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John Parry April 10, 2008 07:47

Accessing Floworks in SolidWorks edu. version
 
If you have an educational version of SolidWorks, it's very likely that you have access to COSMOSFloworks. To check:

In SolidWorks look under Tools -> Add-Ins. In this dialog box you'll see all installed Add-Ins (including Floworks if it is installed). Check the box in-front of CosmosFloworks to use Floworks inside SolidWorks If there is not a valid license the application should give info about this.


Usman April 15, 2008 18:31

Re: Accessing Floworks in SolidWorks edu. version
 
Hi John

I want to export my solidWorks drawing into ICEM to generate a mesh. SolidWorks exports the whole drawing as one single piece into ICEM. I can not then create different parts in ICEM to set my boundary conditions like inlet, outlet etc. Is there a way arouns this? What is the best format available in SolidWorks to export drawings into ICEM?

If we mesh a geometry in solidWorks can we locally refine it?

Any particular strengths/advantages of cosmosFloworks over CFX that we should know about?

Thanks

Usman

John Parry April 16, 2008 04:47

Re: Accessing Floworks in SolidWorks edu. version
 
Hi Usman,

I'm hoping one of our engineers will respond regarding the export of geometry from Floworks.

Geometry can be meshed locally in Floworks. There are several features to allow you to do this, for example refining partial cells (those at the solid/fluid boundary) as well as refining curved surfaces, small features, small gaps, etc. All of these can be applied locally, for example on a object, face or edge.

Regarding the advantages of Floworks, the main advantage is the CAD embedding in that you can work on 'live' geometry, with very robust meshing, so the effort required to change the geometry and re-solve is very low. Because its an octree mesh you don't need to worry about mesh quality, only density where you need it. Hence the real advantage is for design, when the goal is optimising the geometry as the geometry export, cleanup, meshing and any manual mesh quality improvement steps are skipped. Floworks is build using the same technology as EFD.Lab, so you can find a full technical specification on the Flomerics web site.

John Parry, Research Manager, Flomerics Ltd.

Paresh Zala April 24, 2008 04:33

Re: Accessing Floworks in SolidWorks edu. version
 
Hi Usman,

"What is the best format available in SolidWorks to export drawings into ICEM?"

This question should really be put forward to Ansys.

I personally have no real experience in transferring models into ICEM.

However, when transferring models from EFD.Lab to other CAD packages, I tend to export the model as .IGES or .STEP files. As when these files are imported they general keep their structure and pre-defined parts (although the parts will come through as imported bodies). This way you can still manipulate the individual parts.

Best regards,

Paresh Zala, Consultant Engineer, Flomerics (UK)


yashar December 24, 2008 01:44

Re: Accessing Floworks in SolidWorks edu. version
 
i want have floworks 2007 license file.plz send it for me

John Parry December 24, 2008 04:27

Re: Accessing Floworks in SolidWorks edu. version
 
If you have an educational version of SolidWorks then you should have access to Floworks - see the first post in this thread. If not, then it may be that Floworks was not installed when SolidWorks was installed.


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