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Wrong part disposition from ACIS (.sat file) Abaqus/CAE

Wrong part disposition from ACIS (.sat file) Abaqus/CAE

Wrong part disposition from ACIS (.sat file) Abaqus/CAE

Hello everyone! I have a problem regarding the creation of an assembly in Abaqus/CAE 6.14-4. I generated a 3D model from AutoCAD 2019 end exported it as an ACIS (.sat) file. After I import all the parts into Abaqus, I try to create an assembly from the parts, but the result is as follows:


As You can see, the plates and the bolts aren't in their correct (and original position), as they were in AutoCAD:


How could i fix this problem?

RE: Wrong part disposition from ACIS (.sat file) Abaqus/CAE

You can use the tools available in Assembly module of Abaqus, like translation, rotation and so on. They allow you to manipulate the position of instances freely. With such a simple model it shouldn't take much time to fix it manually using aforementioned tools.

RE: Wrong part disposition from ACIS (.sat file) Abaqus/CAE

Can you try with a step file?

RE: Wrong part disposition from ACIS (.sat file) Abaqus/CAE

Thanks in advance for the answers! I preferred to manage the entire model in AutoCAD because i feel better in positioning precisely all the elements (and because I'm not expert yet of Abaqus).

For the .stp file, it's only compatible with AutoCAD Mechanical: unfortunately not my case.

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