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Ansys DesignModeler – Boolean

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Typically, the generation of a 3D feature consists of two steps:

 (a) Generate the feature bodies, and (b) Merge the feature bodies with the model via Boolean operations.

You can apply five different Boolean operations to the 3D Features:

Add Material  —  Creates material and merges it with the active bodies in the model. This option is always available.

Cut Material  —  Removes material from the active bodies in the model. It is available whenever active bodies are present.

Slice Material  —  Slices bodies into multiple pieces. Active bodies in the Slice operation will be automatically frozen. This option is available when at least one body is present in the model.

Imprint Faces  —  Similar to Slice, Imprint Faces imprints curves onto the faces of active bodies in the model. The bodies themselves are not split into multiple pieces. It is available whenever active bodies are present.

Add Frozen  —  Creates material, but adds it to the model as frozen bodies, without merging them with other bodies in the model. This allows you, for example, to import a model as a set of frozen bodies without the need to manually apply the Freeze feature afterwards. This option is always available.

In this tutorial, you will learn to use Boolean tool (Unite, Substract, Intersect and Imprint Faces) using Ansys DesignModeler.

## Ansys Fluent Tutorial | Heatsink

In this tutorial, you will learn how to simulate a Heatsink using Ansys Fluent. In this first video, you will see how to create the geometry and the mesh using DesignModeler, Ansys Meshing and Ansys Fluent.

## Ansys DesignModeler – Tetrakaidecahedron

A tetradecahedron is a polyhedron with 14 faces. There are numerous topologically distinct forms of a tetradecahedron, with many constructible entirely with regular polygon faces.

## Ansys DesignModeler – Tetrakaidecahedron

A tetradecahedron is a polyhedron with 14 faces. There are numerous topologically distinct forms of a tetradecahedron, with many constructible entirely with regular polygon faces.

## 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 – Ansys Beta Options (Solid Extension)

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.

## 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.

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