Elementary Time Step Function
|Caution: ||It is strongly recommended that this function be used only when the model is finished and just prior to the start of the calculation.|
|1.||From the Menu Bar, select Process > Element Timestep.|
|2.||Define the name of the report in the Name field.|
The report file (html) name will be: root_name.defined_name.html
|3.||Define the elementary minimum time step of the calculation in the Minimal Timestep field.|
|4.||Switch the toggle button, Exclude elements in Rigid Bodies ON or OFF.|
|•||ON: the elements included in rigid bodies will not be modified.|
|•||OFF: the elements included in rigid bodies will be modified.|
|5.||Click the radio button Automatic Timestep to automatically divide the part into 10 subparts (maximum).|
Click the radio button Impose Timestep and define a time step range value for each subpart in the Imposed Timestep field.
|6.||Click View to view the modification proposal.|
|7.||Click Optimize to optimize the time step and split the part into several subparts and assemblies.|
Click Cancel to cancel the time step optimization.
Tools are available to modify the timestep display of the graphic window.
|1.||Enter a value in the Max value field or click to reset the default value.|
|2.||Enter a value in the Min value field or click to reset the default value.|
|3.||Click to update the graphic display.|
|4.||Click to remove the time step colors from the graphic window.|
|5.||Click to increase or decrease the Number of colors; or|
Enter a value in the window Number of colors and press the Close button to validate.