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Old   February 16, 2021, 07:50
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I searched this site and many other sites, but could not find the solution to the problem.
The problem is that while importing the 2D airfoil geometry I drew in SolidWorks to pointwise, it does not accept the file. I've tried many extensions but it still doesn't work.
for example, pointwise has a small program for naca profiles. but I want to import the wing profile to pointwise after drawing 2d from solidwork



There is a 2d drawing of the mh114 profile in the pictures and the errors given by pointwise
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Old   February 17, 2021, 01:50
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Please attach the zipped solidworks file that is failing to load for you.

Which Pointwise version are you using?

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Old   February 17, 2021, 04:37
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Please attach the zipped solidworks file that is failing to load for you.

Which Pointwise version are you using?

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Firstly, thank you for your reply. Since I am new to pointwise, I have a lot of problems, but this time I couldn't solve it.
I cannot import the 2D airfoil profile I drew in solidwork to pointwise program as database. The programs I use;
solidworsk version: 2018, pointwise version: v18.2r2
I am adding the airfoil file for the same drawing but different extensions.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aoC...ew?usp=sharing
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Old   February 17, 2021, 11:44
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I have your files. In the future, please use ZIP archives. Not everyone has access to RAR (like me).

First, you are using a very OLD version of Pointwise. Please update your installation.

That said, it appears the SLDPRT file is rejected by the CAD reader. I tested it on older and the newest version of the reader. It fails the same way for all versions. I will need to log a bug with the CAD reader vendor in France.

May I share this file with our vendor in France?

I also noticed you included other X_t, x_b, and IGS files. These all loaded correctly. Can you use those?
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I noticed the airfoil has a sharp trailing edge. This may give you meshing problems.

If using T-Tex to create the mesh, turn on multi-normals.

Consider modify the TE to make it blunt.
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I have your files. In the future, please use ZIP archives. Not everyone has access to RAR (like me).

First, you are using a very OLD version of Pointwise. Please update your installation.

That said, it appears the SLDPRT file is rejected by the CAD reader. I tested it on older and the newest version of the reader. It fails the same way for all versions. I will need to log a bug with the CAD reader vendor in France.

May I share this file with our vendor in France?

I also noticed you included other X_t, x_b, and IGS files. These all loaded correctly. Can you use those?
Thank you for your help. I updated pointwise and made the airfoil drawing to a planar surface and saved it in "SLDPRT" format. In this way I was able to open the airfoil geometry at pointwise.
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Old   March 6, 2023, 11:48
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thanks man , it helped me
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I noticed the airfoil has a sharp trailing edge. This may give you meshing problems.

If using T-Tex to create the mesh, turn on multi-normals. Mini Crossword

Consider modify the TE to make it blunt.
One suggestion is to enable the "multi-normals" option when using T-Tex for meshing. This option helps in capturing the flow features accurately near sharp edges and corners, improving the quality of the mesh in those regions.
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