ANSYS AIM - Getting around student license geometry size restriction

I am trying to do some static simulations on a custom model of a drone gimbal.

When I try to import the geometry file, I receive an error stating that the geometry size is too large for the student edition. Therefore, I have been looking for a way to do smart element sizing. However, I cannot find the Preprocessor menu or any kind of documentation to do this for AIM. I do not know how to use the command scripts. Can anyone here help me out?


Also, is this problem common? I am surprised that my model exceeds the restriction, especially because I removed all the electrical components, and the drone gimbal itself is pretty small. 


Cheers, and thank you in advance!






  • pglpgl Portland, Oregon, USAMember
    edited September 2017

    The Student products have node, element and geometry limits. The geometry limits are 50 bodies and 300 Faces.

    Can you share a screenshot of your geometry?

    For the meshing in ANSYS AIM Student, take a look at the product documentation, there's a section on Setting Mesh Sizes to Optimize Performance that provides some very good advice. 

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