Run a Job Manually

Manually copy a prepared model file and queue it on a remote jobs server.

This procedure is required to run a job on a remote server that is not an Altair PBS server.
  1. Click the Run group label to display run options.

  2. Select the Manual Remote option.

  3. Select the File menu and click the Preferences button to open the Preferences.

  4. Under Category, select Inspire: Run Options and enable Run in model directory, then click OK.
  5. Set up and run an optimization using the Run Optimization window.
    The status icon in the Run Status window indicates that Inspire is waiting for the run file to be manually copied to the remote server.

  6. Right-click on the run name and select Open Run Folder.

  7. Copy the run file and manually submit it to your remote job server queue.
  8. When the job has finished running on the remote server, copy the set of result files back to the Inspire run history folder on your local computer.
  9. Click the satellite on the Optimize icon to open the Run Status window.
  10. Right-click on the name of the run and select View Results.

    After copying the run files, the status will change to a green check mark indicating that results are ready to view.

Note:
  • You can start a manual remote run and close your local version of Inspire. After copying the results back, you can load your results from the Run History.
  • For more information about how to install and configure a remote job server, refer to the Inspire Remote Job Submission Guide, available on Altair Community's Documentation page. Just filter for Inspire and version 2023.

Windows

This references the batch file hwfdmfeprocessor.bat found in <installation_directory>\Inspire2023\hwx\bin\win64.

Specify the parameters for the job as follows:
hwfdmfeprocessor.bat stmodelfileWithPath currentRunDir scratchDir exportFileName baseDir – mesh 1

where exportFileName is optiAnalysis.fem for analysis or topoOpt.fem for optimization.

Example:
C:\Program Files\Altair\2023\Inspire2023\hwx\bin\win64>hwfdmfeprocessor.bat c:\Temp\Model.stmod c:\Temp c:\Temp optiAnalysis.fem c:\Temp -mesh 1 -ncpu 4 -ram 20000

Linux

This references the shell file hwfdmfeprocessor.sh found in $INSTALLDIR/altair/scripts .

Specify the parameters for the job as follows:
hwfdmfeprocessor.sh stmodelfileWithPath currentRunDir scratchDir exportFileName baseDir – mesh 1

where exportFileName is optiAnalysis.fem for analysis or topoOpt.fem for optimization.

Example:
altair@altair-support:~$ ~altair/Inspire2023/hwfdmfeprocessor Files/Model.stmod ~altair-support/temp/ ~altair-support/temp/ topoOpt.fem ~/basedir -mesh 1 -ncpu 4 -ram 80000