Dear Sarah, NX Nastran uses timing constants to determine the fastest algorithm or "method" to perform certain numerically intensive operations. Timing constants are installed for a variety of computers. If constants are not installed for your particular computer, NX Nastran will select default timing constants and display the following warning message in the *. LOG & *.F06 file: *** USER WARNING MESSAGE 6080 (TMALOC) THE TIMING CONSTANTS DATA BLOCK TIMEBLK NOT FOUND ON THE DELIVERY DATABASE FOR: MACHINE = 5 CONFIG = 56 OPERASYS = 3 OPERALEV = 7 SUBMODEL = 1 LOADING DEFAULT TIMING CONSTANTS DATA BLOCK FOR: MACHINE = 5 CONFIG = 56 OPERASYS = 3 OPERALEV = 5 SUBMODEL = 1 MODULE TIMING ESTIMATES INACCURATE AND MAY CAUSE INEFFICIENT JOB EXECUTION Ignoring the message may result in excessive runtimes. Proper timing constants for a specific computer may be generated and installed by running a job that measures the timing constants of the computer and stores them in the delivery database. The section "Generating a Timing Block for a New Computer" in chapter "3. Configuring NX Nastran" of the "NX Nastran Installation and Operations Guide" explains how you can create your own timing constants. The explanation assumes that you have an NX Nastran Enterprise license.
But how can you create 'Timing Constants' with an NX NASTRAN Desktop license? SOLUTION/WORKAROUND ------------------- If you only have an NX Nastran Desktop license, you can still create the timing constants, but you need to create them as follows: 1) Create any simple model in NX Advanced Simulation. 2) Choose the 'write/edit' before the solve option. 3) Delete the entire contents of the exported file when the editor opens 4) Paste the entire contents of the DELDIR:gentime2.dat file into the editor. 5) Save and exit the editor to launch the solution. 6) After the timing constants are created and there are no errors, replace the old DBsets with the new DBsets created by the gentim2 run. Note: For further details please review the section 'Generating a Timing Block for a New Computer'. Best regards, Blas. -- ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Blas Molero Hidalgo Ingeniero Industrial Director
IBERISA Edificio Ercilla Rodríguez Arias 23, 3º - Dpto. 19 48011 BILBAO (SPAIN) Tel. (+34) 94 410 65 50 Fax. (+34) 94 470 26 34 E-mail: email@example.com WEB: http://www.iberisa.com "SarahS" escribió en el mensaje de noticias newsarahS.firstname.lastname@example.org... > > Hi, > > when I'm performing a FEM simulation in NX6 with Nastran 6.1 the > following entry appears in the log file. > > NASTRAN Msg: *** USER WARNING MESSAGE 6080 (TMALOC) > THE TIMING CONSTANTS DATA BLOCK TIMEBLK NOT FOUND ON > THE DELIVERY > DATABASE FOR: > > > The simulation will be performed and I get results, but can anybody > tell me what the message means? > > Thanks, > > Sarah > > > -- > SarahS > ------------------------------------------------------------------------ > SarahS's Profile: http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/member.php?userid=192703 > View this thread: http://bbsnotes.ugs.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=38067 >