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How do I open an ANSYS INPUT (.ans) file with workbench?

    • saisacco
      Subscriber

      I recently obtained a CT scan in the format of an .ans file and I am unsure how to open it. I understand It is an input file but for which of ANSYS's programs? Is it possible to convert it to a parasolid or some other format that would be easier to put into workbench geometry? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee

      Can you try SpaceCalim. 


      I do know we can read scanned data or faceted data in SpaceClaim, but not sure about .ans file.


      Try it and let us know.


      Regards,


      Keyur

    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee

      Also please check if you can get some other format like stl or vrml.


      Regards,


      Keyur

    • Rohith Patchigolla
      Ansys Employee

      Hello, 


      Try importing the file via MAPDL, where you can write out a cdb file, which can be imported into Workbench via External Model, which can then be connected to Static Structural (for example).


      Best regards,


      Rohith

    • saisacco
      Subscriber

      Hello,


      @kkanade: If I open the file in SpaceClaim it says unknown file type.


      @rgpatchi: It tells me that it does not recognize the Begin Command and then does nothing. I am unfamiliar with that program so I may be missing a step.


      Thank you both,


      Stephen

    • Keyur Kanade
      Ansys Employee

      Is it possible to get data in some other format like stl or vrml?


      Many scanned geometries come in stl format. So you may get it. 


      Regards,


      Keyur

    • Rohith Patchigolla
      Ansys Employee

      Hello Stephen, 


      Did you try in ANSYS Classic, File --> Read Input From?


      Best regards,


      Rohith

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