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Ansys DesignModeler – Tetrakaidecahedron

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The tetrakaidecahedron (shown below) is a polyhedron studied in conjunction with foams and minimal surface area, space-filling shapes. The tetrakaidecahedron has 14 faces (6 quadrilateral and 8 hexagonal) and 24 vertices [1].

In 1887, Lord Kelvin proposed that the tetrakaidecahedron was the best shape for packing equal-sized objects together to fill space with minimal surface area. Kelvin thought about this problem in the context of the bubbles which make up a foam [1]. Kelvin’s proposed tetrakaidecahedron actually had some slightly curved faces which improved upon the typical flat-faced polyhedron pictured above

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a tetrakaidecahedron 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.

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