Quick Guide

Enmesh GoSimulate Lite

Create a rough sketch

Open your CAD software and sketch the most basic features of your design. Some features will likely be predetermined by their surroundings and some features may be changed during the design process. Try to identify these properties and keep this in mind throughout the design process.

 

Transfer the part to GoSimulate

 

Go Simulate Logo

Launch Enmesh GoSimulate through the Add-In toolbar.

 

Single update

Select the part of interest in and then click Single Update to transfer the part to the Workbench of GoSimulate

 

 

Define your Case in the Workbench

 

The Workbench is primarily a set of parameters that always remains editable and accessible through the Property Panel.

Define MaterialDefine Material Click the Define Material and choose a material from the list.

 

Terminal constraintsThermal constraints
Create Temperature, Heat flux or Convection constraints by clicking New, and enter the parameters of the constraints in the fields. 

Elastic constraintsElastic constraints
Create Displacement, Force, Pressure, etc by clicking New, and enter the parameters of the constraints in the fields.

 

Faces are assigned to the constraints by double clicking or choosing Assign from the panel, using the Select Tool .

If you have added both thermal and elastic constraints, then a thermoelastic problem will be solved, otherwise the problem will be purely thermal or elastic.

Solving the Case

color mapClick Inspect Solutions and then Solve. For most cases the Coarse setting is the best choice, but for very thin structures, results benefit from choosing the Medium or Fine setting.

The results may be inspected directly in the PostProcess mode of GoSimulate. In the Lite version, it is possible to inspect TemperatureHeat flux, Displacement and von Mises stress distributions. For instance, you typically want the stresses to be as evenly distributed as possible, avoiding very localized stress peaks. Compare the quantitive values with the limits you have specified for your construction, but note that quantitive values are only available for Temperature and Displacement in the Lite version.

The Base Solution can be used as a good indicator on the strengths and weaknesses of the design, and is most likely enough in the conceptual stages of your design process. When higher accuracy is desired, the Case may be refined multiple times. The Convergence Plot indicates if the results are converging, and switching between different refinement levels makes it easy to compare them.

Reiterate your design

Using the results, reiterate your design by going back to the CAD software. Make a few changes guided by the knowledge gained from your simulation and then run the Case again. The parameters are automatically carried over to the modified model, saving you time and energy to concentrate on the design.

Tip: Most of the steps described are also found under the right-click menu for easier access.

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