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Old   July 6, 2006, 18:06
Default CAD+surface mesh->STAR CCM+
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tim
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Hi all,

Can anyone advise me on a package in which the geometry of a model can be created and its surface meshed with good control under the one roof?

I have tried star design but I cannot get much control over the mesh.

ANSA, as far as I know, only meshes CAD files (all I have is Autocad).

Would pro-am do what I want?

Any help would be much appreciated!!
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Old   July 7, 2006, 04:25
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ANSA has capabilities to create your geometry. You can also create a mesh from scratch in pro-am. I think you would be better off with ANSA, but if you have complicated geometries you will probably need a 3-D CAD program (and someone who can use it). For surface meshing I would choose ANSA.
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Old   July 7, 2006, 09:54
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William Blake
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I use the combination of ThinkDesign as a very powerful and cheap CAD-Program and Prosurf/proam

This is much cheaper than ANSA.

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Old   July 7, 2006, 11:54
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Thanks William and Ralphie,

Just another thing. If I create a surface mesh in STAR DESIGN and then import to STAR CCM+, I'd have better control over my volume meshing.

Is it possible to export a surface mesh from STAR DESIGN?

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Old   July 8, 2006, 03:45
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In a word, yes. You can either export it to prosurf for re-surfacing or the nice people at CDA sent me a small script to spit it out to database file.

The other thing you should think of is that STAR-CCM+ can mesh from any triangulated surface, so if you are exporting from CAD you can export a STL file and go direct to CCM+, you can then use the re-surfacer in CCM+ to prepare a decent triangulated surface for meshing.
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Old   July 10, 2006, 09:19
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Hi Ben,

I just got that small script. Seems I have to open STAR-Design in expert mode. Do you know how that is done?

Thanks in advance
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Old   July 10, 2006, 11:08
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stardesign --expert
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Old   September 5, 2006, 00:26
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hi, sir, i am working in NAL,b'lore.i want to do a Certification course in ANSA.can u tell me whr it will be avialable or which org. is offering this type of activities. thanking u all. priyam.
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