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mortazavi June 2, 2009 03:31

importing mesh from Gambit and other software to ansys workbench
i want to import structured mesh from Gambit to Ansys can i solve this problem???

PSYMN June 3, 2009 09:17

FE Modeler...
You can use FE Modeler (Included with Workbench) to import it (as unstructured hexahedral mesh). In FE Modeler, you would need to “Skin” the mesh first and then send the mesh and its new geometry to workbench…

Alternatively, you could use 12.0 with ICEM CFD and attach it thru the ICEM CFD back door, but that is more of a Beta approach…

smn June 8, 2009 03:29

hi psymn:
would you please help me more about the procedure to genterate and import structured mesh to workbench???i really need your help
best regards

PSYMN June 10, 2009 21:25

Find the tutorial...
Look on the ANSYS customer portal... Find a Version 12.0 FE Modeler tutorial about a crank shaft geometry. It goes thru the process of importing the mesh, "skinning" it and converting it to Bspline geometry... They even parametrize it, adjust it and output a Parasolid file.

pedrin84 June 4, 2011 14:10

Hi, I'm working with Ansys Workbench 12.0 design modeler, building geometries there. But I need to export these geometries to Gambit 2.4.6 for the meshing y to make a multiblock grid and then export the mesh to ansys fluent 12.0. is this possible?. can I to install Ansys gambit 2.4.6 with the ANSYS 12.0 12.0 together?

PSYMN June 6, 2011 11:09

Gambit with ANSYS FLUENT...
Yes, the would treat each-other as friends (not family). They need different license mangers, different installs, etc.

However, DM can write out a parasolid or iges file for Gambit to pick up...

Then Gambit would output a Fluent *.msh file that ANSYS Fluent 12.0 could pick up...

No problem.

But is there a reason you don't just want to mesh in ANSYS Meshing? Have you tried it? We are interested to know what gaps are preventing you from moving over.

If you used ANSYS Meshing, you would have a parametric and persistence advantage (without scripting hassles).

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