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Old   March 16, 2009, 13:35
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I am new to CFX and ANSYS. I am trying to generate a mesh from Pro-e geometry for use in CFX to perform analysis. Thus far - I have not found a method other that using iges from Pro-e for import into ANSYS - then writing the file for CFX using a .cdb file

Does anyone know of a better method? Perhaps using STEP file? I have access to ANYSYS Workbench, ANSYS, and ICEM as well as CFX.

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I am not familiar with Pro-e, but if the option is available to save your model in parasolid format, you can import that directly into CFX-mesh.

Available for purchase from ANSYS is a bi-directional CAD connection as well. We're using that with SolidWorks and it works nicely.
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LKF is right.

Go for Parasolid or purchase the plugin instead (recommended).
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Thanks for the tip about parasolid - I can create that format from Pro-e but do not see where you can import that directly into CFX. Could you tell me a bit more detail on the technique? Do you have to create a mesh in ANSYS - or am I missing something where the parasolid can be imported directly.

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The parasolid file can be imported directly into CFX-mesh (or one of other Workbench mesh utilities). You still need to generate a mesh and then import either a .gtm or .cmdb (mesh file) into CFX-Pre.
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