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Old   March 4, 2010, 23:52
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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.

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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.

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

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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.
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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.

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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.

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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?
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I have seen the same thing and sent my question to development, but have not heard back yet...
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For now, I have been "scaling" the model once it is in ICEM CFD....
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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.
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Strange, I have never had trouble with scaling...

Sorry, not sure why you would...
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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!
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Great Josh, keep up the optimism
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