Contains additional options for importing CAD files.
Enables you to continue the import of the CAD file(s), despite errors or problems creating the faceting on certain surfaces, or other issues. This option is disabled by default.
Enables creating the CAD Assemblies tree on CAD import. The CAD Assemblies tree represents the CAD tree as it is presented in the CAD package in which it was created. All sub-assembly levels from the CAD are maintained on import in Fluent Meshing. For commands specific to the CAD assemblies, refer to cad-assemblies/.
Create label Per Body during cad faceting.
Enables zones without Named Selections to inherit the object name on import. This option is disabled by default.
Adds the specified label to the name of double-connected face zones (face zones shared by two bodies).
Enables processing of enclosure and symmetry named selections during import. This option is disabled by default. This option is applicable only to Ansys DesignModeler (*.agdb) files.
Enables feature extraction from the CAD model on import. You can choose to disable this, if desired. Specify an appropriate value for feature angle. The default value is 40.
Enables import of Body names from the CAD files. This option is enabled by default. Any renaming of Body names in Ansys Mechanical/Ansys Meshing prior to the export of the mechdat/meshdat files is ignored during import. Only original Body names will be imported.
Enables importing of the curvature data from the nodes of the CAD facets. You can choose to disable this, if desired.
Import face zone labels for body named selections.
Enables import of Part names from the CAD file(s). This option is enabled by default. Any renaming of Part names in Ansys Mechanical/Ansys Meshing prior to the export of the mechdat/meshdat files is ignored during import. Only original Part names will be imported.
Enables the merging of geometry object nodes during CAD import. This option is enabled by default. This option can be optionally enabled/disabled only when geometry objects are imported using the CAD Faceting option for CAD import. Mesh object nodes will always be merged when the CFD Surface Mesh is selected for CAD import.
Merge Objects per body named selection.
Enables you to modify all duplicate object/zone names by adding incremental integers as suffix. This option is disabled by default.
Set named selection for CFD surface mesh failures.
Enables you to import Named Selections from the CAD file(s), including Named Selections from Ansys DesignModeler, publications from CATIA, and so on. You can additionally choose to ignore import of certain Named Selections based on the pattern specified (for example, Layer* to ignore layer Named Selections from CATIA), or by specifying multiple wild cards (for example, ^(Color|Layer|Material).* to remove color, layer, and material Named Selections from CATIA).
Enables the setting of object type on import. The options available are auto, geometry, and mesh. The default setting is auto based on the tessellation method selected: geometry objects will be created when the cad-faceting method is used, while mesh objects will be created when the cfd-surface-mesh method is used.
Enables you to create one face zone per body/face/object to be imported.
Enables you to create one object per body/part/file/selection to be imported. The default program-controlled option allows the software to make the appropriate choice. This option makes a choice between per body and per part based on whether shared topology is off or on, respectively. For Ansys ICEM CFD files (*.tin), set the object granularity to one object per selection.
When enabled, all files in the specified directory as well as in its subdirectories will be imported. This option is disabled by default.
Reconstruct topology for STL files.
Name replacement character.
Saves a PMDB (*.pmdb) file in the directory containing the CAD files imported. You can use this file to import the same CAD file(s) again with different options set, for a quicker import than the full import. This option is disabled by default. Some options will not be available any more once the model is imported from a PMDB file (for example, enclosure-symm-processing?), since they are processed before the PMDB file is created.
Enables separation of feature edges based on angle, connectivity, and named selections on import. Edge zone names will have suitable suffixes depending on separation criteria, order of zones, existing zone names and other import options selected.
Adds the specified label to the name of single-connected edge zones (edge zones referenced by a single face).
Removes the extension of the CAD files from the object/face zone names on import. This option is disabled by default.
Enables you to remove the path prefix from the object/face zone names on import. The default setting is auto which removes the path prefix from object/face zone names when the object creation granularity is set to one object per file. You can also explicitly select yes or no.
Enables you to control the tessellation (faceting) during file import. You can select either cad-faceting or cfd-surface-mesh. CAD faceting enables you to control the tessellation based on the CAD faceting tolerance and maximum facet size specified. CFD Surface Mesh enables you to use a size field file, (Use size field file?). If you enter yes, specify the size field file to be read. If you do not want to use a size field file, you can obtain conformal faceting based on the underlying curve and surface curvature (using the minimum and maximum facet sizes, and the facet curvature normal angle specified) and edge proximity (using the cells per gap specified). You can also save a size field in a file (size field is computed based on the specified parameters; that is, Min Size, Max Size, Curvature Normal Angle, Cells Per Gap).
Use body names for CAD files.
Enables you to use the Named Selections for the object/zone names on import. Select auto, no, or yes. The default selection is auto where the Named Selection will be used as the object/zone name, except when the object creation granularity is set to one object per file.
Enables you to add the component (part or assembly) names to the object/zone names on import. Select auto, no, or yes. The default selection is auto where the component name will be added to the object/zone name.
Enables you to choose whether to add the part names from the CAD file to the object and zone names on import. The default setting is auto which adds the part names to both object and zone names when object creation granularity is set to body. When the object creation granularity is set to part or file, the part names are not added to the zone names, face zone labels, or the region names, by default. You can also explicitly select yes or no.
Part or Body names are used as suffix for named selections spanning over multiple parts or bodies.