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Peter January 31, 2009 04:45

New ANSYS forum structure, what do you think?
 
CFD Online will soon switch forum software. When doing so we also plan to change the forum structure slightly. For ANSYS codes our suggestion is to use the following new structure:

ANSYS
CFX
FLUENT
UDF and Scheme Programming
Pre-Processing
GAMBIT
ICEM


You can see an empty test-forum with this structure here:

http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ansys

Please note that this is just a test forum and anything posted there will be removed before we move over the forums.

The current FLUENT and CFX forums will be imported into the new FLUENT and CFX forums in the structure above.

What do you think about this new structure? With the consolidation of Ansys, Fluent, CFX and ICEM I think that it is time to modify the current structure a bit. We do not want to create too many different forums because a forum needs a certain number of visitors to stay alive. A forum with too few visitors will quickly self die. Today we have a healthy traffic on both the FLUENT and CFX forums. The traffic in the FLUENT forum is even a bit too large to follow sometimes, so by splitting out a separate UDF & Scheme programming forum and a GAMBIT forum we will hopefully get a better traffic level in all forums. If we open a new GAMBIT forum we should also open an ICEM forum I think.

What do you think about this? We appreciate any comments or suggestions!

-- the CFD Online Team

fluent_user January 31, 2009 14:07

Re: New ANSYS forum structure, what do you think?
 
dear sir,

i think its a very good idea. reg. the forum answers, would it be possible that each query in the forums is answered ?

i have seen many queries dying due to no replies to it, whatsoever.

thanking you

best wishes,

a fluent user.

Peter January 31, 2009 15:15

Re: New ANSYS forum structure, what do you think?
 
If you have seen unanswered question that you know the answer to here then please feel free to post an answer.

This is a user forum and if questions are answered or not depends on if other visiting users provide an answer.


Gregory Krajewski February 1, 2009 18:53

Re: New ANSYS forum structure, what do you think?
 
Perfect idea, Now everything will be clera. Best regards.

NK February 2, 2009 07:26

Re: New ANSYS forum structure, what do you think?
 
Great idea, just one question.

I posted last week about Gambit being integrated into Workbench. Will Gambit still exist as we know it? What about having a Design Modeller forum? I have been using Gambit only and now switching to Design Modeller, which is completely new to me therefor it would be good to have a forum for this?

Thanks

Gregory Krajewski February 2, 2009 07:56

Re: New ANSYS forum structure, what do you think?
 
As I heard it will still exit but it won't be developed.

zongtwi February 2, 2009 22:27

Re: New ANSYS forum structure, what do you think?
 
I would suggest that any restructuring should wait until ANSYS has finalised the upcoming setup of it's CFD tools. There is indeed news for a unified pre-processor and post-processor for both CFX and FLUENT, and various other tools. The structure of this forum should match what is currently being offered, and it won't be long until ANSYS announces their new CFD structure. Waiting for a few more months would definitely be worth it, rather then creating a new structure now only for it to be obsolete in a few months time.

My 2 cents.

Peter February 3, 2009 05:55

Re: New ANSYS forum structure, what do you think?
 
Yes, you might be right. In relation to meshing perhaps the best strategy now would be to just create one pre-processing forum where discussions about both gambit, icem, AI environment, tgrid etc. are welcome. We could move the current FLUENT and CFX forum under an overall ANSYS forum and add a special meshing forum. When Ansys announces how their codes will develop and merge in the future we can add new forums when we see the need for it.

zongtwi February 3, 2009 09:04

Re: New ANSYS forum structure, what do you think?
 
Totally agree with that! Looking forward to see the new look forum online! All the best.

zongtwi

sa February 4, 2009 16:01

Re: New ANSYS forum structure, what do you think?
 
Great Idea

Agreed with both Zongtwi and Peter

Best Regards

Novice February 6, 2009 05:07

Re: New ANSYS forum structure, what do you think?
 
Thats really a great idea.


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