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Automate process: Import CAD - Mesh - BC

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Hi all,

 

I want to run simulation for some similar models (design 1, design 2, design 3).

I can record and play xml or python script. However I can not automate apply load  & bc.

 

Could you advise or any example for this?

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Hi,

 

Below are the different approach to automate the process

 

Approach 1

 

  • Import a CAD (Imported CAD should contains groups / colors)
  • Generate mesh
  • Transfer the groups from CAD to mesh
  • Assign loads based on groups

In this approach, when we bring the new model, the group / color information should be present in the CAD. In this way, we can fully automate the process

 

 

Approach 2

 

  • Import a CAD (Imported CAD does not have groups / colors)
  • Import group template (Contains empty groups with standardized group names)
  • Generate mesh
  • Transfer groups from CAD to mesh
  • Assign loads based on groups

In this approach, step 1 and 2 is manual. This is semi automated process. 

 

Refer the attached "Con_rod_automation.mp4" video.

 

Approach 3

  • Import a CAD (Imported CAD does not have groups / colors)
  • Using select features tool (body right click > Select features), identify the features and create group
  • Generate mesh
  • Transfer groups from CAD to mesh
  • Assign loads based on groups

This approach is fully automated. Refer "How to record python script?" tutorial in SimLab help page. Click on F1 will take you to the help page.

 

Kindly try any of the above approach which suits your process. Let me know if you have any difficulty.

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