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Old   July 11, 2012, 19:58
Default Is it possible to change the sketch plane in DM?
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I am new to DesignModeler and ANSYS Meshing and I have ran into the following problem. I created a 2D surface in DM to mesh and export to FLUENT...

My problem is I created the surface in the YZ-plane and apparently I cannot export my geometry in 2D unless I create it on the XY-plane. This was not the case in Gambit, which I am more familiar with... Is there a way to move a sketch to a different sketch plane?

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Old   July 11, 2012, 20:29
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I figured it out after beating my head against the wall long enough! Here is what I did...

Export a script detailing the desired sketch....
File > Write Script: Sketch(es) of Active Plane
Click on the sketch plane you want your sketch in (in my case the XY-plane) and run the script.
File > Run Script
Simple solution... just not an easy one to pin down if you are used to other programs such as SolidWorks and Gambit
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Old   July 12, 2012, 02:39
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Hello,

I have also read in DesignModeler instructions from ANSYS about the function called "Sketch Instance". May be it will help the others.

"Sketch instance allow you to place copies of existing sketches in other planes" (C)

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Old   July 12, 2012, 12:35
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Novosiberian:

I had tried that but it did not work in my case as I wanted to move the sketch to the XY-Plane. Here is a snippet from the ANSYS manual explaining it in more detail.

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Since a Sketch Instance must lie in a plane later in the tree than the base sketch (unless the base sketch is a plane boundary), the XYPlane does not have an option for creating a Sketch Instance.
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