The Phenomena of "Cycle" in a model

I want to know that what is difference between cycle 50 and cycle 5000 or cycle solve ?
this is because in 50 cycle I am getting result in same to my experiment but in solve condition I am not getting higher value. Is my result wrong.


Hello!, when you “cycle” the model, you are doing iterations to reach an state in the model, (equilibrium for example). Probably 50 cycles is not enough to reach that equilibrium, and depending on the model size and stifness of the gridpoints, 5000 could be enough… But when you use SOLVE keyword, you will iterate until a ratio of balanced to unbalanced forces is 1e-5 (by default).