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Properties panel

The properties panel shows information about whatever you have selected in the model. You can select items in the tree or in the 3D viewer.

If you need extra space, you can select Collapse properties panel to collapse the properties panel.

See also Parameters.

CAD file

When you select a CAD file in the tree, the properties panel shows the Length unit property. This property is not available where the length unit is explicitly set in the CAD file itself.

Property Description
Length Unit The length unit for the model (Meters, Millimeters, Micrometers, Nanometers, Feet, Inches, or Mils).

Part

When you select a CAD part, the properties panel enables you to apply a material to that part.

If you select multiple CAD parts, you can apply materials to multiple parts

Property Description
Material
Apply a material to this CAD part.
Global Materials: Shows the full list of available materials. You can type in the search box to filter this list.
Version Materials: Lists materials that you have already added to the design version. On desktops and laptops, hover over a colored dot to see the material’s name.
Once you have selected a material, shows beside the dropdown. This action is not yet functional but will be available in a future release to let you view and edit the material’s properties.

More properties will be added in a future release.

Physics

Physics constraints and loads can be enabled by toggling on the specific type of Physics.

Mechanical Physics

When you create a physics constraint, such as a force load, the properties panel shows its properties. Edit these properties and then select Done to create the physics constraint.

Alternatively select to remove the physics constraint.

 

When you select a physics constraint that you have previously created, the properties panel shows its properties. Select to edit these properties or to delete the physics constraint.

If you delete a physics constraint for which you have defined a parameter, you will be asked whether you want to discard this.

If you choose to keep the parameter, it will be orphaned. This means that you will still see it in the Parameters tree but it won’t be associated with anything in your model.

Force

Property Description
Name A name for the force load. You can change the default name to something more meaningful to you.
Coordinate System
Global coordiante systems are used to define the coordinate locations of nodes in space.
Mode Select how the direction of the Force load is applied. Selection can either be angluar or positional .
Force
The amplitude of the Force load in Newtons. To reverse the direction of the load, select or enter a negative value. To use a parameter for the load’s value, select . For information about parameter properties, see Parameters.
To remove a parameter that you’ve added, select .
Angle
The direction of the force load if the angular is selected. Direction can be defined in uw plane relative to the surface normal (θ) and the vw plane relative to the surface normal (Φ)
As well as entering angles here, you can select the in the panel to show protractors. Drag the markers on the protractors to set the force’s direction.
Protractors in the 3D viewer
Position
The direction of the force load if positional is selected. Direction can be defined by manually entering the positions of the force vector on the u, v and w planes.

Traction

Property Description
Name A name for the traction load. You can change the default name to something more meaningful to you.
Coordinate System
Global coordiante systems are used to define the coordinate locations of nodes in space.
Mode Select how the direction of the Force load is applied. Selection can either be angluar or positional .
Traction
The amplitude of the Traction load in N/m² (Pascals). To reverse the direction of the load, select or enter a negative value. To use a parameter for the load’s value, select . For information about parameter properties, see Parameters.
To remove a parameter that you’ve added, select .
Angle
The direction of the force load if the angular is selected. Direction can be defined in uw plane relative to the surface normal (θ) and the vw plane relative to the surface normal (Φ)
As well as entering angles here, you can select the in the panel to show protractors. Drag the markers on the protractors to set the force’s direction.
Protractors in the 3D viewer
Position
The direction of the force load if positional is selected. Direction can be defined by manually entering the positions of the force vector on the u, v and w planes.

Pressure

Property Description
Name A name for the pressure load. You can change the default name to something more meaningful to you.
Type
In this beta release, you can only select:
Static Load: A load that doesn’t change over time.
Pressure
The amplitude of the pressure load in pascals. Select to reverse the direction of the load or to use a parameter for the load’s value. For information about parameter properties, see Parameters.
To remove a parameter that you’ve added, select .

Fixture

Property Description
Name A name for the fixture. You can change the default name to something more meaningful to you.
Coordiante System Only option avaliable to users at the moment is Global. You will be able to define and use custom coordiante systems in upcoming releases.
Axes of Restraint Unrestrain translational degreee of freedom (DoF) on a specific axis. User can toggle restraints on the X, Y and Z axis.

Type Select from pre-defined restraint options. Options include Fixture, Silder X, Slider Y, Slider Z, Restraint X, Restraint Y and Restraint Z

Symmetry

Property Description
Name A name for the Symmetry constraint. You can change the default name to something more meaningful to you.
Coordiante System Only option avaliable to users at the moment is Global. You will be able to define and use custom coordiante systems in upcoming releases.

Displacement

Property Description
Name A name for the Displacement constraint. You can change the default name to something more meaningful to you.
Coordiante System Only option avaliable to users at the moment is Global. You will be able to define and use custom coordiante systems in upcoming releases.
Displacement Enter values to displace the model on the X, Y or X axis. The model can also be restrained by clicking the lock icon.

