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Export Geometry in WB / Edit exported geometry in WB

    • Doyoung Kim
      Subscriber

      Hello, I am new to ANSYS.

      I am doing deflection analysis of beam. And I am trying to do multi-step static structural analysis. 

      For example, I'm using cantilever beam of 10m with point force at free end. Then, I would like to use the deflected 10m beam and add another 5m (straight) to the left.

      I tried exporting deflected beam geometry, but it comes with mesh and when I edit geometry (add 5m), I cannot mesh entire structure.

       

      I clicked Model from B and right click geometry then export as ANSYS geometry file. But it comes with mesh, can I export without mesh?

      Or, does anyone know if I can edit geometry in B? 

      I am trying to create geometry like this. But I cannot mesh this. 

      Thank you in advance!

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      A simple way to do this is to draw two lines, one 10 m long and the other 5 m long off the end of the first line. You can fix the start node of the 10 m long line. There are many ways to connect the two lines together. Use Shared Topology in DesignModeler or SpaceClaim. Or do a Mesh Merge in Mechanical.

      In step 1, apply the displacement to the node at the 10 m vertex. The 5 m long extension will remain straight. Then you can do what you want in step 2.

      • Doyoung Kim
        Subscriber

        @peteroznewman Thank you so much! Your suggestion works for my application! 

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