Running the Simulation

To run the simulation, from the Home tab of the ribbon, click Run on Cloud. A window shows.


Let's briefly talk through some of the information that's shown here.

The Supporting Files box automatically lists any files required to run the simulation. For example, if we had imported project materials, then the project materials file we used (with extension .prjmat) would be shown here. For our model, the Supporting Files box is empty.

The Parametric Sweep table shows the three parameters that we set to be Varying. Here we can define different values for these parameters. A number of simulations would then be run simultaneously, for each of our specified values. By doing this, it would be really easy to assess, say, the impact of the radius or thickness of the PZT being changed.

Estimating and Running

For our first model, let's not make use of the parametric sweep function. Instead, let's just go ahead and run it as is.

First, click Estimate. This shows you an estimate of the core-hours required to run the simulation.

Next, click Run. Your model is submitted as a "job" to the cloud to be processed by our super computers.

Downloading the Results

A new window shows, and when the green Progress bar gets to 100%, your results are ready to be downloaded.


Note: The Job Name is the name of your model followed by the date and time. If you don't want to use the name of your model for the job name, you can type a different name in the Run on Cloud window.

To download the results, either double-click download-icon.png or else, in the Home tab of the ribbon, click Storage. Either way, the Cloud Results window shows.


Right-click the Simulation 1 folder and select Download Folder, then choose a location on your computer to where this folder should be saved.

Tip: You can also click the Download button to download results. This gives you the options to download all files, to download selected files only or to download all files by type (in other words, to download all files with a particular file name extension).

What Next?

That brings us to the end of our work in Designer – but we've not looked at the results yet!

In the top-right of Designer, click Switch to Post Processor. Next move on to Viewing the Simulation Results to learn how to view the results that you've just downloaded.