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.

3D Combine
As existing 2D Combine in Visual-Mesh, 3D Combine has been introduced to undone refinements.
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics, Virtual Integration Platform
16

New pattern in Visual-Mesh 3D split
The aim of this new 3D pattern is to allow users to refine mesh on a restricted area
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics, Virtual Integration Platform
69

Boundary Layer Mesh tool demonstration
Easily creating a connection between a tetramesh and an hexamesh is possible, using Boundary Layer Mesh tool.
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics, Welding & Assembly, Virtual Integration Platform
160

Coupling windows for postreatment visualization
When comparison between results is needed, coupling windows and synchronizing animations is a key tool.
Sandrine Dischert
Multiphysics, Welding & Assembly, Virtual Integration Platform
66

Using Region sources in CFD-VisCART
In order to control grid spacing at user-defined locations, mesh sources are a common tool in CFD-VisCART (Figure 1). Point, Line, Curve, Plane, Box and Surface sources have been available for several years. Cylinder and Sphere sources were introduced a few years back...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
29

Using a template CDL file for quick case set up in CFD-CADalyzer
If your simulations with CFD-CADalyzer typically include the same or similar type of physics, materials and boundary conditions then you can make the case setup process very efficient and quick with the use of a template file - a CDL file that includes the typical...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
6

Automatic covering of larger unwanted holes in CFD-VisCART
CFD-VisCART meshing automatically closes or covers holes in the geometry that are smaller in size than the cell size specified at the surfaces. To cover LARGER holes, the ‘Max Hole Size to Cover’ feature can be used. This feature, introduced in...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
8

Grouping parts during data import in CFD-VisCART
When dealing with complex industrial models such as cars and airplanes, hundreds of parts need to be managed. Each one of these parts may also be subdivided into different components. In order to easily manipulate these different parts and components in CFD-VisCART,...
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
11

CFD-VisCART: Mesh Extrusion
In most CFD simulations, it is required to place inlets/outlets far enough from the region of interest in order to reduce their influence on the solution. In many applications, this can be done by extruding existing inlets/outlets BC patches away from the domain.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
9

Preserving boundaries between patches with CFD-VisCART’s Single Domain mesher
The ‘Preserve Features’ option does very well in preserving features between geometry patches – as long as the patches are not coplanar (dihedral angle = 0) or include a very small dihedral angle between them.
Abraham Meganathan
CFD
10