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The default entry in the Continue From drop menu is the last saved iteration or time step. When Solve is hit, the analysis will continue from the value shown in this drop menu.
If a previous iteration or time step is chosen, then all subsequent saved iterations or time steps will be deleted from the analysis (after a prompt is displayed confirming that this is OK).
Changes made to the mesh definitions, boundary conditions, or materials are automatically incorporated into the analysis. If a mesh size is changed, but the Continue From menu is not reset to 0, the following happens:
- a new mesh will be generated
- the current results are interpolated onto this new mesh
- the analysis iteration count is reset to 0
All intermediate saved results files (and time steps) will then be deleted. The analysis will then proceed with the saved results mapped to the new mesh except for analyses containing the following features:
- Extruded elements
- Surface parts (solid or distributed resistance)
- Motion (moving solids)
- Rotating region
- Periodic boundary conditions
NoteThe Mesh Sizes quick edit dialog is not available when a scenario that was originally launched from Pro/E Mechanica is opened from the desktop. If the existing mesh sizes are deleted (through the Design Study bar), the Solve dialog is grayed out. The scenario MUST be launched from Pro/Engineer to generate a new mesh.