A Template is a file that contains the model settings for one or more scenarios that define a design. Templates provide consistency for design studies that contain similar settings.
- For regular users, Templates eliminate the need to repeatedly define the same settings.
- For sporadic users, Templates are a convenient starting point, and ensure consistency with other design studies.
- Being able to save and apply frequently used settings, independent of any geometry references, benefits all users.
After opening a Template into a design study, drag each setting from the Design Study bar to the appropriate model entity.
For example, a multi-port manifold must be redesigned to minimize pressure drop. Each design is geometrically different, but the flow rates, outlet pressures, and materials are the same. A Template is created that contains these settings. It is applied to each new design, and the user simply associates the settings with the surfaces and parts. The Template ensures consistent settings for all designs, and reduces the amount of time and effort.
The following topics describe procedures for creating and working with templates: