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intelliSuite sucks

In theory, it's fantastic. It's got simple options and a fast, easy interface.

Clearly, no one has ever used it. I can't figure out how to get it to solve for a flow through a tube. I don't even know what's wrong. It simply has no error information; no doubt there really is, but the DOS window closes immediately after 'finishing', so there's almost no feedback. This really cheeses me off, because this software cost a lot of money. The interface is a throwback to the early 90s, and is about as intuitive as keyboard with no buttons. There's even an entire panel to the side that doesn't seem to ever display anything.

Very frustrating. Worst part is that once I get it to work, it'll have taught me how to get around it's UI problems, and it'll never improve.

EDIT: I think my parameters were simply not converging. Though I'm not sure, since it isn't telling me that. I'm just guessing since I got another model to give saner output. Maybe it just can't handle tubes...

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If you run it from a DOS prompt (Start->Run->"cmd") then the DOS window shouldn't close immediately. This may or may not help at all.
You're right, actually. The problem is that I don't know which executable is run. It seems that the Microfluidics module populates the simulation directory with a few .bat files, but then runs executables from the main intelliSuite install directories. It closes itself while these run, and then opens itself immediately afterward. I'd like some kind of log file, but I can't seem to find it.