March 15, 2020
By default, System Coupling’s beta features are not activated. When beta features are activated, the corresponding settings are added to the data model and are available for use.
When hidden features are activated and either beta or alpha features are being used in a given coupled analysis, notifications indicating the specific features in use are written to the System Coupling Transcript.
You can activate beta features using the following methods:
In this tutorial you will learn how to enable Beta options (Solid Extension) using Ansys DesignModeler.
Import from Autodesk Inventor to Ansys DesignModeler
Autodesk Inventor is a comprehensive and flexible set of software for 3D mechanical design, simulation, tooling creation, and design communication.
Ansys DesignModeler – Thin/Surface
The Thin/Surface feature allows you to convert solids into thin solids or surfaces. The feature can operate on both active and frozen bodies. Typically, you will select the faces to remove, and then specify a face offset that is greater than or equal to zero (>=0).
Ansys DesignModeler – Import from SOLIDWORKS to DesignModeler
Some import types (ACIS and AutoCAD) allow you to specify the units of the imported model. Before clicking Generate, you may be able to change the model units from the Details View, depending on the type of import. Note that some model types store their units, so no Model Units property will appear when importing them.
Ansys DesignModeler – Import from Autodesk Inventor to ANSYS Design Modeler directly
Use the Open command to open files created in any supported format. Use the Save As command to export parts, assemblies, drawing sheets, and 3D markups to formats read by other applications. Your license type determines which of these actions are supported.
Ansys DesignModeler – Connect
The Connect feature may be used to align and possibly join a set of vertices, edges or faces. The alignment takes the form of a stretching and aligning of existing geometry.