A service pack (SP2) has been released for Autodesk Simulation CFD 2014. This marks the second update available to Simulation CFD 2014 and can be applied without SP1 being install on your computer. In this service pack various defects were resolved. In this solution article you will find more information covering the highlights of the service pack, the patch file, and links to the release notes.
How to Upgrade Highlights:
(See Release Notes for detailed step by step instructions)
- Download the service pack from this solution article.
- No modifications to the license server is needed with this service pack
- Close down CFD and any other Autodesk product and associated CAD packages used with your CAD Connections.
- Run the downloaded file to apply the patch from a user’s account that has administrative privileges.
- If you have any issues after installing the service pack, try running SimCFDConfig.exe with right click 'run as administrator' option to see if that resolves the issue. Most users will not need to perform this operation.
Highlights of Issues Addressed in this Service Pack:
- The Thermal Comfort topic in the Help documentation was clarified to indicate that running radiation as a “0-iteration” analysis after the simulation is complete can improve accuracy in some cases.
- The Simulation CFD launch command does not appear in the SolidWorks 2013 user interface.
- The transient harmonic boundary condition does not produce the correct results distribution on the applied surface.
- The UGNX CAD Connection license is not being checked out correctly when launching from UGNX into Simulation CFD.
- The average temperature reported on a Summary Part in the Decision Center is incorrect and different from the value reported in the Parts dialog box and in the Component Thermal Summary (CTS) file.
- Absolute Pressure is displayed incorrectly when solid parts are included within the simulation.
- The Help documentation contains an incorrect description of the path needed to manually configure the Simulation CFD launcher in UGNX.
- A simulation that contains periodic boundary conditions exits unexpectedly and fails to complete.
- Simulations that contain distributed resistance surface parts and are run with an analysis length unit other than meters do not predict the correct operating pressure for the fan
- Locally installed Help documentation does not load on XP.
- When opening a Simulation CFD 2013 Design Study file that was created on a non-English OS into Simulation CFD 2014, the localized string for “CAD Volume” appears as garbled text.
- A particular Design Study causes Simulation CFD 2014 to crash when the simulation is opened after having finished running.
- In a design study containing multiple scenarios, right click on a non-active scenario, enable Adaptation and set the Solver Computer to Local. A crash occurs when activating this scenario after the simulation is complete.
- Simulation CFD crashes if no solver computer is selected prior to clicking Solve to start the simulation.
- The indicated progress percentage is incorrect for a transient simulation that includes multiple inner iterations per time step. The indicated progress percentage can surpass 100%.