Thermal Physics

Temperature

Property Description
Name A name for the Temperature constraint. You can change the default name to something more meaningful to you.
Coordiante System Only option avaliable to users at the moment is Global. You will be able to define and use custom coordiante systems in upcoming releases.
Temperature
The amplitude of the Temperature in degree Celsius (°C). To reverse the direction of the load, select or enter a negative value. To use a parameter for the load’s value, select . For information about parameter properties, see Parameters.
To remove a parameter that you’ve added, select .

 

Convection

Property Description
Name A name for the Convection constraint. You can change the default name to something more meaningful to you.
Coordiante System Only option avaliable to users at the moment is Global. You will be able to define and use custom coordiante systems in upcoming releases.
Reference Temperature
Two options can be selected from the drop-down menu Ambient and Custom.
Ambient sets reference temperature at 20°C.
Custom lets you set the reference temperature to any value, positive or negative.
Convection
The value of the Convection Coefficient in W/m2°C. To use a parameter for the load’s value, select . For information about parameter properties, see Parameters.
To remove a parameter that you’ve added, select .

 

Heat Flux

Property Description
Name A name for the Heat Flux load. You can change the default name to something more meaningful to you.
Coordiante System Only option avaliable to users at the moment is Global. You will be able to define and use custom coordiante systems in upcoming releases.
Type Type can either be Heat Flux or Total Heat.
Heat Flux
The value of the Heat Flux in W/m2 if Heat Flux type is selected. The value of the Heat Flux in W if Total Heat type is selected. 
To use a parameter for the load’s value, select . For information about parameter properties, see Parameters.
To remove a parameter that you’ve added, select .

Power

Property Description
Name A name for the Power load. You can change the default name to something more meaningful to you.
Type Type can either be Total Power or Power Density.
Power
The value of the Power in W if Total Power type is selected. The value of the Power in W/m3 if Power Density type is selected.
To reverse the direction of the load, select or enter a negative value. To use a parameter for the load’s value, select . For information about parameter properties, see Parameters.
To remove a parameter that you’ve added, select .

 

Fluid Physics

Pressure

Property Description
Name A name for the fluid Pressure constraint. You can change the default name to something more meaningful to you.
Coordiante System Only option avaliable to users at the moment is Global. You will be able to define and use custom coordiante systems in upcoming releases.
Pressure
The amplitude of the pressure load in pascals. Select to reverse the direction of the load or to use a parameter for the load’s value. For information about parameter properties, see Parameters.
To remove a parameter that you’ve added, select .

Flow

Property Description
Name A name for the fluid Flow constraint. You can change the default name to something more meaningful to you.
Coordinate System
Global coordiante systems are used to define the coordinate locations of nodes in space.
Mode Select how the direction of the fluid Flow constraint is applied. Selection can either be angluar or positional .
Velocity Magnitude
The amplitude of the Velocity load in M/s. To reverse the direction of the load, select or enter a negative value. To use a parameter for the load’s value, select . For information about parameter properties, see Parameters.
To remove a parameter that you’ve added, select .
Angle
The direction of the force load if the angular is selected. Direction can be defined in uw plane relative to the surface normal (θ) and the vw plane relative to the surface normal (Φ)
As well as entering angles here, you can select the in the panel to show protractors. Drag the markers on the protractors to set the force’s direction.
Protractors in the 3D viewer
Position
The direction of the force load if positional is selected. Direction can be defined by manually entering the positions of the force vector on the u, v and w planes.

Simulation study

When you select a simulation study in the Simulations tree, the properties panel shows options related to this study.

Select Current Study to run a new simulation study, or select an existing study to view the results of that study.

Option Description
Analysis
For a new Mechanical study two options for analysis are avaliable Static and Modal.
You can select the definition of this modal analysis, the choice are Modes and Frequency Range.
Modes:
Frequency:
Mesh
For a new study, select the mesh size (Very Coarse, Coarse, Medium, Fine, Very Fine).
Meshing in OnScale Solve is automatic. A finer mesh increases accuracy but also increases simulation time and core-hour cost.
Estimate
For a new study, select MESH & ESTIMATE. OnScale Solve then automatically meshes your model, estimates how long the simulation study will take to run, and estimates what the likely core-hour cost will be. You must estimate a simulation study before you can run it.

To cancel the meshing and estimation operation, hover over the word Queued or Meshing and then select CANCEL ESTIMATE.

 

Once the meshing and estimation process has finished, the cost–time slider shows. Dragging this changes the estimated core-hour cost and time. By using additional computational resources for the simulation study (and hence spending additional core-hours), the simulation study can be completed faster.

Set this slider as required and then select RUN to run the simulation study.

You can cancel a simulation study that is running from the simulation details page.

Results For a completed study, select Load Results to open the results in the Results tab.