Define Optimization Settings
You can control the optimization fidelity of the generated design as follows:
1. Click Study Settings. The Study Settings dialog box opens.
2. Set fidelity using the slider or specify the minimum element size.
a. Fidelity—Define the accuracy of the results. Use the slider or specify a value between 1 and 10 in the text box. The default value is calculated based on the model geometry.
b. Min. element size—Specify the size of the mesh element. If the model contains small features, such as sharp edges or thin layers, specify small element size for better quality.
c. Max. iterations—Specify the number of iterations to optimize the model. A higher number of iterations takes more time but produces more accurate results.
If you get a warning message that the result could not be converged, increase the number of iterations.
3. Click OK to save the settings and close the dialog box.
Click Optimize to run optimization. The time taken for optimization depends upon the model and your study settings.
Recommendations for Faster Optimization
Consider the following recommendations to increase the speed of optimization.
Start with a simple preserved geometry, remove sharp corners and rounds. Add minimum design constraints and use a bigger mesh element size. After you get a good optimized solution, gradually increase the requirements.
Clear the Perform final simulation pass check box in the Generative Design Options dialog box if you are not interested in high fidelity FEA result. For details, see To Set Generative Design Options.
Increase the mass target to see the feasibility of the solution quickly. For details, see Design Criteria.
Remove the Material Spreading constraint. For details, see Design Criteria.