Phase 1: Run the Baseline Model

Launch HyperWorks

  1. Launch Altair HyperWorks.
  2. In the New Session window, select HyperMesh from the list of tools.
  3. For Profile, select OptiStruct.
  4. Click Create Session.
    Figure 1. Create New Session

    This loads the user profile, including the appropriate template, menus, and functionalities of HyperMesh relevant for generating models for OptiStruct.

Import the Model

  1. On the menu bar, select File > Import > Solver Deck.
  2. In the Import File window, navigate to and select airframe_section_CMS.fem you saved to your working directory.
  3. Click Open.
  4. In the Solver Import Options dialog, ensure the Reader is set to OptiStruct.
    Figure 2. Solver Import Options

  5. Accept the default settings and click Import.

Submit the Residual Job

  1. From the menu bar, select Analyze.
  2. On the Analyze ribbon, under the Analyze tool group, select Run OptiStruct Solver .
    The panel area opens.
  3. Click Save as.
  4. For File name, enter airframe_section_BASELINE_CMS.fem.
    The .fem extension is necessary to recognize this as an input file.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Set export options: to all and click Export.
  7. Set run options: to analysis.
  8. Click Run.
    If the job is successful, new results files appear in the directory where Altair HyperWorks was invoked. The airframe_section_BASELINE_CMS.out file is a good place to look for error messages to help debug the input deck if any errors are present.