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Design Study Outcomes solidworks simulation

The following tables summarize the expected results for combinations of study quality and variables.

Optimization Design Study

Variable Type Study Quality
High Quality Fast Results
Continuous(Range) Operation Finds the optimal solution using many iterations (Box-Behnken design) and displays the initial scenario, optimal scenario and all iterations. Finds the optimal solution using few iterations (Rechtschafner design) and displays the initial and optimal scenarios.
Results You display the plots and updated bodies for all iterations in the Results View tab. You plot local trend graphs for variables. You display the plots and updated bodies only for the optimal and initial scenarios. You plot local trend graphs for variables.
Discrete(Discrete Values and Range with Step) Operation Fully calculates the results for each scenario. It finds the optimal solution among the defined scenarios.

If you use continuous variables, the program fully calculates the results for all iterations.
Calculates initial and optimal scenarios accurately, and interpolates the results for the remaining scenarios. It finds the optimal solution among the scenarios.

A gray column indicates interpolated results. To fully calculate an interpolated result, right-click its column heading and select Run.
Results You display the plots and updated bodies for all scenarios. You plot design history graphs for variables. You display the plots and updated bodies for initial and optimal scenarios, and only updated bodies for the remaining scenarios. You plot design history graphs and local trend graphs for variables.

Local trend graph plots include interpolated results.
Combination of continuous and discrete Operation Operates on a continuous space even for discrete variables while finding the optimal solution but resolves back to the discrete space while reporting the optimal solution. Finds the optimal solution using many iterations and displays the initial scenario, the optimal scenario and all iterations. Operates on a continuous space even for discrete variables while finding the optimal solution but resolves back to the discrete space while reporting the optimal solution. Finds the optimal solution using few steps and displays the initial and optimal scenarios.
Results You display the plots and updated bodies for all iterations. You plot local trend graphs for variables. You display the plots and updated bodies only for the optimal and initial scenarios. You plot local trend graphs for variables.

Evaluation Design Study

Variable Type Study Quality
High Quality Fast Results
Discrete(Discrete Values and Range with step) Operation Fully calculates the results for each scenario. Interpolates the results for certain scenarios.
Results You display the plots and updated bodies for all scenarios. You plot design history graphs for variables. You display the plots and updated bodies for fully calculated scenarios. You display only updated bodies for scenarios with interpolated results. You plot design history graphs and local trend graphs for variables.

A gray column indicates interpolated results. To fully calculate an interpolated result, right-click its column heading and select Run.
Do not use continuous variables with the Evaluation Design Study, because discrete scenarios cannot be defined with a range of variable values.

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