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L t Lecture 6 CAD Connections and Parameterization

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CAD Connections and Parameterization


What will you learn from this presentation:
CAD Connections Bi-Directional Connectivity Named Selection Manager Parameterization
Parameters through bi-directional CAD association Parameters within DM Combination of above two

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Preprocessing Workflow
Geometry Creation OR Geometry Import Geometry Operations Meshing

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Solver

Sketches and a es Planes 3D Operations


Extrude, Revolve, Sweep etc Sweep,

3D Operations
Boolean, Body Operations, Split, etc

Meshing Methods
Hybrid Mesh: Tet, Prisms, Pyramids

Geometry Import Options


Direct CAD/BiDirectional CAD

Geometry Cleanup and Repair


Automatic Cleanup Merge, Connect, Projection, Flow Volume Extraction, etc

Hexa Dominant, Sweep meshing

Global Mesh Settings Local Mesh Settings


Sizing, Body/Sphere of Influence, Match Control, etc

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CAD Connections: Introduction CAD Connections Transfer CAD geometry to DM/AMP Two approaches Approach I (Import)
Import neutral files in STEP, IGES etc. formats as well as native CAD formats Uni-directional connectivity
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DM

Approach II (Direct Connection)


ANSYS Direct CAD Interface Bi-directional CAD connectivity

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CAD Connections: Approach I


Three ways to import file in WB
Import option on project page File Import Geometry cell on project page

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Import Options
Neutral file formats like STEP, , IGES etc. ANSYS Legacy formats like Bladegen (*.bgd), DM (*.agdb) etc. t CAD formats like UG, ProE, CATIA etc.
Needs license for CAD & ANSYS CAD interface Please see documentation for more information
Geometry Import Options
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Geometry Import

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CAD Connections: Approach I (contd)


CAD import in existing DM session
Appends the geometry file to existing geometry in DM Two ways
Attach to Active CAD Geometry
Imports active CAD geometry in DM Can attach only saved CAD sessions Can import Parameters and Named Selections

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Attach and Import option in DM

Import External Geometry File


ACIS (extension .sat) Bl d G ( BladeGen (extension i .bgd) b d) Monte Carlo N-Particle (extension .mcnp) CATIA V5 (extension .CATPart and .CATProduct) IGES (extension .igs or .iges) Parasolid (extension .x_t and .xmt_txt for text files, extension .x_b and .xmt_bin for neutral binary files) STEP (extension .step and .stp) Attached and imported p models in model tree
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CAD Connections: Approach II


Launch WB from CAD system
Bi-Directional CAD Connectivity y Can export parameters from CAD to WB Parameter change in CAD reflects in WB and vice versa

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Direct CAD Connection in UG NX

Parameter Key
Prefix key for parameters to import By default the filter is set to DS If the h fil filter is i set to an empty string, all applicable entities will be imported as parameters

Parameter Key

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CAD Connections: Bi-Directional CAD


Available for
UG NX Pro/ENGINEER SolidWorks CoCreate Modeling I Inventor t Mechanical Desktop Solid Edge CATIA

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UG NX

Pro/ENGINEER

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CAD Connections: Bi-Directional CAD


Pro/ENGINEER - Bi-Directional CAD Connection
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Parameterized Hole Dia and No of Holes

Parameters from CAD to Workbench

Parameters from Workbench to CAD

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DesignModeler

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CAD Connections: Named Selection Manager


Named selection
Tag a boundary/face with a name

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Define e e in C CAD & transfer a s e to o WB Define directly under WB Named Selection filter under WB
By default the filter is set to NS Available if the Import Named Selections option is set to Yes If the filter is set to an empty string string, all entities with name selection/boundary definition will be transferred
Named Selection Manager in UG NX

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UG-NX Named Selection Manager
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Named Selection defined in UG NX

Named Selection imported in WB

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Parameterization
What is Parameterization?

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Parameterization helps to execute a set of operations repeatedly with different set of values
Important features, such as diameter of cooling holes, camber etc can be made parametric p Very useful for analyzing various design points by modifying geometry/topology parameters

DM supports sketch-to-3D sketch to 3D approach to create parametric models in addition to accessing direct CAD parameters
Plane creation inputs, Sketch dimensions, 3D operation limiting values , etc can be treated as parameters The parameters can be linked with each other through expressions

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Types of parameters in DM
Geometric Parameters:

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Changes the dimensions/locations of a gi given en feat feature re Does not essentially change total number of entities in the model

Parametric Changes

Topological Parameters:
Modifying the feature itself by adding /reducing new features on it Can C essentially change total number of f entities in the model

Parametric Changes

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Parameters from CAD


Parameters from CAD packages can be transferred to DM
Filtering option for User Defined Parameters only Can maintain Bi-Directional CAD connectivity
Geometry Property

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CAD Parameters

Bi-Directional Associativity

DM Parameters

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Parameters under DM
Most of the DM operations can be parameterized

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Any input under details view with sign as prefix can be parameterized Toggle gg sign g to D to parameterize that particular input

The parameters can be renamed

Default Parameter Name Pattern:

Sketch Details

(Feature Name) . (Dimension Reference)

For example:
A dimension reference (A81) for a sketch created on XYPlane = XYPlane.A81 A dimension reference (FD1) for Extrude3 = Extrude3.FD1

Ex: Extrusion
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Parameter Manager
Can edit parameters

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When a parameter is defined, it is added under Parameter Manager

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Parameter Manager

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Parameter Manager contains tabs to create/edit parameters and its relations


Independent variables are defined under Design Parameters tab
These parameters appear in Project Schematic of WB under Parameter Set

Dependent variables are defined under Parameter/Dimension Assignments tab


Expressions can be used

Expressions can be verified under check check tab


Design Parameters Tab Parameter/Dimension Assignments Tab

Check Tab

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Example
Defining parameters for eductor case using sketches
Parameterization
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APPENDIX

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Pre-requisites for CAD Connections


For all CAD packages
CAD correctly installed and licensed Correct ANSYS Inc. license

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For F CATIA
Compatible version of CATIA V5, CADNexus/CAPRI Gateway V3.08, IBM LUM 4.6.8 configured with a CATIA V5 (MD2, HD2, or ME2) license

For Pro/ENGINEER
Parts must reside on a local or mapped drive Filenames must contain all lowercase letters on the Linux platform

For UG NX
Avoid setting Reader Save Part File to Yes on Linux platforms if a CAD file is open NX 5.0.6 or higher is recommended for importing models containing spot welds All bodies must be within a 1000 x 1000 x 1000 meter cube, centered about the origin i i of f th the absolute b l t coordinate di t system t

For more information about license requirement, please see the documentation

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CAD Connections: Advanced Geometry options


Analysis Type
To set the geometry for 2D or 3D simulation

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Use Associativity
To allow CAD associativity

Import Coordinate Systems


Can import coordinate system from CAD

Import Work Points


Can import work points defined in CAD

Reader Mode Saves Updated File


To save CAD file at the end of update process

Import Using Instances


To import part instances from CAD

Smart CAD Update


To speed up refresh of modified parts

For more information about Advanced Geometry y Options p and applicability, please see the documentation under Advanced Geometry options

Enclosure E l and dS Symmetry t Processing P i


To turn ON/OFF enclosure and symmetry selections Automatically creates named selection if turned ON

Mixed Import Resolution


To import parts with mixed dimensions

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Gambit Reader
Legacy model from Gambit can be imported in DesignModeler
Reads Real (ACIS) geometry from a Gambit database Does not include reading meshing hi information i f ti Users can take the geometry in DM for editing If no editing is needed the model can be taken directly into Meshing

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