General Mechanical

General Mechanical

AUTOCAD to ANSYS

    • yyee
      Subscriber

      I'm new to ANSYS software. I had an AutoCAD file with 3D bridge model but it was in polyface mesh. I wanted to import the geometry into ANSYS to carry out analysis but I find no way to import the geometry. I tried to import directly the polyface mesh but it shows no valid bodies in ANSYS. Then, I tried to convert the polyface mesh into solid before import. However, I'm not able to transform it into solid in AutoCAD as it states they are intersecting mesh. Is there any other ways to do it? Please guide me thanks a lot 🙏

    • Ruturaj Gavali
      Ansys Employee
      Hey !
      You can import mesh files using the'External Mode'Component System.
      Highlight theSetupcell and selectEdit.
      On theExternal Modeltab, browse to your mesh file.
      For more information, visit the following pages:
      Attach Geometry/Mesh (ansys.com)
      Importing Mesh-Based Geometry (ansys.com)
      Thanks!
      For more information, check out the following links:
      Ansys Help
      Ansys Learning Forum (Rules & Guidelines)
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      Try opening the AutoCAD file in SpaceClaim.
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