The Output bar is the primary communication platform of Autodesk Simulation CFD. Status messages (and errors) are written to the Message window during several critical stages of the simulation process, including the following:
- Model load
- Simulation start
- Simulation completion
In addition to the Message Window, the Output bar contains tabs for the following actions:
The purpose of the Message window is to communicate the status of each analysis during the following phases:
- When a Design Study is opened
- When geometry tools are applied
- When the calculation is started (by clicking the Solve button)
- When the calculation finishes
The Convergence Plot tracks convergence of the calculation. The mean value of each degree of freedom is plotted for every iteration.
For more about the Convergence Plot
Use Critical Values to compare and evaluate results from individual and multiple Scenarios. Its primary display tools are the data table and bar graphs.
For more about Critical Values
Design Review Center
Use the Design Review Center to compare graphical results from multiple Scenarios. Use a single viewing pane to flip between results views or multiple view ports to compare results side-by-side.
For more about the Design Review Center
Collapsible Output bar
When viewing results, it is useful to hide the Output bar to maximize space on the Graphics window:
To expand the Output bar: