NVH Preferences

Keep all of the default configuration options and store user preferences.

NVH Preferences can also be used for all user messages in case you want to switch on the .log file creation and provide the path where it will be saved.

From the menu bar, click Preferences > NVH Preferences when the NVH user profile is loaded.


Preference setting for all user messages in case you want to switch on the .log file creation and provide the path where it will be saved.

Module ID

Preferences to specify Subrange for Tag Points, Spoints and Plotels.

Connection ID

Preferences to force IDs the numbering pattern for connectors, so that the connection elements created after realization of the connectors fall in the defined numbering pattern. The numbering pattern currently followed is as per a typical customer case. These values may be entered in the NVH Preferences dialog in the Connection ID tab.

There are additional options:
  • To check the tagpoint coincidence during Connection Realization. This creates the necessary elements on realization of connections based on the tagpoint coincidence check.
  • To apply translational only DOFs for connection realization. This creates the elements with properties only in translational direction for all connections.
  • To request for connection element force output.
  • Apply connection force ID.
Model Settings are stored with the model .xml file. Global Settings are stored with the preference config .xml file, which is a part of the installation files, designed to facilitate the enforcement of standard processes within a company or a team.
Max force Id size
Maximum number of digits possible to be entered by you in the Force ID entry of the States tab in the Connection Browser.
Number of digits of the connection ID after realization.
Digit to be added as prefix to connection element ID.

Figure 1. Forcing ID's Through the Create Connection-Interactive Tool
ID's can be forced on to a connection entity using the Create Connection - Interactive tool. If the Lock Id checkbox is activated the ID is to be locked for elems, props and mats. If you enter any value in the entry next to it, the IDs get forced to that value.

Figure 2. Forcing ID's Through the Connection Mapping Tool
In the Connection Mapping tool for connection mapping, there will be extra columns for the Lock ID flag and starting ID value, which will be read from the .csv file and to be mapped to the FE.

Figure 3. Forcing ID's Through the Connector Browser
ID's can also be forced using the Connector Browser, where additional columns will be added to depict the Lock ID flag and the value.

Figure 4. Forcing ID's Through the Edit Connection Tab, Which is Opened by Right-Clicking on a Connector in the Connector Browser and Selecting Edit Connection.


Tolerance for node ID match during rendering
The tolerance used for rendering the tagpoints. If the distance between tagpoints in the XML database and the FE database is more than the mentioned tolerance in the preference, tagpoints are not rendered and a message will appear.
Global locked tagpoint Id range
The range for locking the tagpoints outside of the module ID range.

TPL Folders

The TPL Folders tab provides options to specify custom template folders for:
  • Frequency Response
  • Normal Modes
  • LP
  • Full Deck
  • Connection

Standard Loadcases

The Standard Loadcases tab provides options to specify custom folders for defining the catalog for standard loadcases.

Version Management

The Version Management tab allows you to do data management and versioning of CAE files (assembly-XMLs, sub-XMLs and representation files). There is an option in NVH Preferences to turn ON/OFF the Version Management feature.

Turning ON the option of Version Management adds versioning management icons for User Login , Preferences for Altair-One Server and Project Workspaces .
  • Login: Enter user credentials for Altair-One server authentication.
  • Preferences: URL for Altair-One server.
  • Project Workspaces: Dashboard for Project Workspaces.

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Assembly Browser-Base View

You can see the information on user, status and version for module representation files.

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Assembly Browser-File View

You can see the information on user, status and version for sub-XML files.

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