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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.

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.

Ansys DesignModeler – Mid-Surface

The Mid-Surface feature allows the creation of Surface bodies that are midway between existing Solid body faces. The resulting surface body/bodies have a Thickness property which defines the “thickness” that surface body represents.

Ansys DesignModeler – Symmetry

The Symmetry feature is a tool used to define a symmetry model. The feature takes either all the bodies or selected bodies of the model as input and accepts up to three symmetry planes. You can choose either full or partial models to work with. If a full model is used, the selected symmetry planes will slice off the model and only a portion of the model will be retained.

Ansys DesignModeler – Enclosure

The Enclosure feature is a tool used to enclose the bodies of a model so that the material enclosing the bodies can be assigned to something such as a gas or fluid in the ANSYS Mechanical application.

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Ansys DesignModeler – Tetrakaidecahedron

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 – Thin/Surface

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

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 – Connect

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.

Ansys DesignModeler – Mid-Surface

Ansys DesignModeler – Mid-Surface

The Mid-Surface feature allows the creation of Surface bodies that are midway between existing Solid body faces. The resulting surface body/bodies have a Thickness property which defines the “thickness” that surface body represents.

Ansys DesignModeler – Symmetry

Ansys DesignModeler – Symmetry

The Symmetry feature is a tool used to define a symmetry model. The feature takes either all the bodies or selected bodies of the model as input and accepts up to three symmetry planes. You can choose either full or partial models to work with. If a full model is used, the selected symmetry planes will slice off the model and only a portion of the model will be retained.

Ansys DesignModeler – Enclosure

Ansys DesignModeler – Enclosure

The Enclosure feature is a tool used to enclose the bodies of a model so that the material enclosing the bodies can be assigned to something such as a gas or fluid in the ANSYS Mechanical application.

Ansys DesignModeler – Pipes Y-Shaped/T-Shaped

Ansys DesignModeler – Pipes Y-Shaped/T-Shaped

The ANSYS DesignModeler application is designed to be used as a geometry editor of existing CAD models. The ANSYS DesignModeler application is a parametric feature-based solid modeler designed so that you can intuitively and quickly begin drawing 2D sketches, modeling 3D parts, or uploading 3D CAD models for engineering analysis preprocessing.

Ansys DesignModeler – Offset Surface

Ansys DesignModeler – Offset Surface

The Offset function allows you to create a set of lines and arcs that are offset by an equal distance from an existing set of “straight” lines and “circular” arcs. The original set of lines and arcs must be connected in a simple end-to-end fashion and can form either an open or closed profile.

Ansys DesignModeler – Slice

Ansys DesignModeler – Slice

The Slice feature improves the usability of ANSYS DesignModeler as a tool to produce sweepable bodies for hex meshing and to assign different cross sections in a line body.

Ansys DesignModeler – Import from BladeGen to DesignModeler

Ansys DesignModeler – Import from BladeGen to DesignModeler

Ansys BladeModeler software is a specialized, easy-to-use tool for the rapid 3D design of rotating machinery components. Ansys BladeModeler is used to design axial, mixed-flow and radial blade components in applications such as pumps, compressors, fans, blowers, turbines, expanders, turbochargers, inducers and more.

Ansys DesignModeler – Splice Material

Ansys DesignModeler – Splice 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.

Ansys DesignModeler – Edge Split

Ansys DesignModeler – Edge Split

The Split Edges feature allows for the splitting of edges (including Line body edges) into two or more pieces. The edges selected for the operation can come from either active or frozen bodies.

Ansys DesignModeler – Imprint Face

Ansys DesignModeler – Imprint Face

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.

Ansys DesignModeler – Projection

Ansys DesignModeler – Projection

The Projection feature allows you to project points on edges/faces and edges on faces/bodies. This feature can be executed on both frozen and active bodies.

Ansys DesignModeler – Analysis Tools

Ansys DesignModeler – Analysis Tools

The analysis tools consist of a set of functions which allow you to measure the distance between any two entities, obtain model entity information, and detect model faults. The function supports:

Ansys DesignModeler – Freeze & Unfreeze

Ansys DesignModeler – Freeze & Unfreeze

The Freeze feature is an advanced modeling tool available from the Tools Menu. Freeze has two applications: it allows for an alternative method for assembly modeling with multiple body parts.

Ansys DesignModeler – Fill (Volume Extract)

Ansys DesignModeler – Fill (Volume Extract)

The Fill feature is located in the Tools Menu, and is available when the model consists of active and/or frozen bodies. The Fill feature is used to extract inverse volume or volumes enclosed within a body or a set of bodies.

Ansys DesignModeler – Pattern & Array

Ansys DesignModeler – Pattern & Array

The Pattern feature allows you to create copies of faces and bodies in three patterns:
Linear: a direction and offset distance is required.
Circular: a rotation axis and angle are required.

Ansys DesignModeler – Boolean

Ansys DesignModeler – Boolean

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.

Ansys DesignModeler – Blend & Chamfer

Ansys DesignModeler – Blend & Chamfer

The Chamfer feature allows you to create planar transitions (or chamfer faces) across model edges. This feature can be executed on both frozen and active bodies beginning in version 11.0. Prior to version 11.0, this feature would only operate on active bodies.

Ansys DesignModeler – Body Transformation

Ansys DesignModeler – Body Transformation

The Body Operation feature allows you to manipulate bodies. Any type of body can be used with body operations, regardless of whether it is active or frozen. However, point feature points (PF points), attached to the faces or edges of the selected bodies, are not affected by the body operation.

Ansys DesignModeler – Extrude, Revolve, Sweep & Skin/Loft

Ansys DesignModeler – Extrude, Revolve, Sweep & Skin/Loft

Use the Extrude button to create an extruded feature. The active sketch is the default input but can be changed by selecting the desired sketch, a plane from face (boundary used) or Named Selection features of Point features in the Tree Outline.

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