSMOSWorks 2006 Install Choice dialog box appears, select Upgrade an existing installation.

Removing an Administrative Image
To remove an administrative image from the server: 1 Make sure that no active COSMOSWorks sessions are in progress. 2 Make sure that COSMOSWorks and other COSMOS products are uninstalled from all the client machines on which it was installed. 3 Delete the administrative image from the server’s hard drive.

Section 3: To Install and Configure the COSMOS License Service
The COSMOS Network License Manager installation allows you to install only the license files as well as to configure the COSMOS License Service on a server machine. You cannot run COSMOS on the server machine using this installation. However, you can install COSMOS on any client computer across the network using the procedure, “To install on a local computer from CD“ or “to install on a local computer from an administrative image” described in the previous sections. During the client installation, you can specify to access the license from the server machine using the port-number@host-name option in the COSMOS License Information dialog box. To install the COSMOS Network License Manager: 1 Insert the COSMOSWorks CD into your CD-ROM drive. 2 From the CD menu, choose the second button “Install COSMOS Network License Manager”. The Installation starts up.

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3 Follow the on-screen instructions to copy the license files as well as to configure the COSMOS License Service on the server machine. You can use the COSMOS License Administrator located under Start>Programs-> COSMOS Network License Manager; to check or reconfigure your license based on the license file. If you do not have a license file, the COSMOS License Administrator lets you request it through the Internet.

Section 4: Silent Installations
Passing Properties to a Silent Installation
To start a silent installation (without the display of a user interface or dialog boxes), use the /i and /qn options of the msiexec.exe command. Set the global properties for installation options different from defaults.

Examples
Suppose that your computer has the following options: • Installation source pointing to the msi file package <CD drive letter>:\cwwi\MainInstall\COSMOSWorks\i386_ COSMOSWorks_English.msi • English language operating system • At location C:\Program Files\<your_preferred_folder> • Location of SolidWorks application C:\Program Files\<SolidWorks_folder> To perform an individual installation of COSMOSWorks from the COSMOSWorks CD on this computer, enter the following command: msiexec /i “<CD drive letter>:\cwwi\MainInstall\COSMOSWorks \i386_COSMOSWorks_English.msi” INSTALLDIR= “C:\Program Files\<your_chosen_folder>” SOLIDWORKSPATH= “C:\Program Files\<SolidWorks folder>” SWDISTSUBTYPE=0 LICENSEFILEPATH = “<folder_path \license.dat” /qn NOTE: If you do not have the license file, then do not pass the property LICENSEFILEPATH in the command line options. The msi package name contains the language as well as the product name to be installed and is constructed as i386_<productname>_<language>.msi. For example if you were to install the French version of COSMOSWorks, then the path to the msi installation package would be as follows:

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“<CD drive letter>:\cwwi\MainInstall\COSMOSWorks\i386_COSMOSWorks_French.msi” Values for <productname> COSMOSWorks COSMOSMotion COSMOSFloWorks DesignSTAR COSMOSM

The following languages are available for COSMOSWorks: Values for <language> Chinese Chinese-Simplified Czech English French German Italian Japanese Korean Polish Russian Spanish The above language list is valid for COSMOSWorks only. COSMOSMotion is available in English, Chinese, French, Italian, and Japanese. COSMOSFloWorks is available in English and Japanese. COSMOSDesignSTAR is available in English, Chinese, French, German, and Japanese. COSMOSM is available in English only.

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Notes
• Follow a similar procedure to install other COSMOS products like COSMOSMotion, COSMOSFloWorks, COSMOSDesignSTAR, and COSMOSM. Each of these products is placed on a separate folder on the CD. This folder name is the same as the product name. • A detailed description of all properties is in the Properties section of this document. • Command line feature names are case sensitive, cannot contain spaces or dashes, and must be separated by commas. • To perform Administrative Installation silently, enter the command: msiexec /a “<path to the msi file>“ TARGETDIR=”<path to install administrative image>” / qn • To perform Client Installation from an administrative image silently, enter the command: msiexec /i “<path to the msi file>“ INSTALLDIR=”<path to install COSMOSWorks>” SOLIDWORKSPATH=”<path to SolidWorks>” SWDISTSUBTYPE=0 /qn • To configure the license on the client to point to the server machine whose HostName is host1 and the server port is 7585, enter the command: msiexec /i “<path to the msi file>“ INSTALLDIR=”<path to install COSMOSWorks>” SOLIDWORKSPATH=”<path to SolidWorks>” SWDISTSUBTYPE=0 SELECTIONWITHLICENSE=”2” LICENSEPORT=”7585” LICENSEHOSTNAME=”host1” /qn

