Simcenter 3D Design Space Exploration is a scaled down version of HEEDS, tailored only to Simcenter 3D applications. This article guides you through the steps of downloading and installing the Simcenter 3D Design Space Exploration add-on.
Use the following link to download the 2206 version of Simcenter 3D Design Space Exploration (Fig. 1):Simcenter 3D 2206 Add-ons Downloads – Design Space Exploration
As of June 2023, version 2206 is the latest one for Design Space Exploration, also supporting Simcenter 3D 2212.
The software comes in a 7z package form and doesn’t require regular installation steps.
The 7z package can be extracted anywhere on your machine (Fig. 2).
Design Space Exploration can be launched from the HEEDSMDO executable, located in the ..\Win64 directory of the installation folder:
Upon a successful launch of Simcenter 3D Design Space Exploration, check that it uses the desired version of Simcenter 3D in the Options menu (Fig. 3).
Help documents for Simcenter 3D Design Space Exploration can be found in the ..\docs\en sub-directory of the installation folder (Fig. 4).
Both the Simcenter 3D and Simcenter 3D Motion portals can be used for running Simcenter 3D Motion studies. Regardless of the portal, for running any Motion simulations and studies through Design Space Exploration, the following system or user environment variable (Fig. 5) should be set:
The Motion Results Reader executable can be found in the Simcenter 3D (or NX) installation in:
Use the Motion Results Reader that comes with the version of Simcenter 3D you are planning on running through Design Space Exploration. Example: