Want to see something cool? Here is one thing that you can try right now:

  1. Open an ANSYS Workbench project with an analysis in it
  2. Click the Job monitor button to bring up the Job Monitor. It should be pretty uninteresting right now
  3. Set it to solve with “Submit to a Remote Queue” via right clicking on Solution, selecting Properties and setting the Solution Process -> Update Option to Submit to Remote Solve Manager (pictured below)
  4. Solve your analysis through workbench via the Update toolbar button
  5.  Open ANOTHER Workbench with an analysis in it (Trust me on this. It doesn’t take a license just to open Workbench)
  6. Set the solution options and solve as in steps 3 & 4
  7. Observe as there are no license errors or overloaded processors and your solutions from unrelated projects are sequentially solved to completion

What magical place did this simulation job go where it is organized and solved in harmony with jobs from unrelated Workbench projects? The answer is to your local queue. There is a service that is installed right along with the rest of ANSYS called Remote Solve Manager. While it can do much more with a little more configuration, it’s nice to see what you get with exactly no effort on your part.

Remote Solve Manager in Mechanical

Just because it’s not solving in the foreground, doesn’t mean you can’t be actively monitoring the solution. Here’s what it looks like in Mechanical:

Note that submitting from Mechanical will use a separate license for the solve. Make sure you have a license to spare or a prep/post license

Remote Solve Manager In Fluent

Similarly with Fluent you can monitor residuals, probes and solution animations, through the Monitor Solution right click menu.

Remote Solve Manager in CFX

In CFX, the workflow is almost unchanged. You can use the CFX Solution Monitor as usual.

Next Time

Joint us next time where I’ll show you the simple way to put the “Remote” in Remote Solve Manager!

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