General Mechanical

General Mechanical

Select inner model elements

    • laureano.gonzalez
      Subscriber

      Hi,

      I am running a transient thermal model and would like to see the temperature profile of a group of inner model elements. To do that I created a plane and tried to select the group of inner elements of interest, but instead what I am selecting are the hidden elements on the surface of my model. Could you please share a workaround to select inner elements? thanks in advance.

    • SaiD
      Ansys Employee

      Hello! You would probably have to create a Named Selection and use the Scoping Method: Worksheet. In the Worksheet, you can use Entity Type: Element and use certain criteria (X location, Y location) and Operator: Range to select the desired elemnts in the interior. You can then create a Temperture output for this Named Selection.

      If you need help, you can try downloading the files for the "Baking Gingerbread cookies" problem from here: Heat Transfer Simulation Examples | Ansys Innovation Courses

      At about 04:20 in the 'How To Video', you can see the steps used to create a Named Selection using Worksheet. 

      Hope this helps!

       

    • dimitri.hamelin
      Subscriber

      Hllo,

      Maybe you can try to hide some faces or bodies to acces the elements of interest

      But the solution of @SaID looks better.

       

       

    • laureano.gonzalez
      Subscriber

      Thanks a lot to both of you. I'll go through both approaches and get back to you with my comments.

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