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Old   March 23, 2016, 15:16
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I am brand new to working with ICEM so this may be a silly question, however, after importing my solidworks file (a simple parallel plate flow chamber) into ICEM using a parasolid format, ICEM registers it as a single surface rather than 6 individual surfaces/faces of a rectangle.. Any reason why this is happening? I'm assuming it is something simple, but I am at a loss. This is preventing me from distinguishing between the faces when adding inlet/outlet boundary conditions.

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Old   March 23, 2016, 17:09
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Why use parasolid as an intermediary file format? Try a direct import of the .sldprt in ICEM (File -> Import model -> then choose SolidWorks from the drop down menu). This should offer you more options on what to import and how (surface bodies, solid bodies, lines etc).
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I've tried that also, but the same problems occur no matter what settings I use. ICEM sees it as a single surface rather than 6 faces, so after the mesh is completed and the mesh file is imported into fluent, there is no way to apply inlet/outlet b.c.'s since I can't distinguish between individual faces.
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Can you post your SW file here? If it's a simple 2D thing you can make some edges or split surfaces in ICEM too.
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Sorry for the extremely late response. Anyways, it wouldn't let me attach a solidworks file itself but here is a screenshot of the geometry in question.
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This doesn't really help. Upload the file to dropbox/google drive and post a link here.
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https://www.dropbox.com/sh/fn2d7qc05...TlVpzSV_a?dl=0

Here you go, both the sldprt file and stl file.
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I don't know where you ran into a problem. The model imports into ICEM without any problem. I just clicked File -> Import model -> selected Solidworks and navigated to a folder. Since I first checked the file in SW I knew it was in inches so I just selected Inches as the units on the bottom of the import dialogue box.



Anyway, here's the link to a zip file containing the ICEM project and geometry file (.prj and .tin) of your imported geometry: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BxL...ew?usp=sharing

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Yea i'm not sure what was the problem, every time I imported the file, it showed it as a single face. Could it be that I have a student version of solidworks? Either way, thank you for the help.
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SolidWorks did warm me that it was an educational version of the file, but it placed no restrictions on it and import went without problems.
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