I'm a mech eng consultant, and most of my gigs throw me into new industries using new software all the time. Recently I have had the dubious pleasure of getting deep into ANSYS again. Last time was in 2005, and back then we dumped it in favor of Pro/Mechanica because we actually wanted work done.
Anyway, today's annoyance is this: if I have the Workbench open, and right-click on Solution or Results, and choose "Clear Generated Data" - how come my work folder does not decrease in size? I save the project, and the folder is still humongous. I can fit three analyses on my ½TB SSD, so this is not a trivial problem. The table rows do show a proper lightning bolt icon, suggesting they hold on to no current data.
It seems I have to open my analysis with Edit and use the same command there instead, on each of the substeps (structural, modal, harmonic response). Then save.
Is this really how I am expected to do it? Every time?
Thanks in advance.