In this simulation tech tip, I am going to cover using animations to display the auto mesh refinement splitting cells, since it is useful for watching steady state flow solutions develop, as well as viewing multiple time steps in a transient solution.
1. Make sure we are saving the steps during the Flow solution. Open the “Calculation Control” dialog. This is accessible from the flow feature manager, command manager, and the solver menu window:
2. Solve the flow model.
3. Load the results (last iteration is default) and create a plot that you want to animate, such as a cut plot or surface plot.
4. To begin creating the animation, either right click “Animation” in the feature manager and choose Insert or right-click the desired result set to animate such as a cut plot and choose Animation.
5. Once the animation pane appears, you will want to drag the study “control point” all the way until the start of the animation (to the left).