Computing a Static Case Solution 

  This task will show you how to compute the Static Case Solution of a Finite Element Model on which you previously created a Restraint object and a Load object. You will store the results in a given directory.


1. Select the Storage Location icon .
The Current Storage Location dialog box is displayed.

2. If needed, change the path of the Result Data and/or Computation Data directories and then click OK in the Current Storage Location dialog box. 


The Results and Computation Data are stored in one single file with given extensions:

3. Select the Compute icon  .
The Compute dialog box appears.
The Current Storage Location dialog box disappears.

4. Select the All default value proposed for defining which are the objects sets to be updated.

5. Click OK in the Compute dialog box to launch the computation.


The Progress Bar dialog box provides a series of status messages (Meshing, Factorization, Solution) that inform you of the degree of advancement of the computation process.

Upon successful completion of the computation, the status of all objects in the analysis specification tree up to the Static Case Solution.1 objects set is changed to valid. In other words, the   symbol appears no more.

The color change of the Restraints and Loads symbols to blue, also reflecting the fact that the Static Case Solution computation was successful.


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