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ANSYS, Inc. Proprietary
2009 ANSYS, Inc. All rights reserved.
April 28, 2009
Inventory #002596
Training Manual
Table of Contents
Inventory Number: 002596

1st Edition
ANSYS Release: 12.0
Published Date: April 28, 2009


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1. Introduction 1-1
A. About ANSYS, Inc. 1-5
B. ANSYS Workbench Overview 1-11
C. Starting DesignModeler 1-13
D. The Workbench Environment 1-14
E. Workbench File Management 1-26

2. Graphical User Interface (GUI) 2-1
A. DesignModeler Overview 2-2
B. DesignModeler and CAD Files 2-4
C. DesignModeler GUI Overview 2-5
D. Workbench Window Manager 2-7
E. Main Menu 2-10
F. Toolbars 2-11
G. Documentation 2-12
H. Accessing Help Topics 2-13
I. Basic Mouse Functionality 2-14
J. Selection Filters 2-15
K. Mouse Selection 2-17
L. Selection Panes 2-18
M. Box Selection 2-19
N. Graphics Controls 2-20
O. Context Menus 2-23
P. Cursor Modes 2-27
Q. Workshop 2.1, GUI Navigation

3. Sketch Mode 3-1
A. DesignModeler Geometry 3-3
B. Length Units 3-4
C. DesignModeler Geometric Entities 3-5
D. Sketch Mode 3-6
E. New Plane Button 3-7
F. New Sketch Button 3-8
G. From Face Plane/Sketch Shortcut 3-9
H. Plane Transforms 3-10
I. Planes and Sketch Details 3-12
J. The Sketch Mode GUI 3-13
K. Sketching Tools - Grid 3-14
L. Sketching - Basic Shapes 3-21
M. Sketch Details 3-22
N. Sketch Constraints 3-24
O. Sketch Dimensions 3-28
P. Dimension Editing 3-31
Q. Sketch Display 3-32
R. Modifying Sketches 3-43
S. Sketch Duplication 3-55
T. Sketch Instance 3-56
U. Sketch Projection 3-59
V. Geometry Interfaces 3-60
W. Attaching to a CAD Session 3-61
X. Importing CAD Files 3-63
Y. Positioning Imports 3-64
Z. Import Units 3-65
AA. Exporting a Model 3-66
BB. Body Attributes 3-67
CC. Workshop 3.1, Sketching
DD. Workshop 3.2, 3D Geometry
EE. Workshop 3.3, Static Mixer

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4. 3D Geometry 4-1
A. Bodies and Parts 4-3
B. Active and Frozen Bodies 4-4
B. 3D Features 4-11
C. Extrude 4-13
D. Revolve 4-14
E. Sweep 4-15
F. Skin/Loft 4-18
G. 3D Features Details (Extrude) 4-22
H. Boolean Operations 4-23
I. Feature Direction 4-29
J. Feature Type 4-30
K. Feature Creation 4-24
L. Primitives 4-34
M. Workshop 4.1, Catalytic Converter

5. Advanced 3D Geometry 5-1
A. Modifying 3D Geometry 5-3
B. 3D Curve Feature 5-13
C. Planar Bodies 5-16
D. Boolean Operations 5-17
E. Named Selection 5-19
F. Named Selection Based Objects 5-21
G. Pattern Feature 5-24
H. Advance Features 5-26
I. Advanced Tools 5-29
J. Body Operations 5-46
K. Mid-Surface Creation 5-57
L. Workshop 5.1, 3D Curve
M. Workshop 5.2, Pattern Operation
N. Workshop 5.3, Enclosure Operation
O. Workshop 5.4, Mid-Surface Creation
6. Working with CAD 6-1
A. Bodies and Parts 6-3
B. Support for Newer CAD Versions 6-11
C. Length Units 6-12
D. Attaching to a CAD Session 6-13
E. Importing CAD Files 6-15
F. Positioning Imports 6-16
G. Import Units 6-17
H. Exporting a Model 6-18
I. Creating Negative Geometry 6-19
J. Edge and Face Merge for Model Simpl. 6-28
K. Automated Option for Ease of Use 6-29
L. Improved Cleanup and Repair of CAD 6-30
M. Workshop 6.1, Fill and Face Delete
N. Workshop 6.2, Enclosure and Slice
O. Workshop 6.3, CAD Repair

7. Parametric Modeling 7-1
A. Dimension References 7-3
B. Promoting Parameters 7-4
C. Promoting Dimension References 7-5
D. Promoting Feature Dimensions 7-6
E. Parameter Manager 7-7
F. Driven/Dependent Parameters 7-11
G. Auxiliary Variables 7-15
H. Parameter Functions 7-16
I. Workshop 7.1, Pulley Model w/
Parameters

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8. Concept Modeling 8-1
A. Concept Modeling 8-3
B. Creating Line Bodies 8-4
B. Modifying Line Bodies 8-10
C. Cross Sections 8-11
D. Cross Section Alignment 8-18
E. Cross Section Offset 8-27
F. Surfaces From Lines 8-29
G. Surfaces From Sketches 8-32
H. Surface Patch 8-33
I. Edge Joints 8-34
J. Workshop 8.1, Line and Surface Bodies