Aniket
Ansys Employee

Hi Bill,

Neutral file formats will not include extra information such as face taggings from CAD. For transferring the named selections from CAD, you would need a separate CAD connection which is not included with student products, and you should be taking the CAD file directly to APDL.

An alternative could be opening the neutral file in SpaceClaim and then creating named selections (or Groups as it is called in SpaceClaim) This SpaceClaim file can be taken to Ansys Mechanical inside the workbench and used for persistent workflow as long as changes are being done in SpaceClaim. If you prefer APDL over the workbench, you can still connect it to Mechanical Model in the workbench.

-Aniket

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