Upon opening Simulation, you are presented with the Map of Analysis Types window pane. This feature allows you to quickly generate multiple environments for your analysis as an alternative to using the New Analysis toolbar menu, which is used to select individual analysis types. The map and the New Analysis menu are illustrated below. The Map of Analyses Types panel automatically generates one, two, or more analyses that are linked and that contain common default Details associated with the various environments. The arrows displayed in the map indicate how the analyses are linked as well as the Objects that will be generated in the Outline.
The Map of Analyses Types panel can be closed using the New Analysis drop-down list or by unselecting the checkbox at the bottom of the panel.
As shown below, as you make selections in the Map panel, additional fields display in the lower portion of the window under the heading “Options.” You can make entries into these option fields or you may leave them blank and default values will populate the environment. Once you have made your selections, simply click the OK button to generate the environments and their Details. Selecting the Cancel button closes the map pane and selecting the Help button opens the ANSYS Workbench documentation to the Map of Analysis Types topic.
In addition, note that you cannot select the Thermal Condition object. This object is created when you select either the Steady-State Thermal Analysis or Transient Thermal Analysis objects, or both, and it generates the initial thermal condition for the thermal environments.
Once an analysis or multiple analyses are generated, the Outline is automatically populated with the various objects and if selected in the Map pane, the Simulation Wizard also automatically displays.
Certain environments have selection requirements. To select:
Linear Buckling or Fatigue requires the Structural environment.
Random Vibration requires the Modal environment.
Additional selection/operational options include:
Units are defined in the Units menu.
Right-clicking in the “white space” around the environment objects selects all of the objects in the map.
Once you have selected your desired environments, you can double-click the final option to immediately generate the Outline objects (instead of clicking the OK button).
In addition to the checkboxes at the bottom of the pane, you can prevent the panel from displaying at startup by changing the preference located under Options>Simulation>Miscellaneous.