Upgrading with Silent Installations
To upgrade an existing version of COSMOSWorks with a silent installation, use the /i and /qn options of the msiexec.exe command. For example, to upgrade an existing version of COSMOSWorks, enter the command: msiexec /i “<Msi_path>“ INSTALLDIR=”C:\Program Files\<your_chosen_folder>” SOLIDWORKSPATH=”<path to SolidWorks>” SWDISTSUBTYPE= “0” CWUPGRADEINSTALL=1 /qn

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Description of Properties
Property TARGETDIR Description and Format • Specifies the installation folder for a particular COSMOS application software. • Defined for administrative installations only. • Specifies the installation folder for a particular COSMOS application software. • Defined for individual installations only. • Specifies the folder where SolidWorks is installed. • Defined for individual installations, client installation from an administrative image. • Specifies SolidWorks edition installed on the computer: 0: Commercial Edition 2: Educational Edition 3: Student Edition LICENSEFILEPATH • Specifies where you have the COSMOS license file on your computer. After the installation, this file is automatically copied into the COSMOS installation directory. • Defined for individual installations, client installations from an administrative image. 1: If you want to point to a license.dat file. 2: If you want to use the portnumber@hostname option to access the license from a server machine. • Defined for individual installations, client installations from an administrative image.

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Property LICENSEPORT

Description and Format • Port number of the server machine. • This property must be specified if you are using the property SELECTIONWITHLICENSE=”2” in the command line option. • Host name of the server machine. • This property must be specified if you are using the property SELECTIONWITHLICENSE=”2” in the command line option. • Upgrades an existing version of COSMOSWorks or any other COSMOS product to the current version. 1: Update 2: New installation, install in a new folder. • Defined for individual installations, client installation from an administrative image.

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Resources for Learning
You have many resources to help you analyze models and learn about COSMOSWorks, COSMOSMotion, and COSMOSFloWorks software packages.

Online Tutorial
The Online Tutorial provides step-by-step examples for you to analyze. They cover all types of analyses available in COSMOSWorks. You can access them through the COSMOSWorks menu or the SolidWorks Help menu. The following lists some of the lessons (see the Online Tutorial for a full list): Static Analysis of a Part Static Analysis of an Assembly Static Analysis of a Sheet Metal Part Parameters and Design Scenarios Small Displacement Contact Shrink Fit Remote Loads Nonuniform Pressure Bearing Loads Symmetry Restraints Shape Optimization Advanced Design Scenarios P-Adaptive Method Pin Connectors Pin and Elastic Support Connectors Analysis of an Assembly with Bolts

Online User’s Guide
The COSMOSWorks Online User’s Guide (online help) describes functionality in the COSMOSWorks software. It includes context-sensitive topics that you access from the PropertyManager or dialog boxes. Use search, the Table of Contents, or the Index to find the information you need. To access this document, click Help, COSMOSWorks Help Topics or click the Help button of a dialog box or a PropertyManager.

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Quick Tips
Quick tips are a set of pop-up messages that appear while you create COSMOSWorks studies. These messages guide you to complete the basic steps required to define a study, run it, and view its results. The messages are based on the active study. Most of the messages have hyperlinks; click the hyperlink to see the associated item. In most cases, clicking a message flashes one or more toolbar buttons. Click the desired toolbar button to proceed.

COSMOS Website
Customers who are members of the COSMOS Subscription Service maintenance plan can access a variety of web-based technical resources. Visit http://www.SolidWorks.com and click Services, Support. In the Support page, click COSMOS. The COSMOS Support page contains a variety of resources which include: • a Software Download link which allows customers on COSMOS maintenance and proper license code to access the latest product upgrades and service packs. • a COSMOS eLink Customer Mailing List link which allows COSMOS customers with a maintenance number to register to receive notifications on product upgrades, news and helpful tips and tricks. • an interactive searchable Knowledge Base of technical tips for all COSMOS product functions. • a Discussion Forum link where users can ask questions and share ideas with other COSMOS users. • Enhancement Request form that customers can use to suggest new functionality they would like added to COSMOS products. • License Request forms for commercial and educational versions of the COSMOS software for customers interested in requesting more licenses. • a link to the COSMOS Technical Support area where customers can get help to find answers to their questions or resolve any concerns they may have about one of the COSMOS line of products.

