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Do you mean you want to export the mesh?
You can output a deformed mesh with the Simulation packages. I doubt you will be able to do it with SimulationExpress. If you have an application that you want me to look at, let me know. I may be able to help you.
You could get a surface mesh, independent of any FEA needs, by file save as .STL.
Otherwise, you are going to need the Professional version and even then you will need pick a "Standard" form like PATRAN nuetral file, ANSYS, ABAQUS, SDRC or NASTRAN BDF.
It would be useful for these posts in the future that you state why you need a mesh or whatever it is that you need and then people can help you can atually help you get somwhere instead of guessing where you are going.
I would want my model broken down into FEA elements so it can be imported into another application to run simulations on. The model in question is an extrusion mould and what we're trying to simulate is how the fluid material will pass through the mould.
I've tried working with .STL files but I'm guessing the algorithm used for the FEA can't deal with an already broken up simple tri-mesh.
I tried exporting my model as a .STEP file but the external simulation package is running into problems. The model has a significant quantity of lofts and has some minor imperfections such as small faces and erratic edgeflow.
I was just hoping SolidWorks natively could handle the model better to generate the model broken down into FEA elements so I could hand that off to the folks who are using the simulation software.
Thanks for the interest,
Like Bill said, you can export your model in stl format, which will give the surface of the model. You could then create the 3d mesh with another program, such as gmsh, see http://geuz.org/gmsh/