If you press ESC while Solver is solving, the Show Trial Solution dialog box appears.  Do one of the following:

  • Click Stop to stop the solution process.  TheSolver Results dialog appears with a message that Solver stopped at your request.
  • Click Continue to allow Solver to continue solving until you press ESC again, a Solving Limit is reached, or a solution is found.

If Solver reaches one of the Solving Limits (Max Time, Iterations, Max Subproblems or Max Feasible Solutions) while solving a problem, the Show Trial Solution dialog box appears.  Do one of the following:

  • Click Stop to stop the solution process.  The Solver Results dialog appears with a message that the limit was reached.
  • Click Continue to allow Solver to continue solving without the limit mentioned in the dialog box message.  If another limit is reached, the Show Trial Solutiondialog box will re-appear, once for each limit.

NOTES

To set the Solving Limits, see Change Options for All Solving Methods.

To make Solver pause on every Trial Solution, see Show Solver trial solutions.