×
INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

How do I send the Temporary files to a specific place

How do I send the Temporary files to a specific place

How do I send the Temporary files to a specific place

(OP)
Hi Everyone,

   I have an odd issue. I'm the TA for a university lab course using SW simulation. The computer lab on campus will only allocate students 150mb of disk space(on the network drive), which causes anything but the simplest models to crash the solver.
   Can I force simulation to use a temporary folder on the C: drive instead of their tiny allocation on the H: drive which it seems to be defaulting to?

Thank you,

Justin

RE: How do I send the Temporary files to a specific place

I think in Simulation options that is possible. Used to be. But you may have to have students go through this every time.

150mb is almost useless for SW. I have single part files bigger than that. You might look at the SW web site for system requirements and present that to IT and the powers that be. Likely they are not using approved video cards and drivers either.

Typical University policy where I am is to delete all temp files every time someone logs of a PC. I have seen temp files cause corruption of model results, i.e., where they are moved or created on one machine and the model is opened on another.

The students need at least 1 GB each for SW files and they need to run Simulation entirely on the local machine.  

TOP
CSWP, BSSE
www.engtran.com  www.niswug.org
www.linkedin.com/in/engineeringtransport
Phenom IIx6 1100T = 8GB = FX1400 = XP64SP2 = SW2009SP3
"Node news is good news."

RE: How do I send the Temporary files to a specific place

Right click on the study name once it's created and before running it and select 'properties'.  At the bottom of the first (options) tab is a space to choose the path for the results folder, make sure that's on the c:\ drive somewhere.  This will have to be changed independantly for every study.

To set a default folder for results, you can go through the pull-down menu simulation>options, switch to the 'Default Options' tab, click on 'Results' on the left and enter the desired location in the Results folder section.  You can do the same for 'Report' on the left side too, if your students use the report generating functionality.  Changing the location here will have to be done once per user I think, while that user is logged in.

I do not believe this is controllable via part/assy templates.

RE: How do I send the Temporary files to a specific place

Just a thought. If you use one of the SWx tools, Copy Settings Wizard for each student and put the resulting file on the desktop that might save those settings. Then the student just has to double click the icon to get all user settings restored. Don't know if this captures Simulation settings thought. Let us know.  

TOP
CSWP, BSSE
www.engtran.com  www.niswug.org
www.linkedin.com/in/engineeringtransport
Phenom IIx6 1100T = 8GB = FX1400 = XP64SP2 = SW2009SP3
"Node news is good news."

RE: How do I send the Temporary files to a specific place

(OP)
Thanks for the comments. Is the results folder the location for all the temp files then? I'll give the SWx tools a try too. Maybe I'll bite the bullet and duke it out with the department for more disk space too, ugh!

RE: How do I send the Temporary files to a specific place

I'm not sure where temp files, if any, go.  I do know that the results files are heavily used during the running of the simulation.  I haven't checked if they're just written or read/written, but they're (a) generally large and (b) simulation runs much faster with them on a local drive than a network drive.
 

RE: How do I send the Temporary files to a specific place

Yup to (b). Very much so.

Almost any FEA code produces larger intermediate files that require large amounts of I/O. I'm sure IT appreciates running students projects locally.

I think you've taken care of the temp files with what you just did.

 

TOP
CSWP, BSSE
www.engtran.com  www.niswug.org
www.linkedin.com/in/engineeringtransport
Phenom IIx6 1100T = 8GB = FX1400 = XP64SP2 = SW2009SP3
"Node news is good news."

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login



News


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close