Export & Log-Files

For every new optimisation scenario a new folder is created inside the project folder.

Documents → Apex Generative Design Workspace → Project Name → Optimisation Scenario

For every optimisation the following files can be found in this subfolder:

  • Geometry files for every iteration

  • Statistics for every iteration

  • Log-Files

  • Input Configuration File

Geometry Files

For every Iteration a ply-file is written for the three output geometries:

  • nominal_intersected_001.ply

  • print_intersected_001.ply

  • print_smooth_001.ply

Statistics

For every iteration a csv-file (statistics_001.csv) is written.

The table includes deeper information about the FE-Analysis and design mass/volume of the iteration. Mass and volume values refer to the not intersected geometry and can differ from the final geometry.

Event_1_fem_memory

Event_1_fem iteration

Event_1_fem_error

Event_2_fem_memory

Event_2_fem iteration

Event_2_fem_error

Event_3_fem_memory

Event_1_fem_memory

Event_1_fem iteration

Event_1_fem_error

Event_2_fem_memory

Event_2_fem iteration

Event_2_fem_error

Event_3_fem_memory

53502768

405

0.000276

53502768

819

0.00029

53502768

Event_3_fem iteration

Event_3_fem_error

optimization_achievement_index_envelope

design_mass

failure_criteria_max

stress_max

design_volume

Event_3_fem iteration

Event_3_fem_error

optimization_achievement_index_envelope

design_mass

failure_criteria_max

stress_max

design_volume

400

0.000299

-0.729102

7.484526

0.163968

6558739.18

0.000936

Log-Files

For the whole optimisation three Log-files are written:

  • GD_Engine.log

  • engine.log

  • manifest.json

The engine.log is a very detailed log with deeper information about the optimisation process in a chronological order and is used mainly for debugging purposes.

The GD_Engine.log is a reduced version of the engine.log to collect relevant data for the user in a chronological order. All occurring Information (INF), Warnings (WRN) and Errors (ERR) are listed and further information regarding the software version, license usage, GPU/CPU calculation, number of used GPUs, base resolution and size of the FE-Matrix.

The manifest.json file is a listing of all files stored in the folder.

Input Configuration File

The input configuration file is also included. The file includes all initial information for the optimisation. More information regarding the configuration file here.

  • config-10-input.cfg