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COSMOS Training
To maximize your professional development using COSMOS software, attend one or more training courses with your value added reseller. The focus of each COSMOS training course is on the fundamental skills and concepts central to the successful use of FEA in general and the COSMOS software in particular. COSMOS training courses include: COSMOSWorks Designer COSMOSWorks Professional COSMOSWorks Nonlinear COSMOSWorks Advanced COSMOSFloWorks COSMOSMotion For more information, contact your reseller or visit the Training and Certification section of the SolidWorks corporate website at http:// www.solidworks.com.

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What’s New in COSMOSWorks 2006
Introduction
This chapter provides the highlights of the new functionality in the COSMOSWorks software. There are over 100 enhancements in COSMOSWorks 2006. With every new release, we continue to add more powerful analysis capabilities with one primary objective - “Design Analysis Made Simple” We developed COSMOSWorks 2006 features with the following themes in mind: • Boost Designer’s Ability to Do Analysis • Make Meshing Invisible • Improve Usability - Mirror SolidWorks UI • Advanced Analysis The following enhancements are available in COSMOSWorks Designer and above unless otherwise noted. Enhancements marked with a “P” are available in COSMOSWorks Professional and above. Enhancements marked with an “A” are only available in COSMOSWorks Advanced Professional.

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Boost Designer’s Ability to Do Analysis
Analysis Advisor
Analysis Advisor is a wizard-based companion that guides designers through a specific problem. It can answer common questions relating to what study type to use, what to do if the mesh fails, and how to interpret the results. Analysis Advisor boosts the designer’s confidence and ability to do analysis. Novice users and evaluators can quickly get answers to common analysis questions.

Analysis Library
COSMOSWorks now allows users to create templates of commonly used analysis specifications such as loads, supports, and contact conditions. Experienced analysis users within a company can now create templates for novices to help reduce common mistakes. This feature makes it easy to reuse design specifications from one design iteration to another.

Spot Weld Connector
Spot welds are widely used to join sheet metal parts. COSMOSWorks can now easily simulate spot weld connections to analyze spot welded sheet metal assemblies. Traditionally, simulating spot welds in analysis software is a manually intensive process. With COSMOSWorks, spot weld connectors are created in a single step.

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Virtual Wall
COSMOSWorks now allows users to define contact between a body and a virtual wall. Virtual wall can be used to simulate the behavior of walls, floors, and other flat surfaces that exist in real life. Users can define a stiffness for the virtual wall.

Ground Bolt
The existing bolt connector has been enhanced to simulate grounded bolts.

Link Connector
COSMOSWorks now allows users to simulate the connection between components at two locations connected by a rigid link. The link allows components to maintain a constant distance between them while allowing relative rotation. Users no longer need to model the link. It is now a one step process rather than the tedious and time consuming traditional procedure.

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Hinge
COSMOSWorks allows users to define a hinge restraint in a single step. Hinge restraints can be applied to cylindrical faces such as holes and shafts.

Analysis Research
Similar to the Research option in Microsoft Word, users can now search hundreds of COSMOS Knowledge Base web-based articles without leaving the SolidWorks interface. In addition, they can also search materials on matweb.com and access other useful resources such as COSMOS newsgroups, subscription support, downloads, license requests, etc. This saves time by bringing resources to your fingertips instead of scattered in various locations on the web.

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Make Meshing Invisible
Mixed Meshing
COSMOSWorks now allows users to analyze assemblies of thick and thin components efficiently by using a combination of solid mesh for thick bodies and shells for thin bodies. It also allows users to treat extruded parts as beams.

Assemblies with Clearance
Most assemblies have a small clearance between the parts to account for manufacturing tolerance. Now users can bond these parts even if the assembly components do not touch each other. This eliminates the need to modify the assembly for analysis.

Multibody Support
COSMOSWorks allows users to analyze multibody parts. Users can mix different mesh types (solid, shell, and beam) and define contact conditions between the multiple bodies in their parts. This eliminates the need to modify the model for analysis.

