Now that you've run the simulation, we can take a look at the air as it flows through the enclosure.
1. Click the Output Bar button to give us more room to work.
2. To create a results plane, click Planes, and click Add.
3. To re-orient the plane, left click on it, and click Y.
4. Click the small arrow beside Edit, and click Vector Settings.
5. To enable vectors and make them look awesome:
- Select Velocity Vector from the Results menu.
- Select Outline from the Appearance menu.
- Drag the Grid spacing slider toward the left.
Note To show temperature on the components, we need to shade them first. Because there are so many, we'll shade everything, and then show the casing and air as outline.
6. To shade the entire model, click Visual Style from the Quick Access toolbar, and select Shaded.
7. To display the casing and air as outline:
- From the Design Study bar (Results branch), right click on 1 Casing, and click Outline.
- Right click on Air, and click Outline.
8. To display component temperatures, click Global, and select Temperature from the Global Result menu.
Not bad! In just a few minutes, you ran a fairly complex 3D flow simulation and created a view that's awesome and useful.
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