For meaningful use of an Optimizer node it makes sense to have a parametric model with several parameters which control the behavior of a design that can be evaluated for various performance criteria (objectives). This evaluation should be ready for usage by the Optimizer. Evaluation can be based on simple computations (i.e. summation of areas or volumes, computation of ratios, etc.) or on various types of analysis.
In the Node Types window identify the Optimizer node type icon. Drag and drop it into the Graph in an appropriate location.
The Optimizer node type has five action buttons:
Start a New Run, which starts a new optimization run.
Load Result from File, which loads results from a previously saved result file.
Save Result to File, which saves the optimization results to a file with name specified in LatestResultFile input property. Default name is ‘Optimizer Result.csv’.
Show Result, which opens a graph showing the optimization results in form of a scatter plot.
Settings, which opens a dialog to change the settings for the optimizer engine itself, described in section 3.5 Optimizer settings.
The required input properties are Parameters and either MinimizationObjectives or MaximizationObjectives.