ANSYS Engineering Knowledge Manager Individual Features
ANSYS Engineering Knowledge Manager (EKM) Individual is a single-user, local environment version of the web-based multi-user collaborative ANSYS EKM product. It is available as part of ANSYS 14.0 and can be accessed via the ANSYS Workbench environment or the web interface.
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ANSYS EKM Individual offers an easy-to-use and intuitive user interface. A "Getting Started" wizard displays actions that you can perform when the application is launched, such as:
- Add content
- Search simulation files
- Create simulation details and comparison reports
Point to folders located on a local machine, or a mapped or shared network drive, and add content from these folder locations to the ANSYS EKM Individual repository. The properties and attributes are automatically extracted from the source files. Any time the source files are updated on a local disk or drive, the content is synchronized so that updated properties are available in ANSYS EKM Individual. Files indexed by ANSYS EKM Individual can be retrieved using keyword and advanced search features. The search criteria can be saved, edited and reused later.
ANSYS EKM Individual allows creation of simulation details and comparison reports. These reports help to translate the simulation intent into a user-friendly account that can be saved in a standard format, such as PDF and EXCEL, among others. Simulation files can be compared by creating a comparison report to help identify the best simulation from multiple candidates to meet current needs.
The searched and retrieved simulation files can be opened in associated applications directly from within ANSYS EKM Individual. For example, *.cas files will open in ANSYS Fluent software or ANSYS *.db files will open in ANSYS Mechanical APDL. The folder that contains the searched files can be opened on the mapped drive, shared drive or local computer.
The extensive simulation process and data management capabilities provided by the ANSYS EKM product can be leveraged directly from the ANSY Workbench environment. ANSYS Workbench provides the option of connecting to the local individual repository or a shared repository enabling CAE/simulation collaboration.
The ANSYS EKM file transfer client can be launched from the file menu in ANSYS Workbench, and files can be transferred from a local project to a central ANSYS EKM server database. By connecting to a shared ANSYS EKM repository to which other users have access, local simulation files can be easily shared to enhance collaboration, and files can be searched and retrieved to promote greater reuse.