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					Finite Element Method FEM
           Lecture 4
        ANSYS Basics

    Dr. Mohammed Al-Hazmi
                     Basics
    Launching of ANSYS
    Graphical User Interface (GUI)
    Menus, dialogs and toolbars
    Working area
    Preferences
    Files used by ANSYS
    ANSYS Menus
    ANSYS File menu
    ANSYS PlotCtrls menu
    Units
    Undo
    Hints
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          Graphical User Interface
                       GUI
                                 Input Window
Utility
Menu


Toolbar




 Main
 Menu
                             Graphics
                             Window




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                      GUI Layout
Utility Menu
    • Contains utility functions available throughout session
    • i.e. file controls, selecting, and graphics controls

Main Menu
    • Contains primary functions, organized by processors
Toolbar
    • Commonly used ANSYS commands and functions
Input Window
    • Directly type in commands
Graphics Window
    • Window containing graphical displays

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                           ANSYS Help
• ANSYS help gives information and trouble shooting advice for nearly all
  components of GUI.
• Accessed through GUI or by clicking Help button within a dialog box.



                                      Index and Search tabs




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     Plot Ctrls Menu –View Settings




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                               Units

 •The ANSYS program does not assume a system of units
 for your analysis. Except in magnetic field analyses, you
 can use any system of units so long as you make sure
 that you use that system for all the data you enter. (Units
 must be consistent for all input data.)
 •Using the /UNITS command, you can set a marker in
 the ANSYS database indicating the system of units that
 you are using. This command does not convert data from
 one system of units to another; it simply serves as a
 record for subsequent reviews of the analysis.
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                                 Undo
       Main Menu>Preprocessor>Session Editor

The UNDO command brings up the session editor, a text
window that displays all of the program operations since
the last SAVE or RESUME command. You can modify
command parameters, delete whole sections of text and
even save a portion of the command string to a separate
file. The file is named jobname000.cmds, with each
subsequent save operation incrementing the filename by
one digit.

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                               Hints

•Tips on SAVE and RESUME:
   Periodically save the database as you progress through
   an analysis. ANSYS does NOT do automatic saves.
   You should definitely SAVE the database before
   attempting an unfamiliar operation (such as a Boolean
   or meshing) or an operation that may cause major
   changes (such as a delete).
        oRESUME can then be used as an “undo” if you don’t like
        the results of that operation.
      SAVE is also recommended before doing a solve.
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                                     Hints
File Management Tips
•Run each analysis project in a separate working directory.
•Use different jobnames to differentiate various analysis
runs.
•You should keep the following files after any ANSYS
analysis:
      log file ( .log), database file ( .db), results files, load step files, if
      any (.s01, .s02, ...), physics files (.ph1, .ph2, ...).
•Use /DELETE or Utility Menu > File > ANSYS File
Options to automatically delete files no longer needed by
ANSYS during that session.
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