VMoveCAE Batch Translation

VCollab Suite provides a batch utility called VMoveCAEBatch.exe. It is used to generate Cax files without user intervention and helps CAE analysts in automating the Cax generation process. Its usage is as follows:

VMoveCAEBatch.exe [option=value] <model_file> [results_file] <cax_file>

The <model_file> and the <cax_file> are mandatory arguments to the VMoveCAEBatch.exe. They represent the file paths of the input CAE model file as well as the output Cax file.

One very common usage scenario of VMoveCAE is to translate all the parts, and results from the given model file into a Cax file. This can be achieved by providing the model file path and cax file path specifying no options. For example, the following command loads the file viewer_tutorial.odb from abaqus folder and creates a Cax file named viewer_tutorial.cax under cax folder.

VMoveCAEBatch.exe abaqusviewer_tutorial.odb caxviewer_tutorial.cax

Many native CAE software split the simulation data into model and result files. An example to this is, the Fluent .cas and .dat files. The .cas file predominantly consists of the mesh, boundary conditions and initial conditions where as the .dat file contains the simulation results. In such cases, VMoveCAE supports appending results from a result file to the mesh from the corresponding model file. The results file path is provided by using the [results_file] optional argument. For successful translation, the [results_file] and the <model_file> should correspond to the same case. User also has to remember that this feature is available only for certain file types. The following example describes how to translate mesh and results stored in different files to Cax.

VMoveCAEBatch.exe fluent/ic3d1000.cas fluent/ic3d1000.dat cax/ic3d1000.cax

VMoveCAEBatch translates all parts, results and instances when no options are specified on the command line.