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Old   January 29, 2001, 17:59
Default I-DEAS CAD data import with boundary conditions
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Dear Fluent Users,

Has anybody ever tried to import I-DEAS CAD data with boundary definitions (i.e. inflow, outflow, wall boundaries) directly into Fluent without going through Gambit ?

I managed to import I-DEAS CAD data, however boundary definitions were not imported. So I needed to import tha data into Gambit first, redefine the boundary conditions, export the mesh, and finally import it into Fluent.

If possible I want to get rid of the preprocessing I had to make in Gambit.

Any comments will be greatly appreciated.

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Old   January 30, 2001, 05:56
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Hi Yunus, You can easily import Ideas boundary definitions to Fluent. You have to make group of elements. Transferring data is not difficult but you have data limitations. I remember that you can transfer only 2000 node data to Fluent not more. In most cases, it is not enough.

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Old   March 14, 2001, 14:45
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I used it for complicated gometry. You have to form a group in I-DEAS and you will get what you want.
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