SDC Verifier

Installation

After SDC Verifier is installed, a communication between SDC Verifier and Ansys has to be installed. To configure the communication perform the following steps:

Download SDC-ANSYS Plugin from the Ansys store:

SDC Verifier website

Start Ansys Workbench and perform Extensions -> Install Extension...:

Choose the downloaded SDC Verifier Extension file and press Open:

The folliwing message will appear:

To Load extension, go to the ACT Start Page -> Manage Extensions:

Click on SDC-ANSYS Plugin and press Load extension or Load as default.

Load Extension - the extension will be available only for a saved workbench project. For each project the extension has to be loaded manually;

Load as default - the extension will be available every time the workbench is started;

After the extension is loaded, SDC Verifier will appear in the workbench toolbox:

Get Started

SDC Verifier is an extension for Ansys. The goal of SDC Verifier is to check structures according to standards and generate full calculation report.

SDC Verifier starts from the Workbench:

  1. Find SDC Verifier in the list;
  2. Drag item to the Project Schematic;
  3. Attach model;
  4. Double click to run SDC Verifier.

Note: Minimum supported version of Ansys is 18.2.

For the first run of SDC Verifier on the workbench project, step-by-step project wizard will be opened:

  1. Project Details - possible to fill in project, engineer and customer details that will be used on the first page of the report;
  2. Jobs - link to analysis in Ansys Mechanical. Read more...;
  3. Load Sets - depending on the job type is an analysis result step or a linear combination of result steps multiplied on factors. Read more...;
  4. Load Groups - an envelope of results that can contain individual loads, load sets or other load groups. Worst load can be found by using the load group results. Read more...;
  5. Report Wizard - choose one of the presented report types. After Finish button is pressed, report wizard will be opened automatically. Read more...;

In case one SDC project is saved, it will be opened automatically. The list of saved SDC projects will be displayed otherwise:

Note:new SDC project will be created if model is opened first time with SDC Verifier. In case one SDC project is saved, it will be opened automatically. List of saved SDC projects will be displayed otherwise:

Warning:

SDC projects are saved together with a workbench project. If the workbench project will not be saved, SDC project changes will be lost.

Licensing

After the installation SDC Verifier is not licensed. A Demo license is used by default. It is limited to 2000 nodes / elements in the model. Also, the amount of loads, jobs, components, reports, etc. is limited.

Execute Help - License Manager to install or request the license:

SDC Verifier supports the following license types:

  • SINGLE COMPUTER - the license for one computer (*.slin file);
  • TRIAL - works on a single computer and has an expiration date (*.tlin file);
  • FLOATING - a fixed number of users can connect to the license server simultaneously(*.wlin file).

To install a single computer, trial or floating license select the option LICENSE FILE and press to browse the license file. Press OK to accept the license file.

If you don't have a license click Request License.

Request a License

First, select the license type: trial, single computer or floating.

Product - a user can choose SDC Reporter or SDC Verifier.

SDC Reporting - contains the basic functionality (tools, load combinations and reporting).

SDC Verifier - SDC Reporting + recognition tools + Custom Checks + Standards.

Cae Type - select necessary Cae type to make the SDC Verifier license valid for the respective software.

Note: Cae Type requires additional package to be installed which will be sent together with a license.

Fill in Company, Contact Person, E-Mail and Telephone (not necessarily) and press Generate.

To send a license request using default Mail Client click Send. Alternatively, copy the request data and send it manually to support@sdcverifier.com.

Floating License installation

The floating license server is located in the Internet and it is not required to setup and configure any additional software on the company servers.

Simply execute Help - License Manager from the Main Menu. Browse the license file (*.wlin) and press OK.

If the license is accepted, the following message will appear:

In case if all available licenses are used, the server replies with:

Note: If in your company the software which limits access to internet resources is used, please, add an exception to the following resources: http://floating.sdcverifier.com and http://backupfloating.sdcverifier.com and http://sdcfloating.com.

If proxy software is used to limit access to internet resources, floating license requests can fail and SDC Verifier will be not licensed. Press Proxy Settings on License Manager form to configure proxy settings:

Auto-detect proxy - used by default when no proxy software is used. Default system web proxy settings will be used. If this option is turned off, the proxy settings has to be set manually.

If proxy authentication is used by the proxy software, it is necessary to fill in username and password.

Note: Proxy settings are encrypted and stored on the local machine.

Note: Request proxy settings details from a network administrator if it is necessary.

Alternatively, proxy settings can be configured in Preferences.

In case of any questions, suggestions or problems please send an e-mail to support@sdcverifier.com or visit the site www.sdcverifier.com.