# Batch Mode

To start a batch mode process, run hvtrans.exe in a DOS command prompt on a PC or use a Unix shell. If you do not specify complete arguments in the command line, the HvTrans GUI is displayed for you to fill in more information.

hvtrans.exe is located in the following directories:
PC
Unix
/altair/scripts/
To specify the model information from the input deck, use the following syntax:
hvtrans.exe -c<config file> <result file> <model file> -o<output file> -z[percent]
Note: If you do not specify <model file>, the model information is not included in the .h3d file. If the model data is from the result file, you need to specify the result file name for <model file>.
Table 1.
Option/<Parameter> Description
-a Translates all results to an .h3d file without a configuration file.
-ar Saves the results only. No model information is translated.
-c<config file> The name of the configuration file(s).

Multiples configuration files can be specified by:

-c<config1>,<config2>,<configX>

This allows you to specify a second file that has Linear Superposition/Envelope combinations as a separate file, in addition to the standard configuration file.

-help or -h Help.