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Define Study Name

The Define Study Name dialog box allows you to create a new study by duplicating the current study and associate the new study with any of the existing configurations.

  • Study Name. Type a name for the study.

  • Configuration to use. Select the desired configuration from the list.

  • Convert to a nonlinear dynamic study. Available for nonlinear static studies only. Select this option to create a new nonlinear dynamic study that has the same definitions (study properties, fixtures, loads, mesh) with the current nonlinear static study. Make sure to define damping parameters before you run the nonlinear dynamic study.

To create a study using duplicate:

  1. Right-click the Simulation study tab that you want to copy and select Duplicate.

  2. In the Define Study Name dialog box:

    1. Type a name for the new study in the Study Name box.

    2. Select a configuration from Configuration to use.

  3. Click OK.


  • When using Duplicate to create a study, the new study will have the same analysis and mesh types as the original study.

  • If the configuration you selected is not the active configuration, the new study is grayed out. A feature that is not well-defined with the specified configuration appears with x (in red). To access a grayed-out study, activate the configuration associated with it.


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