Interactive Problem Setup, Post-Processing and Calculation
Most modern simulation products enable users to interactively pre- and post-process but ANSYS Autodyn actually runs problems in an interactive manner. Since explicit solvers increment time explicitly, calculations can be observed as they progress in time. The calculations can be stopped at any point, the problem can be modified, and the run restarted. Because some explicit simulations can run for long periods (days, weeks and sometimes even months), this allows the user to save a great deal of time as many of errors can be detected and corrected early in the calculation.