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

Visual-CFD Frequently asked questions with solutions

Visual-CFD Frequently asked questions with solutions
This article collects several tips & tricks for Visual-CFD users read more
CFD, Virtual Integration Platform
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CFD-VIEW Colormap Options: Static, Dynamic, and Cumulative

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... read more
CFD
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Simulating Electroplating using CFD-ACE+

Simulating Electroplating using CFD-ACE+
Electroplating is the oldest industrial application of electrochemical reactions where metals or alloys from metallic ions in electrolytes are deposited on a substrate. Plating enables engineers to tailor a deposit’s mechanical, electrical and magnetic properties and... read more
CFD
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A note on output files generated in a typical CCP simulation

A note on output files generated in a typical CCP simulation
This tip provides an explanation about all the important files that are written by the solver when running a CCP Simulation read more
CFD
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Auto Empty Folders option in CFD-GEOM

Auto Empty Folders option in CFD-GEOM
When importing large models into CFD-GEOM, you may notice that certain entities listed in the Model Manager may have a red box around them. read more
CFD
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Adding Baffles to an Unstructured domain in CFD-GEOM

Adding Baffles to an Unstructured domain in CFD-GEOM
While meshing the geometries of industrial significance like mixing tanks, reactor and heat exchangers, we may encounter baffles which have negligible thickness but significant area to impact the physics of the problem in terms of momentum and heat transfer. These... read more
CFD
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Addressing non-Maxwellian EEDFs using Look Up Tables

Addressing non-Maxwellian EEDFs using Look Up Tables
To a large extent, electron energy distribution functions (EEDFs) determine the properties of partially ionized low temperature discharges. The typical approach in modeling such discharges involves a) assuming an EEDF or b) computing an EEDF. read more
CFD
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Using Region sources in CFD-VisCART

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... read more
CFD
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New Mesh Sources in CFD-GEOM for Triangle and Tetrahedral meshing

New Mesh Sources in CFD-GEOM for Triangle and Tetrahedral meshing
Corner Point Sources, Surface Interior Sources and Tet Sources have been available in CFD-GEOM for several years, allowing for refinements during certain phases of mesh generation. read more
CFD
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Viewing CCP Simulation Summaries in CFD-ACE+ GUI

Viewing CCP Simulation Summaries in CFD-ACE+ GUI
Summaries can prove to be very useful in monitoring the progress of a simulation and while analyzing results. CFD-ACE+ provides options for writing out various summaries depending on the physics involved. Users can select the list of summaries they need under Out &... read more
CFD
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