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Lottar October 24, 2008 08:03


Since i'm very pleased of the answers here at the forum, i'd like to ask you some questions...I'm working with Gambit importing an Autocad file, but there are a lot of problems, as always, when you export from CAD to CFD.

- Do u know which is the best software to work in CAD and then export to CFD? Autocad or Mechanical Desktop??? - Is there any best type of file (the extension i mean, stp, igs...) to work later on Gambit from the CAD softwares??

Thanks in advance, waiting for news!!

Adrian October 24, 2008 20:42

Re: CAD and CFD
I'm using Pro-E, importing .sat to Gambit and export .msh to Fluent and Ansys, so far not facing any problem.

-Hope will hell-

doki October 26, 2008 07:28

Re: CAD and CFD
it depends to the geometry you are using. for many cases a .sat (ACIS) format is a good choice. otherwise, IGeS is another good extension to deal with. there is no one general rule for all geometries.

mAx October 28, 2008 02:00

Re: CAD and CFD
I'm using Pro/E and I import STEP file. No problem

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