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h-Adaptive Method for Static Studies
COSMOSWorks can now automatically converge to correct results using h-adaptive technology. In each iteration, the mesh in critical areas is automatically refined to improve results. This minimizes the need for manual mesh refinements. Users save time by eliminating trial and error guesswork of manual mesh refinements.

Easier Definition of Contact
Gap/Contact options like node to node, node to surface, and surface to surface have been renamed and regrouped to enable users to easily define contact conditions.

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Improve Usability - Mirror SolidWorks UI
“What’s Wrong” Indicators
“What’s Wrong” indicators give a visual indication of the current status of analysis results. When there is a change in the geometry, material, loads or restraints, the “What’s Wrong” message box lists detailed diagnostics messages regarding the warnings and errors. This provides immediate visual feedback on results status and eliminates the need for a detailed diagnostics or bookkeeping of the model and analysis data.

Create/Edit Material Libraries
COSMOSWorks now allows users to add or edit linear, nonlinear, thermal, and fatigue material properties in a single step using the built-in material editor.

Analysis File Management
COSMOSWorks now provides more options for analysis results locations. Users can choose to keep the results in the SolidWorks model folder, a subfolder under the SolidWorks model location, or a default results folder. In addition, users can define separate results file locations for each study. This simplifies the packaging and archiving of models with their respective analysis results and makes it easier to manage analysis files.

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Contact Analysis of Shells
Users can now analyze assemblies of sheet metal or thin components using shell elements. Bonded, gap, or contact conditions can be defined between shell surfaces of an assembly. Using shell elements requires less resources.

Customize Default Plots
COSMOSWorks now allows users to specify which plots will be created by default after an analysis has run. For example, users can specify that all mode shape plots be created following a frequency analysis run. This saves time by creating the plot automatically instead of manually creating them one at a time.

Improved Section Plots
COSMOSWorks now allows users to create plots cut by multiple section planes. This provides better visualization and printing of section plots.

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Enhanced eDrawings Support
COSMOSWorks can now create a single compact eDrawings file with multiple results plots. In addition, users can hide selected parts of an assembly to better visualize the results.

Advanced Analysis
Drop Test - Support Contact Between Parts
COSMOSWorks now allows users to perform drop tests on assemblies. Users can define different contact conditions between various components. Users can now study the interaction between different components in an assembly along with their shifting and damage.

Drop Test - Flexible Floor
Users can now drop objects onto a flexible floor. The flexible floor option allows the user to define stiffness and thickness of the floor to simulate different flooring, such as carpet, hardwood, concrete, etc. Using the flexible floor option, a user can simulate more realistic drop test conditions.

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Drop Test - Measure Velocity and Acceleration
Users can now measure velocity or acceleration after impact in a drop test. Along with other units, acceleration can also be measured as ‘g’ force.

Fatigue - Multiple S-N Curves
Different S-N curves can now be defined for each component in an assembly. S-N curves are now integrated within the material database. Users now have the ability to perform fatigue analysis on an assembly with components having different material properties. Saves time by using available library data.

Fatigue - Load History Data Support
Loading events used in fatigue analysis can now have variable amplitude. Load history curve data for an event can be imported from a text file.

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Fatigue - Rainflow Charts and Mean Stress Correction
Fatigue analysis can now plot rainflow and damage matrix charts at any given location. The mean stress correction option using either Soderberg or Goodman theory is supported. Rainflow charts can help users determine the effects of small stress cycles in their loading history and possible effects of infinite life.

Nonlinear - Hyperelastic and Viscoelastic Models
Users can define or import engineering curve data into the COSMOSWorks material database to automatically compute material constants for hyperelastic and viscoelastic materials. It is now easier to perform nonlinear analysis involving these material definitions. Saves time by automatically computing the material constants instead of doing complex hand calculations.

Nonlinear - Nitinol Material Model
The COSMOSWorks material database now has a pre-defined material model for Nitinol. Nitinol is a shape memory alloy used in internal medical devices such as stents.

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Validation Examples
COSMOSWorks now has numerous verification problems for linear and nonlinear analysis to demonstrate the accuracy of results in comparison to analytical results. The validation examples boost user confidence in COSMOSWorks. They provide the ability to validate the results by running pre-existing analyses or functionality-specific examples.

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What’s New in COSMOSMotion 2006
Introduction
This chapter provides the highlights of the new functionality in the COSMOSMotion software.

