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Old   September 30, 2013, 06:25
Default Dealing with complex geometry imported form SolidWorks
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Hello guys

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.

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Old   September 30, 2013, 10:18
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Go To

File--------->Workbench Reader-------->

After Select Solidworks ------->

And After Select Line Body

Press OK

And You CAN convert Solidworks to anodther format STEP. or ....
and Similar to this method you can open Geometry in ICEM CFD
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Old   September 30, 2013, 21:42
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Hi Daniel,

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: Different fileformat readers require different licenses, so you may have to have a discussion with your local ANSYS sales office.

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