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The Ribbon is located at the top of the main SDC Verifier window and contains the following pages:

Page "File"

This page contains the following commands: create, open, save a project and edit its properties, etc.

Page File | SDC Verifier

When SDC Verifier is started a project has to be created or opened.

New Project

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

New project Window | SDC Verifier

1. Project Details - possible to fill in the project, engineer and customer details that will be used on the first page of the report;

2. Jobs - link to analysis in Ansys Mechanical;

3. Load Sets - depending on the job type is an analysis result step or a linear combination of result steps multiplied on factors;

4. Load Groups - an envelope of results that can contain individual loads, load sets or other load groups. The worst load can be found by using the load group results;

5. Report Wizard - choose one of the presented report types. After Finish button is pressed, the report wizard will be opened automatically;

Show on startup - show project wizard window every time a new project is created.


Edit the opened project data:

Edit Projects | SDC Verifier

All the settings are the same as described in New Project chapter.

Model file path - location of the model file.

Project Details - a project number, report version and a project name;

Engineer details - a company and an engineer details who prepared this project;

Customer details - a company for whom the project is prepared;

Note: Engineer and Customer details are default settings for each new report.

Store to - save engineer/customer data to the library;

Load from - load engineer/customer data from the library.

Open Project

Project can be selected fro, the list of available projects:

Choose File | SDC Verifier

Note: If there are no saved SDC projects, a message will appear:

no saved files

Note: If only one SDC project is saved, it will be opened automatically.

Save/Save as

Save the project to existing file or define a new file name (Save as):

Save as

Copy Results Folder - the results of loads/standards calculated in SDC Verifier will be copied to a new folder and will be used in the saved project.


SDC projects are saved together with a workbench project. Otherwise SDC project changes will be lost.

The Ansys Model file will not be saved.

Export Parts to File

Export current project parts (Views, Components, Recognition Tools, Reports) to the file that can be imported in another project. Select the items from the list to be exported and select the location to save the file:

Preferences Window | SDC Verifier

Import Parts from File

Import project parts (Views, Components, Recognition Tools, Reports) from the selected file that was created by Export Parts to File command.

Note: Project that uses different model from the one the information was exported should be checked manually as the ids of the items (e.g. elements, materials, loads) can be different and consequently some information can be mixed up or will not exist.

Project Preferences

Common settings of SDC Verifier that will be used for all projects.

Preferences Window | SDC Verifier

Automatic Backup

To prevent loosing of data in SDC Verifier use option Automatic Backup. It is possible to set the time intervals between the savings in minutes. By default, Automatic Backup is enabled and the time interval is 5 minutes. The Save With Model option allows to save the model after the project is saved.

If the project is saved, the backup file is stored in the project directory with the name "/Project Name/_backup type_/date_time/.ansb". If the project is not saved, the backup file is stored in the Model file directory with "/Model file Name/_backup type_/date_time/.ansb". Where backup type is "auto backup", "backup" or "daily backup":

If SDC Verifier detects an unexpected exception, the file with the name "/Project Name/_restore.ansb" will be created with the last project data.


The Network options are recommended to be set only if the Internet connection is through Proxy Server and SDC Verifier fails to send the registration request or error reports.

Results saving

Select the type of results to be stored to the disk - load or check results by the selected load types.

Report Settings:

Update model before report generation - show notification to update the model information from Mechanical before the report generation.

Recalculate jobs before report generation - clear all results for Load Sets and Load Groups and recalculate them.

Fix Small Numbers Format - if a number is not zero, but after formatting display 0 then the number is shown in the scientific format.

Save and Load Report Items Content - keep Report Designer structure generated even after reopening the project. Option is used for all new Report Designers and can be overridden in the Report Settings of each Report Designer.

Load Type in Load Title - displays full type (e.g. Individual load) or abbreviation (e.g. IL) in a title of the load chapter.

Scratch Folder

The Scratch Folder option defines the location for storing temporary files during calculations.

Table rows count Limitation

If Warning about rows count over limit is selected a warning message for the tables with the row count more than the limitation count will be displayed. Generation of tables that do not match the condition will not be displayed in the report.

Default view (center, rotation, magnification)

Options are set for the default view when a new SDC Verifier project is created.

Use isometric view settings - rotation around X axis = 35.26439°; around Y = -45°; around Z = 0°. Center and magnification values are obtained after the model is auto scaled;

Use current view settings - rotation, center and magnification will be taken from the position of the model at the moment the new project is created;


Read Each Body as Separate Property - by default SDC Verifier groups all Ansys Bodies into Properties by the same material, same cross section (for line bodies) or by the same thickness (for shell bodies). Turn on the option to read each body as a separate property. This may help in running recognition tools (e.g. 'Split Plate if Different Property IDs' option in Panel Finder Tool)

SDC Verifier does not update automatically the model from Mechanical. To prevent problems with different models in Mechanical and SDC Verifier check the option Update model before analysis;

Show confirmation before deleting - displays the message with a confirmation.

Update recognition tools on project opening - updates joints, beam members, welds, buckling plates if the model was modified since the last project's save;

Show wizard on new project startup - display a project wizard window every time new project is created;

Export to Excel using COM object - create Excel file and open it. Requires installed MS Excel;

DPI awareness - enable the different DPI scaling behavior;

Show Model Changelog on Project Opening - displays window with an information of original and new items (elements, beam members etc.) count. Window is displayed after project opening and if the model was changed.

Modified Items Window | SDC Verifier

Other Page "File" Commands

Renumber IDs - renumber Ids for all items in the project starting from ID = 1.


Renumbering the result items where the results can be stored to the files (jobs, loads, checks, standards) will lead to results clearing with a confirmation message since they are linked to the files by their IDs.

Close - unload the current SDC project and asks if the project has to be saved;

Menu Save Changes | SDC Verifier

Page "Home"

This page contains the following commands:

Settings Menu | SDC Verifier

Page "Settings"

This menu contains:

Settings Menu | SDC Verifier

Page "Recognitions"

These menu commands are for model recognition:

Recognition Menu | SDC Verifier

Page "Tools"

Tools Menu | SDC Verifier

Page "Standards"

Add predefined or custom standards. List of available predefined standards is described in the Standards chapter.

Standard Menu | SDC Verifier

Page "Help"

Contains commands to open help topics, request a license etc.

Help Menu | SDC Verifier