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knight008 November 10, 2008 20:08

Flow around building
Hi everyone !! im currently doing a project which is using star-cd to create a model building and analyse the air flow around it. firtly i need to draw a model. but it looks a lot easer to do so by auto-cad. can the acto-cad drawing be converted into star-cd for analysis? or can anyone recommend other softwares which are easy for the drawing bit. Plz help me!!thank you very much!!!!

Steve November 11, 2008 06:42

Re: Flow around building
Use STAR-Design to draw your geometry. It's very easy.

If you have the choice (which you should), run it in STAR-CCM+


name November 11, 2008 06:43

Re: Flow around building
try export the CAD model from auto-cad as stl, igs, stp format. then import this file to star-cd..

if it is not absolutely necessary don't use star-cd, use star-ccm+..

good luck..

formerfluent November 11, 2008 15:51

Re: Flow around building
Invest a bit of time in flexibility and use a CFD independant SW. USE RHINO 3D which an import and export to any format. You will not regret it and the cost is minimal even if you purchase the SW. Ok it only works under Windows.

Good luck

Steve November 12, 2008 17:44

Re: Flow around building
SW maybe, Rhino3D isn't a solid modeler and the export is poo.

STAR-Design is included as part of your installation, so it's free to you, it's trivial to learn and it's good enough to do what you want.

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