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Josh March 4, 2010 23:52

Importing Model from DesignModeler into ICEM
 
Hi -

I cannot find a way to import a DesignModeler geometry into ICEM. I've checked several sources that keep pointing to parasolid, etc.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Josh

rwryne March 5, 2010 10:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by Josh (Post 248638)
Hi -

I cannot find a way to import a DesignModeler geometry into ICEM. I've checked several sources that keep pointing to parasolid, etc.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

Josh

Do you have access to the Meshing platform within Workbench? What I usually do is import the CAD geometry into Design Modeler, do any cleanup I need to, and then send it to the Meshing platform within workbench which has the option of "Export to ICEM files"

It will create a .prj, .tin, and .uns, all you will need is the .tin.

rwryne March 5, 2010 10:45

Sorry for the second reply, but I just stumbled across one of PSYMNs post showing an alternate method of doing this:

Quote:

Alternativly, you could open the file in DesignModeler (or ANSYS Meshing or ANSYS Simulation) do what ever editing you want and then save it. Then go to ICEM CFD => File => Worbench readers and click on the saved workbench project or its sub file and import the model that way.
http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ans...tml#post242606

PSYMN March 5, 2010 11:12

Thanks Rwryne,

Yes, there are lots of ways. The easiest is just using the File => Workbench Readers option. However, this does require you to install Workbench... Which shouldn't be a problem since you have Design Modeler.

Best regards,

Simon

rwryne March 5, 2010 11:30

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Originally Posted by PSYMN (Post 248721)
Thanks Rwryne,

Yes, there are lots of ways. The easiest is just using the File => Workbench Readers option. However, this does require you to install Workbench... Which shouldn't be a problem since you have Design Modeler.

Best regards,

Simon

Simon:

I am trying to use this direct Workbench reader but am running into a units issue.

My CATIA file is in inches, my default unit set in workbench is in inches, but it keeps importing the file in mm. I even tried switching the Part, Sizes option to "from tetin" and selecting a tetin with inches, to no avail.

Any idea?

PSYMN March 5, 2010 13:36

I have seen the same thing and sent my question to development, but have not heard back yet...

PSYMN March 5, 2010 13:37

For now, I have been "scaling" the model once it is in ICEM CFD....

rwryne March 5, 2010 14:11

Quote:

Originally Posted by PSYMN (Post 248749)
For now, I have been "scaling" the model once it is in ICEM CFD....


well the other issue I am having is the scaling is not working for me. I use the select all for the selection with a X,Y,Z factor of .039whatever, but nothing comes of it. It thinks for awhile, and shows back up still as mm.

The only thing that I haven't played with is the center point, but it doesn't seem like that should affect anything.

PSYMN March 5, 2010 17:56

Strange, I have never had trouble with scaling...

Sorry, not sure why you would...

Josh March 9, 2010 15:52

Thank you very much. I spent hours playing around with the various programs and researching online to try to solve this problem.

It has imported successfully. I'll probably have problems later, but this is great for now.

Thanks again!

PSYMN March 9, 2010 17:09

Great Josh, keep up the optimism ;)


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