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madcfd May 25, 2009 04:44

Importing CATIA V5 data into ccm+

Do anyone know how to import CATIA v5 data into STARCCM+ ?
In the manual it is stated to download a reader module for CATIA v5 but i dont get it anywhere.

When i import CATIA V5 or any CAD data into starccm+, does the feature lines and curves are already created ??

Maddin May 26, 2009 04:00

For a "direct" use of CCM under Catia you need StarCAT (ask your support - when you have ;) ).
With this "tool" you can make simple simulations with CCM.
For the first try's that's okay.

When you made the tutorial under Catia you should create STL/STEP/IGES or a other format files and this files you can import in CCM.
Create the boundarys is quiet good explained in the manual (I think there was a tutorial for this).

Think you need a "negativ" body, your simulation needs the body where the flow is in to make a calculation. With Catia you can use the boolean operators to create this body, very fast, maybe very dirty but works good.

madcfd May 26, 2009 06:02

Maddin,I undertstand your method. What about using Import surface mesh. i have a option here to import CATIA v5 parts. Can i use this ? At the moment its not working for me.
My interest is to import a catia part and just surface mesh i think this method will appropriate. What do you think ?

Maddin May 26, 2009 06:10

In my CCM the Catia parts don't worked... I tried R15,R16 and R18 with my CCM 3.02.006 (or was it 3.06.002 I don't know...).

Zolet May 26, 2009 09:49

You need a third party license to import catia parts directly to StarCCM+. Contact your agent suport.

Maddin May 27, 2009 03:33

Yeah but could somebody use this successfully?

kurucrown May 29, 2009 21:09

Of course, it works. After you purchase the CATIA native reader license from CD-adapco and install some extra libraries, it works perfectly.

Maddin June 2, 2009 03:10

Hmm I always got an error.

Fex August 1, 2009 08:43

me tooo
i got error too (Return code 104)

did you solve this?


new usr


f-w August 3, 2009 11:33

If you actually have the extra license to import native CAD, the error can be caused by using a 64bit system.

I was also getting an error on my 64bit system trying to import a SolidWorks part file. But, when I tried it on a 32bit system, I didn't get any errors.

Fex August 4, 2009 03:49

32 bit....i'm sure....not wrking:confused:

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