Submitting a Job

Define and run an analyis using the Run Analysis tool.

The model setup should be completed before submitting job for analysis. Save the model in a new folder with the desired project name. Analysis will be performed in this folder based on user preference under Run Options.

  1. Click on the Analysis tool in the Run group.
  2. In the Analysis Parameters dialog, define parameters accordingly.
  3. Click Run to submit the job.
    The status of the run is displayed.
  4. Click Export to complete the pre-processing.
    The process stops after the data decks for the solver are generated.

Analysis Parameters Settings

Project Name
The data deck is written with "name" as a prefix. It is written in the same folder where the model is saved. Avoid using special characters as files will be created using this name.
Profile Temp
Exit temperature of the profile after extrusion. This is the temperature at die exit. Typical values are around 525° C.
Note: If you select Map Extrusion Results, that profile temperature will override whatever is given here.
Puller Speed
The speed at which the puller pulls the profile. Typically, this is similar to extrusion speed (ram speed × extrusion ratio).
Simulation Time
The time required by the profile to exit the last quench zone. This is the recommended value to see the complete quenching analysis.
Time Step Size
The recommended value is 1 second. Reduce this value if you want a more detailed temperature history. Reducing this value will increase the CPU time, as the number of steps is the ratio of simulation time to time step size.
Choose a selected workpiece material which has TTP curve data.
Choose a coolant material.
Warpage Analysis
Check this box to perform Warpage Analysis.
Mesh Size
Medium is the preferred option. If the model has many fine features, selecting fine is recommended. If it is a simple model, coarse option can be used. To start from existing mesh, click on Existing and select the mesh file. To specify mesh size by part, click on User-defined, then click the Mesh size tab and adjust default mesh sizes.
Map Extrusion Results
Check this box to consider the profile temperature and grain size from a previous extrusion analysis in the quenching simulation. Browse to that run's directory to select it.

Start from Existing Mesh

  1. Click Existing under Mesh Size options.
  2. Enter the path to the mesh file or browse to it.

    Supported data formats:

    *.grf, *.bdf, and *.fem


    1. The length unit of mesh must be the same as the user unit.
    2. The meshed part name should be the same as the solid part name, with optional suffix "3D". For example, if the solid part name is DiePlate, then choices for meshed part names would be DiePlate3D or DiePlate.

  3. Click Run to start the job.