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Static Simulation. Export to IGES and import as a solid?

Question asked by Paul Richards on Mar 8, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 9, 2017 by Paul Richards

Hi All,


I've modelled a frame using weldments and I'm running a static study on it.


It's been a royal pain which is unusual and it doesn't like meshing properly either.


Is it good practice to export to an iges file then re-import and combine the individual items as a one piece solid and run the analysis?


I tried it on another very simple part and loaded it and allocated it identical material and the results were alarmingly different!


Here's a screenshot of the stress results from the original part file - you can that the results are not symmetrical even though it is constrained and loaded symmetrically.


Any comments would be greatly appreciated