How to get SIM-File with specific pre-definitions

Phenom
Phenom

Hello experts,

 

we need simulation solutions in SOL101 (NX10 - NX12) with specific conditions for starting from SCRATCH in

Parameters AND Advanced Solver Options for using the OP2-result file for external analysis tools.

 

Parameters (in Bulk Data):

PARAM, POST, -1
PARAM, OGEOM, YES
PARAM, OMACHPR, NO

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Advanced Solver Options:

PARAM, UNITSYS, N-MM-C

2019-08-01_093717.pngIs it possible to set all or some of these settings by means of customer defaults or is it possible create a template for simulation file which is used as a user defined template instead of standard template?

 

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Who can help? - Every suggestion is welcome. Best wishes, Michael

 

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Re: How to get SIM-File with specific pre-definitions

Phenom
Phenom
  1. a template .sim file could do the trick
  2. can copy a .sim file you are happy with in terms of set-up and attached a new fem
  3. I personally created a small "macro" in NX.Open which set-up a .sim (from  scratch) to do such things (it does abit more such as create a SOL101 , SOL103,SOL103RS will all the param, output,etc I want). This approach is a bit OTT as a template or method #2 could do more or less the same
  4. Thinking about it. The "neater" trick is to set-up a nastran .bdf file (template) with all the parameters, etc you want and just create the appropriate INCLUDE file (i.e. the model). Very good approach in terms of checking
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Re: How to get SIM-File with specific pre-definitions

Phenom
Phenom

selex_ct, thank you for answering.

 

The aim is to integrate the parameters already into workflow as early and easily as possible for different users.

Therefore, the native way to define a sim is from Simulation Navigator with New Simulation by means o RMB at FEM or AFM

 

 

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Here I can select a template file.

 

It would be a good and a simple way for all users of NX in our company if at this place a specific NX NASTRAN template exists, with our requirements for

- standard solution SOL101 with  specific Bulk Data Parameters,
- specific UNIT SYSTEM (Enhanced Solver Options)

- and maybe with specific Output Requests.

 

That would be great! Is it possible?

Where are default the template residing?

How can I define my one?

 

Best wishes, Michael

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Re: How to get SIM-File with specific pre-definitions

Phenom
Phenom

master .bdf file with INCLUDE statment works just fine and does it all ...

 

specific UNIT SYSTEM (Enhanced Solver Options) - Can only do this if one has a Solution set-up (I  think)

specific Output Requests - Default can be set-up in the user preference but cannot be solution specific

 

I think you only have to save an appropriatly set.up .sim in the appropriate site UGII directory

 

 

 

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Re: How to get SIM-File with specific pre-definitions

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

@MiDi1791 ,

 

This is exactly what templates are meant to handle. You can add your own entries to the template selection dialog by saving a .sim (or .fem) that contains those settings and editing the appropriate PAX file to include the selection on the New Part File dialog.

 

In the Help, there are some generic Template articles, and a FEM specific one related to mesh controls:

 

Standard new part templates

 

Add a custom template to a .pax file

 

Mesh control definitions

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Re: How to get SIM-File with specific pre-definitions

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Phenom

@JimB, thank you for answering. I will try to do so. At the moment I have no writing access to the directory %UGII_BASE_DIR%\simulation\templates for CAE. Therefore, I can't try it fully. I will speak with my system administrator to get the correct access which is necessary.

Best wishes, Michael

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Re: How to get SIM-File with specific pre-definitions

Phenom
Phenom

@JimB,

next step in this case:

I did redirect my template directory by means of SYSTEM VARIABLE to a local path where I can manipulate all files:

set UGII_TEMPLATE_DIR=C:\ssd_user\NX12\templates

 

Then I did copy the complete template directory of NX12\UGII\templates there.

Afterwards I was missing all the simulation templates in the dialogue "NEW"

So after reading online documentation I realized that simulation templates resides at another directory: NX12\SIMULATION\templates.

 

I did copy the complete content of simulation\templates into my own templates - directory , mixing up both sources. Now I have Model, DMU  and Simulation in my dialogue "New"

 

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Is this a suitable way to do so or did I create by mistake unseen obstacles for proper working with NX?

Or is there another SYSTEM variable to redirect the path for that simulation\templates - directory ?

 

Best wishes, Michael

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