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Import from CATIA to ANSYS APDL

    • rajdeep_iitian
      Subscriber

      Hello Everyone


      I have tried to import a model from CATIA V5 to ANSYS APDL by .stp/.igs/.stl/.CATPart , but none of the extensions is working.When I tried to import it to workbench it got imported easily but not into APDL.


      One more query is whether it is possible to change the element type in Workbench as we can do it in APDL ?  

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      Don't know about import geometry into APDL but I do know you can put an APDL command snippet under the body in the geometry branch to set the element type for that body.


    • rajdeep_iitian
      Subscriber

      Thanks for the help !


      I have written the commands as you told but how to incorporate it in the model ? Please see that even after the APDL command is given the material is showing to be structural steel.


       


       

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      The material gets overwritten when the input file is written out to the solver. You can check this in Workbench by selecting Solution in the Outline, then use Tools, Write Input File.  Check in the .dat file that is written for the material you inserted, it will be there.

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