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Steady State heat transfer on a 2D plate, geometry not attaching

    • Tristan
      Subscriber

      Hi, 


      I am using ANSYS 2019 R2 student edition and I am trying to do a steady state heat transfer on a 2d rectangular plate. I have created the surface in spaceclaim but when I try open model it says:


      Update failed for the Model component in Steady-State Thermal.  Unable to attach to geometry file C:UsersTristanDocumentsUniversity stuffVIPANSYS stuffPracticeGeometry 2D plate_filesdp0SYSDMSYS.scdoc. Unable to attach geometry.


      I have made sure the geometry is a surface before opening model but the error persists.


      Please can someone help in this regard.


      Thank you.

    • Rob
      Ansys Employee

      I don't use Mechanical, but are there any limitations regarding which plane the 2d part is in? Ie must it be on the z=0 plane?

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber

      2D geometry must be on the XY plane.  Axisymmetric Mechanical models must have the axis on the Y-axis (unlike Fluent which uses the X-axis).

    • Rob
      Ansys Employee

      Thanks Peter; it figures that Mech would use a different axis..... 

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