The workbench environment allows for great flexibility in regards to choosing the physics we intend to use and offers an easy way to link another physics analysis that picks up on the previous model and results. Like mentioned on my previous post this is a great package but I always feel when I use it that the model isn’t mine, and it generates a complex binary file that when corrupted, there is nothing I can do to restore it. Also I always get disappointed that I cannot share my settings with other users, like I can do with other simulation packages to get support. There are workarounds but they don’t feel natural.
For an Idea of how the environment is (look at the left to see the physics and if you drag the title from left to right a physics box appears):
When we insert the correct model input the question marks are replaced with a green check mark.
The environment is very visual, however the resulting file is a weird binary file.
An alternative is the classic environment which has a bit of prehistoric GUI but has the full potential of the Ansys Solver. Many are familiar with these black windows and command based applications. Basically with a few commands and a bit of experience one can do almost 🙂 anything. There are a toon of tutorials and guides out there on how to use this comprehensive simulation package.