Tips & Tricks

Here you will find articles on how to solve specific issues related to ESI's software solutions. Missing ESI products will be added progressively. Each article has a short abstract which is accessible to everyone. As logged users you can see the full article with all attached screenshots, and you can post comments related to each article.

CFD-VIEW Colormap Options: Static, Dynamic, and Cumulative
The Colormap Settings panel in CFD-VIEW assigns colors to data sets. Identical data values on an object are displayed with the same color if they are using the same colormap display. Three options offer the user the opportunity to select the mode for updating the...
Santosh Kini
CFD
305

Importing  an arbitrary STL surface for post-processing in CFD VIEW
When using the Arbitrary-Cut operator, you have the option to directly import an external surface in STL format into the model. This option, which was first made available in V2013.4, underwent significant performance improvements in V2014.0. This option provides the...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
21

Internal injection lines modeling
Internal injection lines on a shell model (i.e. made of internal element edges) are not supported by the parallel solver.
Mathilde Chabin
Composites
315

Direct Opening of a mesh
The creation of a RTM project and loading of the model mesh is usually done in 2 steps.
Mathilde Chabin
Composites
274

Fiber volume content contour
Two dedicated composites contours are available in PAM-FORM 2G post-processing: Shear angle and fiber directions.
Mathilde Chabin
Composites
429
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Coupling between PAM-FORM and PAM-RTM: multiple part mapping
Coupling between PAM-FORM 2G and PAM-RTM is done through a .DSY file. Thus, pre-forming process is simulated with PAM-FORM 2G and resulting fiber orientations that will affect permeabilities are transferred to PAM-RTM model setup.
Mathilde Chabin
Composites
349

Grouping option for CFD-VIEW Data Import
Grouping feature in CFD-ACE+ GUI and CFD-VIEW comes in handy when working with complex industrial models. This feature allows putting BC patches or VC entities into a group that can be manipulated easily, to either set up properties or display specific post-processing...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
4

CFD-VIEW Scripting is easier than ever with Journaling
In addition to the numerous options and tools available via the CFD-VIEW user interface, the scripting capability of CFD-VIEW allows you to perform complex data processing on your simulation results, and gives you the option to run the post-processing phase of your...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
15

CFD-VIEW: Working with cell-center data in batch mode
Many improvements have been made in CFD-VIEW that allows the manipulation of cell-center data. The latest cell-center data additions implemented in CFD-VIEW V2011.0 include, for example, support for the MinMax Probe and the Calculator.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
12

"Per Pixel Lighting" display option in CFD-VIEW
When visualizing CFD solutions, it is often of interest to see a particular range of variable values, and it is therefore useful to be able to clip the surface coloring to that range, as to obtain a clearer view of the areas affected by the variable.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
9