Run Analysis

Use to run a quick porosity analysis when designing metal parts that are casted. Then interactively view the results using the Analysis Explorer.

  1. Click the button on the Porosity icon.
    The Run Analysis window opens.

  2. Enter an element size and select a material for the analysis.
  3. Click Run. Use the Run Status window to monitor the progress of the run.
  4. When the run completes, click the green flag on the Porosity icon or double-click the name of the run in the Run Status window to view the results.
  • The element size determines the accuracy of the mesh. A smaller element size (which produces a greater number of elements) increases accuracy, but lengthens the calculation time. A larger element size (fewer elements) decreases accuracy, but shortens the calculation time.
  • Material properties are assigned using the Materials tool on the Structure ribbon or the part context menu.