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Lost results?

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01/03/2018 5:02 PM

I stopped a Solve (scenario 2) via Task Manager and cannot open the model back again. Did this way of stopping a simulation run "kills" the model?

 

I had a previous scenario that i am interested in recovering (scenario 1) since it was done and succesfull. 

 

Is there a way for me to recover those results?


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Re: Lost results?

01/03/2018 5:43 PM

Hi @ivtijerina,

 

Thanks for reaching out to us on the forums! If I understand correctly: You have a project with (at least) 2 scenarios, Scenario 2 you stopped via killing a CFD Solver.exe process from the task manager, and now when you try to open the project it does not open? Do you get a crash error report? 

 

Killing a process like that will cause the solver to exit unexpectedly (I think you know this) and you will not get results. I think you now want to at least be able to recover the results from Scenario 1.  You can just delete Scenario 2 from the folder structure while the project (CFD UI) is closed. Upon open it should look like there never was a Scenario 2. The downside is that now you have to set up Scenario 2 again- not sure how time consuming this is for you particular project. You can also try to just delete the contents of the Solver folder. This is probably where things went wrong.

 

Another small possibility (quite unlikely) is that Scenario 1 is the one with corrupt results. This can happen by chances sometimes, although it is rare. Beyond this, there's a few more workflows for recovering non-corrupted Scenarios. Check out this article 

 

Thanks, 



Matt Bemis

Technical Support Specialist


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Re: Lost results?

01/03/2018 5:56 PM

Thank you. Yes that is correct it does not open. I do not get a crash error report. It just will not open and then the program does not respond.

 

Yes i only want to recover Scenario 1.

Q: What does (CFD UI) mean? To make sure this is closed while deleating Scenario 2. Because i have already started to run it again from scratch creating the model again on a new file, i can stop it now since it takes about 2 days to solve the whole Scenario. This would not be a problem, but i am unsure of what UI means.

 

Scenario 2 is no time consuming.

Q: delete the contents of the solver folder on Scenario 2 right?

 

I do believe Scenario 1 is not corrupted.

 

I am currently folowing the instructions on the link you provided me.


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01/03/2018 6:11 PM

Ok, sounds like you're off on the right foot. By CFD UI I just meant that when you are deleting a scenario folder, you do not want to have Autodesk CFD open on your computer. This would be like deleting or move a Word document when it is open- problematic. Just close the user interface, delete Scenario 2, and then try to reopen the project.

 

You say CFD does not crash with an error report when you try to open it; instead it just hangs. This sounds suspect as I have no experienced this a lot before. Are you maxing your RAM out? 

 

 

Thanks,



Matt Bemis

Technical Support Specialist


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Re: Lost results?

01/03/2018 6:45 PM

It worked, i have now recovered Scenario 1 with results.

 

I am not sure about the maxing out RAM, maybe on solving it does i believe. I modified the hyperthreading a while ago to try making it run faster. I am not sure if it worked or if it was the best thing to do. Any thoughts on that?

 

I will risk being weird saying i love you fellas on Autodesk. Thank you :)!

 

Best regards,

 

Ivan Tijerina 


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01/05/2018 6:50 PM

@ivtijerina,

 

I'll take a compliment any day. Thank You!



Matt Bemis

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