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Cottbus June 5, 2012 10:08

Best way to import geometry ICEM

I have a very compley geometry with internal ribs.

In this geometry there 100 different tags for the surfaces.
My problem is when I export my geometry from UG NX 6.0 to IGES
I can import the geometry with the correct tags in ICEM 14, but with holes everywhere and the surfaces look very ugly. It is not possible to mesh it.

If I export the geometry with parasolid and import it in ICEM. I get a very nice geometry with no holes, and I can mesh it. But in this case there is only part_1, I loose all my tags.
How can I import the full geometry in parasold with tags. I dont have any options for import or export..
Do I need to convert my solid body to sheet body??



PSYMN June 6, 2012 15:32

Maybe try ACIS (*.sat) as a better format.

Of course the best way would be to use the UG file directly, but not everyone has access to the UG reader...

Best regards,


Far June 12, 2012 06:30

Which format is better : ACIS or Parasolid

PSYMN June 12, 2012 09:35

Interesting article, but I don't think it really says which is better.

I will though ;) I have typically found that ACIS is better. When a customer asks me what format to send, CAD is the best, ACIS is second and IGES is the worst. Parasolid is somewhere between ACIS and IGES.

Now maybe that reflects our ability to read these formats more than the formats themselves... :o

Far June 12, 2012 09:42

I know that ICEM works on parasolid kernel as well as other ANSYS products. Therefore it should better suit. However ACIS has more options for CAD modelling as article says.

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