3D Design

3D Design

Using µm in Spaceclaim?

    • EagerToLearn
      Subscriber
      Hello everyone,nI would like to model the cross section of a continuous fiber reinforced material (for virtual testing) in space claim (with static structural at first).nAs soon I use dimensions below 0.1 mm, I get the error message: One or more of the created curves was below the minimum size for use with sketch constraints. I can't switch the units to micrometers (for whatever reason).nCatia for instance can work with units that small and I also know - for design spark micrometers are explicitly mentioned (http://help.spaceclaim.com/dsm/4.0/en/Content/Units_options.htm). Now I was wondering: Can the units be switched in Space claim?nRegardsnMiken
    • Aniket
      Ansys Employee
      You will either need to switch to small units before starting to model your geometry (Please check the help link https://ansyshelp.ansys.com/account/Secured?returnurl=/Views/Secured/corp/v201/en/spaceclaim/Discovery/user_manual/units_options.html) or if you still want to model in mm and want to have features that are below 0.1 mm size, you can model your geometry such that it is initially scaled up by a factor of 10, this way if you wanted to model a cube with 1*1*1 mm^3 with 0.01 mm fillets on all edges, you would first model a cube of 10*10*10 mm^3 with 0.1 mm fillet on all 12 edges, and later use pull tool to scale the model down to original dimensions.n-AniketnHow to access Ansys help linksnGuidelines for Posting on Ansys Learning Forumn
    • EagerToLearn
      Subscriber
      Thank you very much. Switching the units before the first sketch feature did the trick.n
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