The options dialog within the cut plot has a series of check boxes. In the past I have always had "Use CAD geometry" checked. This was because when I had the box turned off, I could only see my plot without the profile of my steel enclosure.
That being said. When I unchecked that box today on my current assembly, the cut plot worked...
However I have that box active on my old projects and those plots work. Any experts out there on "Use CAD geometry"?
For now I will continue on with my project, but I still need to address why this check box is giving me different results per project.
Thanks to anyone who took a look at the post.
- James -
What "use CAD geometry" does is cheat your plots. Instead of using the actual solid geometry that the solver calculated it uses the nice parametric geometry that was created or imported into SolidWorks, and the fluid is interpolated/cut off in those areas. I never use this feature, nor the "interpolate results" feature because like I said it's a cheat to make your results look nicer than they actually are. In your case I would put in some mesh cut plots and check that your fluid and solid boundaries are actually where you think they are, it sounds like you might have had a bad mesh or something.