13 March 2019
- Last edited 13 March 2019
Are you using Workbench or APDL?
In Workbench, you don't need to Read Results File, it is automatically available when the solver finishes. You can track if the solver is working by clicking on Solution Information and selecting Time if you are doing a Full Transient (no Modal inputs). If it has not reached the End Time and you want to look at the results so far, you can Interrupt the solution. You have to wait for it to complete that request.
If you are learning Transient Structural, set the End Time to a very short duration so there are a small number of time steps solved, like only 10-100 depending on how long you have to wait for each step to solve. That way you can get a feel for how it works on a small results set.
I have a Transient that has 18 s for an End Time, and at a 1e-3 s time step, that is 18,000 steps in the results. It does take a long time to plot a time history. However, if you are interested in the result at the end only, then set Calculate Time History to No and the result will show quickly.
If you want to see the maximum over time, set that, but you have to wait while it searches through all the results before it plots that.