Support All SolidWorks Mates
COSMOSMotion now supports a wide array of primitive geometry mates like tangent cone-plane and advanced mates like gear mates, limit mates and cam mates. Saves time by automatically mapping a wide variety of geometry mates into mechanical joints. Addresses a wider variety of real-life problems.

Import Data from Physical Simulation
Automatically import mechanism data from SolidWorks Physical Simulation to perform more advanced motion testing in COSMOSMotion. Supports linear and rotary motors, springs, and gravity. Users can quickly do a first pass motion analysis using Physical Simulation and perform more sophisticated tasks on the same mechanism in COSMOSMotion.

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Sketch Point Support
COSMOSMotion now supports using SolidWorks sketch points to define the location of joints, forces, etc. Users no longer need to modify geometry (for example, using split lines) in order to specify the exact location.

Flexible Joints
Flexible joints allow multiple hinges to equally share loads (such as the hinges on a door). Provides more consistent results in cases where multiple hinges exist.

Nonlinear Springs and Dampers
COSMOSMotion now supports nonlinear springs and dampers for more realistic simulations.

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3D Sketch from Trace Path Curve
Users have the ability to create a curve directly onto a SolidWorks model from the trajectory path data. There is no need to import and export trace path data.

Compare Results of Different Analyses
COSMOSMotion now allows you to save the results of one simulation and superimpose those results on the results of another simulation. Users can compare results between different simulations to select the best mechanism design.

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What’s New in COSMOSFloWorks 2006
Introduction
This chapter provides the highlights of the new functionality in the COSMOSFloWorks software. COSMOSFloWorks 2006 features were developed with the following themes in mind: • Expanded analysis capabilities • Improved usability • Improved performance The following enhancements are available in both COSMOSFloWorks Standard and PE unless otherwise noted. Enhancements marked with the letters “PE” are only available in COSMOSFloWorks PE.

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Expanded Analysis Capabilities
Multiple Rotating Frames of Reference PE
COSMOSFloWorks can model more than one rotating region in the fluid. This allows multiple fans to each have a different velocity and direction of rotation. Users can test a helicopter design with two rotor blades or a rotating engine design with more than one rotating compressor.

Rotating Flow with NonAxisymmetric Stator PE
COSMOSFloWorks can simulate impeller assemblies with a non-axisymmetric stator. In the previous version the stator had to be axisymmetric. Users can design real life impellers and centrifugal pumps which usually have a non-symmetric stator housing design.

Moving Walls with Both Rotation and Translation PE
In COSMOSFloWorks users can solve problems where the outer wall of a structure can both rotate and translate about the same axis. In earlier versions the wall could either rotate or translate. Users can now simulate flow around the blades of a helicopter as it vertically takes off.

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Analyze Liquid and Gas in Different Regions
Users can specify liquid and gas in the same model. The liquid and gas regions cannot come into contact with each other. Any design using liquid and gas such as heat exchangers can now be analyzed.

Complete Steam Analysis PE
COSMOSFloWorks allows complete steam analysis. The engineering database has been expanded to include all steam properties. The physical behavior of steam is taken into account at every operating temperature condition while solving. Users can now analyze designs that have steam as the fluid. An example is the design of steam power plant equipment.

Environmental Pressure Boundary Condition
COSMOSFloWorks can model environmental pressure boundary conditions to openings where direction of the flow is not known. This boundary condition acts as total pressure at inlets and static pressure at outlets.

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Heat Sink Emulations
In COSMOSFloWorks users can emulate complex heat sink behavior in electronic cooling problems. The complex heat sink geometry is replaced by a simple box which takes into account the fan curve, hydraulic and thermal resistance characteristics of the complex heat sink. This can efficiently solve electronic cooling problems with numerous heat sinks.

Thermal Contact Resistance
COSMOSFloWorks can model thin wafers as contact resistance to include the correct thermal behavior of the material without actually creating the physical model of the wafer. Contact resistance can be applied by specifying the thickness and material of the contact layer.

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Improved Result Visualization
Preview Slider for Iso and 3D Profile Plots
COSMOSFloWorks allows users to preview iso surfaces and 3D profiles using a slider. Real time viewing allows users to see results before creating the plots.

