I know I can set up a design study in a given part and have it run thru a set of different boundary conditions in Mechanica. This works fine for a single part, but is there any mechanism in Mechanica to allow runs of different parts with different boundary conditions to run one after another? I'm faced with analyzing 8 DIFFERENT parts that each take roughly 2-3 hours to solve. What would be perfect is if there is some simple, straightforward way to set all 8 analysis up and let them run over night? Thanks in advance... Thanks... Paul Korenkiewicz FEV, Inc. 4554 Glenmeade Auburn Hills, MI., 48326
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A couple interesting replies which didn't make it to the exploder... (hmmm... guess I should have reminded people to respond directly to the exploder so the thread is intact in the archives... ) When adding the analysis to the batch file, you can open the status window.
At the end you have as many status windows on the screen as analysis in the batch file.
You can watch the progress in those windows as you can do it if you start the study directly.
you can open up the .rpt file which is the standard report file. It is located in the folder that mechanica creates to store all of the analysis files. You can also open up the .stt file which is the more detailed report file. Note - I always make a copy of these files first before opening them just in case the program I open them with prevents Mechanica from writing to that file. I don't know what happens if Mechanica can't write to that file. It wouldn't surprise me if mechanica crashes because it can't write to a text file. Also FYI - you can create a second batch file that calls the mechanica files like this: ECHO time: %time% CALL ./static_x/mecbatch.bat ECHO Static in x completed! ECHO Completed time: %time% CALL ./static_y/mecbatch.bat ECHO Static in y completed! ECHO Completed time: %time% You change the folder path as needed (highlighted in red). This way when you come in the next morning you have an idea how long it took to run each analysis. You can also just get this info from each .rpt file.