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Dear everyone!


I want to export my ply-based shell composite laminate from HyperMesh to a STEP or PARASOLID file. I used the following option:  File>Export>Geometry Model


My composite laminate can not be imported properly into Solidworks 2019. Tried a lot of options but I could not reach that the shell elements (and plies) had the proper thickness. In Solidworks there was only a surface without thickness.


I would like to design a tool for manufacturing and I need the proper geometry of my composite part.


Thanks for your answer in advance!




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Hi PrasannaK!


First thing first: thanks for the quick answer!


I tried it that way with Hypermesh and HyperworksX but did not work. I can export the geometry, which is only a surface, but I want to export my shell elements.


Because the thickness of my elements (plies) the shape of my composite part is different than the original surface and I want to get a step or parasolid file which is contain the thickness of my shells.


Kind regards,



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