|September 30, 2013, 05:25||
Dealing with complex geometry imported form SolidWorks
Join Date: Mar 2013
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I have just started to learn working with ICEM and I have a question regarding importing a geometry.
I have a complex geometry in SolidWorks. I have exported it as a STL file. When I import this STL file in ICEM, I can only see surface in entity tree (no curves).
I want to know how to block such a geometry and start meshing. you can see the images in attachment.
|September 30, 2013, 09:18||
Join Date: Jul 2012
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After Select Solidworks ------->
And After Select Line Body
And You CAN convert Solidworks to anodther format STEP. or ....
and Similar to this method you can open Geometry in ICEM CFD
|September 30, 2013, 20:42||
Join Date: May 2010
Location: United Kingdom
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STL files are just a bunch of triangles, and there is no scope to include points or curves. I would HIGHLY recommend steering away from using STL as the file format for transferring data. Instead, try some of the third party fileformats like Parasolid, Acis, STEP, IGES etc. I prefer Parasolid, but sometimes the writing (CAD) and reading (ICEM) kernels are different, so an older fileformat like STEP/IGES is sometimes more reliable.
Have a look at Simons post: http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ans...-icem-cfd.html. Different fileformat readers require different licenses, so you may have to have a discussion with your local ANSYS sales office.
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