Animate Flow Trajectories using Arrows or Spheres
COSMOSFloWorks now allows users to animate the flow trajectories using arrows or spheres. Visualization of the flow profile inside the model is improved. Users can see how suspended particles move in a flow stream if they model the particles as spheres.

Automatic Result Export to Excel
COSMOSFloWorks can automatically export point, surface, and volume parameter values evaluated by the program to Microsoft Excel. Results for numerous projects can be exported to Excel for quick viewing.

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Enhanced Usability
Redesigned Setup Wizard
The setup wizard in COSMOSFloWorks is redesigned for easier work flow. The wizard now includes navigational buttons to jump between various steps.

Use SolidWorks Materials
COSMOSFloWorks can automatically use material properties applied to parts in SolidWorks. In addition any SolidWorks material can be imported to COSMOSFloWorks’ Engineering database. Users no longer need to reapply materials to solids while doing analysis in COSMOSFloWorks.

Time for Completion of Analysis
The COSMOSFloWorks solver gives a visual indication of the total time remaining for the completion of analysis at every instant during the solution process.

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Remote Solver Capability
Users can run the flow analysis on a remote computer connected to the network. The remote computer can be a 64 bit processor. Run the analysis on a faster computer that is shared by many users. The user’s primary computer can be free for other design tasks while the solver is run on a remote computer.

More Options to Control the Mesh
Users can specify the number of cells between control planes to define mesh control. Users can also specify the minimum wall thickness and gap size for local regions. This makes it easy to obtain an optimized mesh for complicated models.

Color Chart Enhancement
COSMOSFloWorks 2006 allows users to change the color chart options from the screen. For example, the max/min range can be directly modified on the screen.

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3D profile plots 5-5 3D sketches 4-3 A administrative images 1-2, 1-6 Analysis Advisor 3-2 analysis library 3-2 analysis research 3-4 analysis times 5-6 assembly clearances 3-5 axisymmetric stator 5-2 B bolts 3-3 C client installations 1-2 color chart options 5-7 compare simulations 4-3 contact definition 3-6 COSMOSFloWorks 5-1 installation 1-1, 1-3, 1-4 starting 1-5 COSMOSM installation 1-3, 1-4 starting 1-5 COSMOSMotion 4-1 installation 1-1, 1-3, 1-4 starting 1-5 COSMOSWorks 3-1 courses 2-3 D dampers 4-2 default plots 3-8 drop test 3-9 E eDrawings 3-9 enhancements COSMOSFloWorks 5-1 COSMOSMotion 4-1 COSMOSWorks 3-1 environmental pressures 5-3 examples, validation 3-12 export reports 5-5 F fatigue 3-10 file management 3-7 flexible joints 4-2 flow trajectories 5-5 G gas analysis 5-3 ground bolts 3-3 H h-adaptive technology 3-6 heat sinks 5-4 help 2-1 hinges 3-4 hyperelastic models 3-11 I individual installations 1-2 installation tips 1-3 InstallShield 1-1 iso plots 5-5 K knowledge base 3-4 L License Administrator 1-8 licenses 1-2, 1-3, 1-7 link connectors 3-3 liquid analysis 5-3 M material libraries 3-7 mesh controls 5-7 meshes, mixed 3-5 Microsoft Windows Installer 1-1 mixed meshes 3-5 modify installation 1-5 multibody parts 3-5 N network license manager 1-7 nitinol 3-11 nonlinear springs 4-2

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O online help 2-1 online tutorial 2-1 P Physical Simulation 4-1 plots 3D profile 5-5 default 3-8 iso 5-5 section 3-8 Q quick tips 2-2 R registry entries 1-2 remote servers 1-2 remote solvers 5-7 remove application 1-5 repair installation 1-5 reports to Excel 5-5 S section plots 3-8 servers 1-5 service packs 1-7, 2-2 shells 3-8 silent installation 1-8 simulations, compare 4-3 SolidWorks materials 5-6 SolidWorks mates 4-1 spot welds 3-2

steam analysis 5-3 subscription services 2-2 T thermal contact resistances 5-4 trace paths 4-3 training 2-3 tutorial 2-1 U upgrade installation 1-7 V validation examples 3-12 virtual walls 3-3 viscoelastic models 3-11 W website 2-2 what’s new COSMOSFloWorks 5-1 COSMOSMotion 4-1 COSMOSWorks 3-1 what’s wrong 3-7 WI 1-1, 1-4

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