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Does the ANSYS import from AUTOCAD?

Does the ANSYS import from AUTOCAD?

Does the ANSYS import from AUTOCAD?

hello professional engineers,

i am working on a tool design which is fed by hydraulic circuit, this tool i made its drawings 2D&3D on autocad, and now i need to analyse the loads on it using ANSYS, so can i open the autocad drawings on ANSYS and continue on that design work from there?, or i have to draw all of it again?

i am new on ansys, so i really need that help from engineers who have been worked on that software before and familiar with its options and to guide me through the previous question if possible

will appreciate your response,

RE: Does the ANSYS import from AUTOCAD?


If I remember right, ANSYS Workbench and ANSYS APDL can import geometry from ACIS,IGES, Parasolid and STEP files amongst others. See if you can export your drawing from AutoCAD as one of these file types and then try import to ANSYS.

Good Luck,

RE: Does the ANSYS import from AUTOCAD?

You don't say if you are using Workbench or MAPDL. Design Modeler in Workbench will import Autocad .dwg and .dxf files, in addition to IGES, STEP, ACIS and Parasolids and others. MAPDL will only import IGES unless you have a license for the various connectivity options.

Rick Fischer
Principal Engineer
Argonne National Laboratory

RE: Does the ANSYS import from AUTOCAD?


I am using workbench, i will try to import from auto-cad as DWG file, and let you know if i had any problems

Thanks for your care to response.

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