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.

Static comfort – Different encrypted data display
How to display encrypted occupant when other data are also encrypted in the model.
Oriane Jammet-Reynal
Virtual Seat
55

Static Comfort - Sensors Grid
Sensors Grid Definition improvement in Virtual Seat Solution v2015 (VE 11)
Cécile Cabane
Virtual Seat
141

Trim Manufacturing – Trim Adviser
Trim Adviser improvement in Virtual Seat Solution v2015 (VE 11)
Cécile Cabane
Virtual Seat
142

Model clipping feature in CFD-VisCART and CFD-GEOM
For better visualization of the geometry and mesh, a model clipping feature was introduced in CFD-VisCART and CFD-GEOM V2013.0. The following sections illustrate the usage and benefits of this feature.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
12

Improve Productivity Using Scripts [Video Format]
As simulations become more integrated with the design process, engineers often spend time on repeated operations that do not contribute to their productivity. There is a need for tools that could capture, preserve and transfer the knowledge within the organization or...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
33

Boundary layer meshing with CFD-ACE+  [video format]
The accuracy of a CFD solution is strongly dependent on how well the mesh resolves geometry and flow features. This is especially true for near wall regions (boundary layer) where viscous forces are not negligible compared to inertial forces.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
20

How to check what software version you are running
There is a very fast and easy way to verify what software version you are running for your ESI CFD applications. You most likely know that this information is available for the GUI by clicking on 'Help → About ...', and for solvers by looking...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
3

Always Make Sure You Have a Good Mesh Quality
The mesh has a great influence on the solver convergence and solution of every CFD Simulation. The user is strongly advised to check the quality of a numerical mesh.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
30

Copy/Paste Viewpoint tools
Usually, when performing a particular simulation, it is necessary to compare the results of similar models or the same model at different operating conditions. It is important that the two (or more) cases being compared be viewed from the same angle and at the same...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
2

Using "Visual Scaling" for Models with Drastically Varying Length Scales
For models that have drastically varying length scales, it can be difficult to create the grid, setup a model, and post-process the results. CFD-GEOM, CFD-ACE-GUI and CFD-VIEW have a "Visual Scale" capability that can significantly help when working...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
2