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Can I run new analysis using existing elements from the previous run?

Can I run new analysis using existing elements from the previous run?

Can I run new analysis using existing elements from the previous run?

I've recently started a design study that has been running for several days & is still generating elements.  Unfortunately, I inadverantly left out some additional load cases which must be added.

Once Pro/MECH has completed a design study, is it possible to run another analysis using the existing elements from the previous run?

I won't be changing the geometry any.  Thus, only the analysis calculations should need to be redone.  I know that, if I had included the different load cases before running the design study, Pro/MECH would generate the elements, then run the various load case calculations.

If it can't be done the way I've asked, I'd probably be better off stopping the run where it is now, adding the additional load cases & restarting.

P.S. I've not had any formal training on Pro/MECH & most of my FEA experience was gained using ALGOR.

RE: Can I run new analysis using existing elements from the previous run?

Once you mesh the model it stays meshed. If you run another analysis without changing the geometry (Or the elements), it will use the same mesh. If new loads are added, the mesh may not be optimised for these loads though.

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