1.11. Initialization Settings

Autodyn is installed with a pre-configured file called autodyn.ini, which is in your Application Data directory, in the subdirectory Ansys\v162\AUTODYN. These are the contents of the file after installation:

AUTODYN_initialization_file
application_window_width
1000
application_window_height
700
message_window_visibility
0
manual_refresh_default
0
background_color
1
hardware_acceleration
1
reset_plot_flags
0
plot_wireframe
0
plot_perspective
0
model_interactivity_default
0
graded_background
1
OpenGL_for_slides
1
remove_joined_faces
0
open_new_browser_window
1
command_line_on
1
enable_beep
0
mouse_option_rotate
2
keyboard_option_rotate
0
mouse_option_zoom
3
keyboard_option_zoom
0
mouse_option_translate
2
keyboard_option_translate
2
mouse_option_toolbar
1
keyboard_option_toolbar
0
mouse_option_examine
1
keyboard_option_examine
3
mouse_option_boxzoom
3
keyboard_option_boxzoom
2
use_prepost_only
0
additional_user_title

You can alter the contents of this file to customize the startup of Autodyn.

You can use any text editor to make your changes (for example, Notepad or MS Word).

You can set the following parameters in this file.

Application window width

Sets the width of the Autodyn application window at startup.

Application window height

Sets the height of the Autodyn application window at startup.

Message window visibility

Sets the visibility of the message window on startup.

0

Message window hidden

1

Message window visible

Manual refresh default

Sets manual refresh on or off. For large models you may want to have full control on the refreshing of the plot window.

0

Manual refresh off

1

Manual refresh on

Background color

Sets the color of the background for the View Panel on startup.

0

Black background

1

White background

Plot wireframe

Sets the wireframe plotting option on or off on startup.

0

Plot wireframe off

1

Plot wireframe on

Plot perspective

Sets the perspective plotting option on or off on startup.

0

Plot perspective off

1

Plot perspective on

Hardware acceleration

Sets hardware graphics acceleration on or off on startup.

0

Hardware graphics acceleration off

1

Hardware graphics acceleration on

Model Interactivity default

Sets the default model interaction setting for the toolbar mouse/keyboard combination on startup.

1

Translate model

2

Rotate model

3

Zoom in/out

Reset plot flags

Sets reset plot flags on or off.

  • If this flag is on, when you load a new model (or a different cycle of the current model) the plot settings for all Parts will be reset to default values (for example, default view, material locations, and so on).

  • If this flag is off, when you load a new model (or a different cycle of the current model) with a model already present, the plot settings (grid, material location, material status, contour) for the current model are migrated to the new model for each Part with the same name.

0

Reset plot flags off

1

Reset plot flags on

Graded background

Sets graded background on or off. If this switch is on a graded background color is used. If this switch is off a solid black or white color is used depending on Background color setting.

0

Graded background off

1

Graded background on

OpenGL for Slide creation

Sets OpenGL for Slide creation on or off. Using OpenGL during the creation of slides can cause problems for some graphics cards. If you experience any problems creating slides with this switch turned on, try turning it off.

0

OpenGL off for slide creation

1

OpenGL on for slide creation

Browser Options

By default, when Autodyn opens an HTML document (for the summary reviews), the page will be displayed in any browser that is currently open. By setting this flag to 1, a browser will be opened to display the information. This option may not work for all browsers.

Command Line Options

Set this flag to 1 to enable the command line.

Warning Sound Options

Enables or disables the warning beep

Mouse and Keyboard options

These options let you set the mouse and keyboard combinations for interaction. Each action type has a keyboard and an associated mouse option. A default will be used if any are not defined.

Mouse action

0

Not used

1

Left Mouse Button

2

Middle Mouse Button

3

Right Mouse Button

Keyboard action

0

None

1

Shift

2

Ctrl

3

Alt

Keyboard action

Mouse Option Rotate + Keyboard Option Rotate

Rotate mouse and keyboard combination

Mouse Option Zoom + Keyboard Option Zoom

Zoom mouse and keyboard combination

Mouse Option Translate + Keyboard Option Translate

Translate mouse and keyboard combination

Mouse Option Toolbar + Keyboard Option Toolbar

This is the default combination for the interaction type selected on the toolbar

Toolbar mouse and keyboard combination

Mouse Option Examine + Keyboard Option Examine

Examine mouse and keyboard combination

Mouse Option Box zoom and Keyboard Option Box zoom

Box zoom mouse and keyboard combination

PrePost license usage

By default this switch is set to zero and Autodyn will start up using a solver license. When the switch is set to zero Autodyn will start up using a PrePost license only.

Additional user title

Enables you to add additional information below the top left hand corner of the View Panel.

You can enter up to 256 characters.


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