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The OnScale Solve™ User Interface

By Oliver Mashari 03 November 2020

With OnScale Solve we want to provide you with an awesome Cloud Engineering Simulation experience that’s easy, powerful, and gets the job done. OnScale Solve enables true Digital Prototypes: digital representations of physical systems that fully capture physical behavior and massively reduce cost, risk, and time of outdated physical prototypes for any R&D organization. OnScale Solve makes it easy to create digital prototypes. Within the UI the user can easily interact with all of the simulation results data stored on the cloud, allowing for the creation of charts, tables, images, and animations.

With the recent release of OnScale Solve, this article will provide a breakdown of the interface and how to navigate the Solve dashboard.

The dashboard

After you register and login you will be taken to the dashboard. The dashboard is where you can keep track of ongoing projects and simulation studies, or if you are part of a larger organization you can manage teams.

To learn more about the different icons featured on the dashboard check out our help page here!

Let’s go into a little more detail about the Projects, Simulations and Team pages accessible from the dashboard. These pages make it easy to efficiently navigate simulation studies and manage core-hour usage.

Projects

A project represents an FEA model. A project can contain multiple designs of a model, and each design can consist of multiple versions.

Designs – A design represents one possible form of a model. Let’s say you’re designing a product and have two possible designs that you want to simulate and compare. You would have one project for this product, and in this project you would create two designs.

Versions – A version is a record of the state of a particular design at a particular point in time. If you make a change to a design after running a simulation a new version is automatically created and saved.

Designs and versions can be visualized on the project details page, a design is visualized as a branch and a version is visualized as a point on this branch:

You can find more information on how to create, edit and open specific design or versions here!

Simulations

The Simulations page lists simulation studies that you have run in the last 6 months.

When you submit and execute a model on the cloud, this creates a new simulation study. A simulation consists of one or more simulations. In OnScale Solve simulations cost core-hours. In addition, exploring simulation results consumes core-hours at a rate of 3 core-hours per hour.

The execution of a parametric model creates multiple simulations in a single simulation study. A parametric model is a model that includes parameters, where a parameter is an aspect of your model that can be varied.

Cloud Engineering Simulation

  1. Basic details – This section shows basic simulation study details including the project name, design, and version, and whether the simulation study has completed. If the simulation is completed, you can open the results directly from here.
  2. Overview of simulations – This section shows information about the number of simulations in the simulation study and the status of each simulation.
  3. Simulations – Lists simulations in the study

Team

Lists both simulations that you have run and simulations run by other users on projects that you contribute to. For Team and Enterprise users, the Team page shows the details of the team that your user account is associated with.

With Team and Enterprise accounts, multiple users can collaborate on a project. This functionality is not available with Free accounts. By adding a user in your team as a collaborator on a project at minimum this allow them to view the project. Collaborators can be assigned one of three permission levels for the project:

  • Can View: The collaborator can view the project but cannot make changes to it.
  • Can Edit: The collaborator can create and edit designs and versions but cannot perform other actions such as editing the project’s name or description; allocating core-hours to the project; archiving or deleting the project; or adding other collaborators to the project.
  • Owner: The collaborator has full control over the project.

How to Get Started With OnScale Solve:

Engineers, designers, analysts, and current OnScale users can learn more about OnScale Solve and run their first cloud engineering simulation study by accessing these resources:

  • Create your Free private account here.
  • Watch a quick guided video tour of the software, from log in to simulation.
  • Run your first simulation by following a 10-minute online tutorial.
  • Ask for technical support by emailing support@onscale.com.

With OnScale Solve we want to provide you with an awesome Cloud Engineering Simulation experience that’s easy, powerful, and gets the job done. As OnScale Solve is a work in progress we want your feedback: what you like, what you dislike, and which features you most want next.

Ask a question or help others with theirs on our forum.