A simulation refers to a specific value set to determine the exact values that are input to the simulator. See “Working with Value Sets” for more information on value sets.
Upon creation, a simulation by default points at the active value set. You can change the value set on the Simulation ribbon. The following example helps to demonstrate the use of value sets and simulations.
Assume a structure containing a box with the length of one side set to the variable
"a", and assume that "a" has the value of
"2 cm" in the primary
Now change the value of "a" to
".5 cm" in the primary value
set and observe the result:
Create a new value set by choosing Variables control. Note that the new value set is labeled ValueSet_1. ValueSet_1 is created as a copy of the previously active value set (Primary_ValueSet).in the
In ValueSet_1, change "a" to
"3 cm" and
Next, create two simulations. When you are done you should see nodes for each simulation in the Navigator.
You can associate each of the simulations with a different value set. Make active the "Simulation_1" view. On the Simulation ribbon in the Configuration group, select from the Value Set drop-down menu. Make active the "Simulation_2" view and select from the Value Set drop-down menu.
Create an initial mesh for each of the two simulations. Toggle off the light bulb next to the Geometry node in the Browser. Create a Mesh Annotation using the Structure ribbon. Note that the mesh you see corresponds to "a" having value of 0.5 cm.
Choose "Annotation_1" in the Browser and changeto . Note that the mesh now corresponds to "a" having a value of 3 cm.