How can I get to the top T3d-rsd web services page?
Click on the Home icon in the upper right corner of each page.
Which fields in the T3d-rsd job upload form are optional and which not?
Generally, no from the form fields must be filled in. If you do not
specify any input and bgmesh file, your job is processed immediately
taking into account the used command line options with output directly to your web browser.
In such a case, the email address is ignored. If no input and bgmesh files and no options are specified,
the T3d-rsd usage is printed (this is equivalent to -h
option). If T3d-rsd input and bgmesh files are
given, the job is appended to the job front, from which
the jobs are released to processing on the first-in first-out basis. If the email address
(or more addresses separated by spaces or commas) is specified, you will be notified about
the completion of the job by an email. You are strongly encouraged to use this feature. Note
that the -i, -b and -g options are generated automatically and you do not have to
specify them manually. Similarly you can avoid manual specification of -o and -x
options by checking appropriate from the output check boxes.
How can I get to the job results if I forgot the T3d-rsd job identification number?
If you had specified the email address when uploading the job you can find the
T3d-rsd job identification number together with URL of the results in the notification email
(if not deleted yet :-). Try to pick up the right message if you had processed more jobs.
If you had not specified the email address you have no chance to get to the job results at all.
How long is my job going to wait in the queue?
This is hard to say. The jobs are executed at selected times only. The number of executed T3d-rsd jobs
depends on the number of jobs in the queue. With respect to current setting of the queue manager
it could take from 1 minute to 2 hours. You can contact me
if your job is pending in the queue for more than 24 hours.
I am repeatedly trying to upload a T3d-rsd job each time with the same error message
There are now too many uploaded T3d-rsd jobs. Please, try it later !
Is there something wrong?
Maybe yes, maybe not. Either it is possible that someone is trying to overload the server or
(which is more likely) the queue manager does not work properly and the jobs are pending in
the queue without a chance to be processed. You can contact me
if you are likely to loose your patience soon.
I cannot upload even a very small job each time getting this error message
There is now too much disk space consumed by T3d-rsd jobs. Please, try it later !
What can I do about that?
Nothing. The disk space occupied by all the T3d-rsd jobs (also those being already processed and waiting
for removal either by the user or by the system) is limited. Until any of the jobs is deleted you
are not allowed to upload further one(s). You are therefore strongly encouraged to download the job results
to your local machine and to remove them from T3d-rsd server.
When prescribing graphic output I can't enforce -y 3
option (documented in T3d-rsd
User Guide as VTK output).
Instead, -y 2 option (corresponding to VRML output) is always used. Isn't there an error?
Not in this particular case. T3d-rsd web service supports only the VRML graphic output. Use -h -P options
(without specifying any input and bgmesh files) to see the available options and their permissible parameters
(relevant for T3d-rsd web service).
I would like to use background grid for element spacing control? Is there a way how to do it?
Unfortunately not. T3d-rsd web service does not support mesh size control using the background mesh.
The -m and -a options (documented in
T3d-rsd User Guide) are disabled
(and filtered out from the options).
Use -h option (without specifying any input and bgmesh files) to see the
available options relevant for T3d-rsd web service.
How large mesh can be generated?
The size of the mesh is limited by the amount of memory (currently set to 25 MB) consumed by T3d-rsd.
This allows to generate surface mesh up to approximately 70.000 of triangular elements.
I bookmarked the page with the results of my successfully completed job but it seems to
not exist any more. When trying to display the results using the job identification number
I am getting this error message
T3d-rsd job 15413 not found
How can I get to the results?
The results of the job are stored at least for 3 days after its completion. After that
the job and its results are deleted by the system and the result page becomes invalid. Download
the job results to your computer within these 3 days if you intend to use them later.
My web browser does not display the output file of the completed T3d-rsd job. I have always to download it
to my computer. How can I view the output file without downloading it?
It seems that you are using MS Internet Explorer. You might experience a similar behaviour also for
other files produced by T3d-rsd and for the input and bgmesh files as
well. The problem is caused by associating a specific software
(application) to handle files with specific suffix. You may try a
different web browser or to deactivate the association with the appropriate suffix.
I cannot visualize the generated T3d-rsd mesh in my web browser. By clicking on the VRML link on the results page I see
the VRML source only. Should I install some software?
Yes, you should install a VRML plug-in or an external VRML viewer (invoked for x-world/x-vrml mime type).
There are many VRML viewers available on the web.
(I am sorry, but the link to list of VRML viewers on www.web3d.org is not functional any more.)
When viewing the mesh in my VRML viewer I see only the solid surface without the element contours.
How can I see the mesh edges or elements?
It seems that your VRML viewer does not support the wireframe mode. In this case you should use
-z 1 option when uploading the job to generate the wireframe VRML file directly by T3d-rsd.