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Old   June 1, 2010, 09:52
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Hi all,

I'm a newbie with this software and I'd like to ask if it's possible to export my region for CAD modeling (I started my work with a .iges file,repaired surfaces,made the mesh,physics,everything and initialized simulation...now I must see the behavior adding rudders).
My version is 4.04 (waiting for the latest one,hopefully only a few days) and I'm looking to export to CATIA,Solidworks and similar softwares.

Thanks in advance.
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Old   June 2, 2010, 17:17
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Well you can always select the Representation you want to be exported (Improted Mesh, Remeshed Surface or an extracted boundary from a Volume Mesh) from Representations and then export it in several formats.

However I'm not sure as to how you can modify these again the the CAD package.
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Old   June 3, 2010, 02:52
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Thanks Aroon,in fact I tried to export those representations but I didn't find a common format for my CAD modeller...
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I might not be undserstanding your problem correctly, but why dont you just make the changes in a CAD package and then redo the simulation in CCM+??
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Old   June 21, 2010, 06:18
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I might not be undserstanding your problem correctly, but why dont you just make the changes in a CAD package and then redo the simulation in CCM+??
The imported part was given to me modelled with Rhinoceros and saved in .iges format...I lost a great amount of time repairing all the surfaces within CCM+ and I didn't want to redo the same (I still have only the .iges file) for the whole hull with a few appendices more.
I solved the problem modelling the appendices with a solid CAD modeller and importing them as new regions, then performing boolean operations.
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Old   June 21, 2010, 10:04
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Try to use the surface wrapper, this will fix your geometry and save your time... Once you imported the geometry, STAR-CCM+ understands it as a "mesh" file. The only format that maybe a CAD can read is .stl. If you get a latest version, like 5.02, you can import it as a geometry in the 3D-CAD modeller, and there make some changes...
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Try to use the surface wrapper, this will fix your geometry and save your time... Once you imported the geometry, STAR-CCM+ understands it as a "mesh" file. The only format that maybe a CAD can read is .stl. If you get a latest version, like 5.02, you can import it as a geometry in the 3D-CAD modeller, and there make some changes...
Thanks, I tried the 3D-CAD module but I was looking for something more accurate 'cause I needed to model not only rudders but marine propellers too.
Anyway, the most important thing is that my problem's been solved in a way or another...surely I'll try your method in the near future.

Really appreciate your help, guys.
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