Design Variables

Introduction

Design variables are a great way of organizing your most important or most often used parameters into a single location for easy access and manipulation. You may also save the design variables to a text file that can be loaded at any time to update your model. These text files can be edited outside of OpenVSP either manually or by scripting/automation and then used to rapidly update models with parametric variations on design trades. This is a nice way of handling trade studies and systems analysis without having to build the API or write in AngelScript.

Topics:

Design Variable Introduction
Adding, Removing, and Adjusting Design Variables
Saving or Loading a Design Variable File
Modifying and Executing a Design Variable File
Finding Parameters Using the Design Variable Explorer
Design Variable Conflicts and How to Avoid Them

Other Subjects:

Component Sets
Design Variables
Variable Presets
User Parameters
Snap To
Linear Parameter Linking
Subsurfaces