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Old   February 17, 2005, 13:35
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Jack
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Hello,All,

Since a geometry is not easy to build with Workbench directly, I use Solidworks to built 8 Parts first, and mate parts to be an sssembly. Then I import the geometry to workbench in parasolid format(*.x_t) or iges format. Now what I see is that 8 solids are generated. Can I merge these solids to one? or do I need to merge them?

This is the first time I do like this. I am not sure what I need to do when and after I import the geometry file? I would appreciate your kind advice!

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Jack
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Old   February 17, 2005, 21:12
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Jack:

It depends on your application. I assume it is a CFD model? A few comments first, you can build geom easily in Workbench if you have DesignModeler. DM is the "geom" module in Workbench. It can be used as a standalone modeler or in conjunction with SW to simplify, add geom etc for analysis purposes. Also, it can be used to "merge/glue" geometry from CAD if necessary.

What module are you importing your parasolid file into, Simulation, CFX Mesh, or perhaps you have DesignModeler?

More info is needed before I can give some advice.

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Old   February 18, 2005, 12:25
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Thanks,Derrek,

I am importing the parasolid file into DM and then to CFX Mesh. It shows that 'CAD model contains faces with small angles' and there are also some 'silver edges' exsisting. So I am trying to do some modifications to the geometry model in DM.

The geometry is an hydrofoil impeller. Maybe I need to rebuid the model with DM?

Thanks again

Jack
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Old   February 19, 2005, 12:00
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JAck:

Go to Tools>Options>Common Settings>User Interface and turn on BETA options. This will expose Virtual Topology in CFX Mesh. This will allow you to merge areas together to eliminate some of the sliver surfaces.

It may be easier to rebuild it in DM. You have to weigh the options.

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Old   February 22, 2005, 12:59
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I would merge them in SolidWorks into a single part. It's very easy to do.
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