Element Size

The element size dictates the quality of your optimization results. In general, the smaller the element size, the more accurate the result, but the slower it will run.

  1. On the Structures ribbon, click Run Optimization on the Optimize icon.

  2. Select Gauge or Topography and Gauge for the optimization Type.
  3. Select the optimization objective. The options in the Run Optimization window will be changed based on which objective you select.
  4. Change the Element Size as desired. Click the icon to revert to the default value.

  5. Define additional optimization constraints and options as desired.
  6. Click Run to start the optimization.
  7. When complete, double-click the name of the run to view the results.