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spring April 6, 2010 11:06

Modeling 2D Geometries

I want to model a 2D geometry in ansys (12.1) and I am not sure if I my method is the right one. First I drawed polygon lines with a closed end, and then I extruded this sketch. My problem is that the geometry becomes 3-dimensional with the extrusion. And it is impossible to put the depth (for the extrusion) to 0mm or even 1e-1000mm (i.e. as thinn as possible) . So my question is: is there another way to create simlpe faces in ansys or does it only go by extrusion?
Thanks in advance for an answer!

P.S.: Sorry if this is a stupid question but I am new with ansys and I am desperate ;)

PSYMN April 7, 2010 11:31

Surfaces from Sketches
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Extrude is for 3D data… If you just want to create a surface from a sketch, then go to “Concept => Surfaces from Sketches”.
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This will prompt you to select your sketch(es). Then click generate.
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The SurfaceSketch will appear in the model tree with its associated Sketches…
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Next you will need to select the edges to apply named selections for things like inlets and outlets…

spring April 8, 2010 05:01


It works ! Thank you for your detailed reply

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