Preferences: Inspire Cast

Define preferences for casting analysis.


Preference Description
Run Options Run in model directory: Enable this option if you want to store run history in the directory where the model is located rather than the run history path.

Run history path: Specify the default location where the run history is stored.

Stop temperature (C): Define the temperature to stop calculation.

Number of CPU cores: The number of CPU cores used during optimization or analysis runs. For larger models, significant time savings can be achieved by using at least two cores to perform the calculation.

Use previous mesh: Select to use a previous mesh if the geometry has not changed to save time.

Mesh with polynurbs paths: Select to generate topology from polyNURBS.
Note: User should deselect this option when not using polyNURBS geometries.

Use volume layered mesh: Select to force the mesher to generate a thickness of at least three elements.

Average number of steps: Define the average number of steps to be printed. The default setting will write around 100 steps, but can be modified to increase or decrease the number of steps. The value is bounded by the number of calculated steps. It is recommended to use no fewer than 50 steps for optimal visualization.

Damage Enable damage: Select to scale the damage of the material, mapped to the crash mesh in RADIOSS.

K: Define the value to add to the scaled temperature and scaled flow length.

Scale temperature (C): Define the cooling rate of the temperature at the end of the casting process.

Scale flow length: Define the scale of the flow length.

Analysis Legend Colors Solidification: Select the legend colors for the analysis result type.

Filling: Select the legend colors for the analysis result type.

Model Definition

Preference Description
Materials Material Norm: Choose from en (Euro Norm), iso (International Standard), astm (American Society for Testing and Materials), or jis (Japanese Industrial Standard).
Process Settings Ambient temperature (C): Define the ambient temperature.