August Webinar - How to Use Batch Processor for Multiple Analyses
Batch Processor allows for multiple models and analysis to be run sequentially through a line code
When: August 29th, 11 am EST via Gotowebinar
The August Webinar will demonstrate how to use Batch Processor for a number of different types of analysis:
- DOE Design of Experiments
- Tolerance changes
- On \ Off changes
- Tolerance Trend Study
- Move, Tolerance & Measure changes
The Batch Processor allows running the Statistical Analysis outside of 3DCS environment. It is advantageous to use Batch Processor for models with a large number of parts and/or large amount of calculations.
Reasons for using the Batch Processor:
- The following analyses can be launched simultaneously: Simulation, Sensitivity, Geo Factor, Design of Experiment (DOE), and Simulation-Based-Sensitivity (SBS).
- It can perform Trend Studies for Simulation and Geo Factor using a set of previously-run Simulation (*.hst) or Geo Factor (*.gf2) files.
- It can split the Simulation into sections to run, using pre-generated seed stream, saved in a Seeds text file. Useful when simulation run time is significant; splitting the simulation between multiple computers will help obtaining the results faster.
The Batch Processor can generate several different output files for the analysis results such as *.csv, *.dev, *.raw, *.rel, *.rsh, or *.html for Simulation and *.rss, *.html for Sensitivity as well as generating results with the Design of Experiments (DOE) form.
The Batch Processor is using an executable DOS program called dcsSimuMacro.exe, which is dependent on the DCS Analysis Engine. DcsSimuMacro can load DCS model files (*.wtx) and then the analysis results (Simulation file *.hst, or Sensitivity file *.hlm) can be written into output files. The macro script file, macro_file_name should be a complete path in text (ASCII) file format and contain the related KEYWORDs to execute the macro functions.
Batch Processor Flow Chart
3DCS Batch Processor can be launched from within 3DCS Variation Analyst (any version) or from a DOS Command Line. When running the Batch Processor utility, users can incorporate FEA Complient Modeler and Mechanical Modeler as part of the analysis. This makes running multiple long analyses easier by setting up the Batch Processor utility to run all of the models, and can be left to finish the analyses overnight.
When running the analyses, the software will be using a license of 3DCS, regardless of how it is run (in the software or DOS) as it utilizes the 3DCS simulation engine. However, the Batch Processor utility is automatically included with every install of 3DCS Variation Analyst, and does not require additional add-ons or supplemental packages.