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chriszhou August 31, 2009 06:43

Error for inputing mesh file from ICEM CFD to StarCD
 
Hey, guys
I have a urgent problem. I try to input mesh file from ICEM (11.0) to StarCD(4.06). Exported files from ICEM include .vrt, .inp, .cel. But when I select import Grid (fromat ICEM) in starCD, it shows no cells!! And I can't display geometry or cells.

Did sobody have this problem and solve it already? Thank you so much to tell me how to handle it! Or you can sent me mail for suggestions. chriszsyjy@gmail.com

chriszhou August 31, 2009 06:56

Luckly, I found how to do that. You only need to put all the files into default working folder, not your own one. That's OK!

nottoforget December 4, 2009 15:48

It may sound as a stupid question, but I don't know where is the default working directory. Please tell me how can I find it?

kim100 December 7, 2009 07:53

when you run your CD,the default working dictionary will appear like this style :C:/Documents and Settings/Administrator/, and you can also change the button "SET WORKING Dictionary" as you like!

nottoforget December 7, 2009 14:00

Thank you. But I still can't find it because when I launched Starcd I changed the working directory and forgot what was the default one.

Anyway, I'm not realy sure that if I even find the default working directory it will help me to import grids from ICEM to starcd4.08.

Does anybody know how to do it step by step? Or maybe you can check my actions:
1. In Icem - Output - Select solver - output solver - STAR-4, common structural solver - ANSYS.
2. Output - Write input. Then in some folder appears 4 new files, among them there is star.inp
3. In Star-cd - Grids-Import grid- format -ICEM, input file - star.inp - apply.
4. As I understand starcd reads the file star.inp - because it shows the number of cells and other options - BUT - it doesn't show the grid itself in the black window!!

I don't know what to do with it so please write if you have any ideas.

JBeilke December 7, 2009 17:28

simply type the command "ifile star.inp" in prostar

kim100 December 8, 2009 00:57

You are welcome! I will show you an example path about ICEM+CD,and you can check yourself; the method does not changed; Let me know your mail address I will send you later!

Inter-communicate is a good way to improve study for both of us!

nottoforget December 8, 2009 16:05

To beilke: thank you, i tried typing the command but certanly result is the same - all the information about the grid is written, but no graphic view of it((

To kim100:thank you too I've sent you my mail and 'm waiting for a letter now:)

JBeilke December 8, 2009 16:26

Quote:

Originally Posted by nottoforget (Post 239190)
To beilke: thank you, i tried typing the command but certanly result is the same - all the information about the grid is written, but no graphic view of it((

so what the hell is prostar telling you in the output window? what means "no graphics view..."?

nottoforget December 9, 2009 17:34

I got it now:cool: with help of kim100. He sent me a little manual about importing mesh) Thanks!
In fact I understood that the only problem is just me not knowing how to work with starcd and it's everything ok about the mesh.

wmsyahid January 15, 2010 04:12

hi nottoforget,

i also new as CD-adapco user. Previously used MSC program. do you mind if you can help me for some manual you have for this star-cd...;)

thanks in advance...


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