I made a chassis in solid works using weldment when I try tobexprt it to ansys I am getting multiple bodies instead of 1 single body
In this case it is difficult and requires probably some experience.
One way to start is to use Combine to merge a few bodies a time, until you get the zero thickness error. Then you have identified the body - or one of the bodies - with trouble. Then you can Split the problem into smaller pieces, and again Combine these to the main body. Eventually you would end up with some very simple bodies and interface between bodies, and probably identify the problem faces.
I just extended the problem tubes in each end, and I dont really know exactly where the problem was.
Generally when you need to combine bodies, it is a good idea to make sure they overlab as complex/small coincident faces are prone to rounding errors internally in SW when the resulting body is calculated.
You need to merge all bodies using combine tool and merge option in the weldment feature before exporting to ansys.
even then i am having a problem of zero thickness
Sri Ram wrote: even then i am having a problem of zero thickness
Sri Ram wrote:
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this is my chassis file
You can use Combine feature to merge bodies. But still two of the tubes will not merge because of ztg.
The cure is to move the end faces slightly, so there will be a definite overlap between the tubes. Then Combine works and you can create one body.
how do i recognize faces that causes the problem
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