Hello I am trying to export thermal data collected in SolidWorks flow simulation into Microsoft Excel. I was wondering if there was any way to do this. Any help would be appreciated, thank you.
The short answer is yes. However, you would get more help if you were more specific on what you actually wanted to get out and why.
So basically, I am doing transient analysis of heat through a steel beam with an applied heat load on one end. I have 300 nodes in the entire beam but I want to take the temperature and graphically show the progression of heat transfer through the beam. I have all the data but I can't actually see all of the nodes. So I would like a plot that corolates a node to a temperature. Any help would be apprciated.
this is the flow sim forum so no nodes.....just cells. You can draw a line in a sketch and get the data along the line for each saved time step. If you really have nodes you can do the same thing for an edge in swx sim. You would have to combine the time steps in excel to get a 3 D plot with time on one axis.
Probably a stupid questions. How do I go about evaluating a line?
If in Flow just do a sketch on the surface you want the data from, draw a line the length you want and then use the XY ploting tool and make you graph using hte sketch.
Can you post your model.
Sounds similar to things I do all of the time. Can you explain how you define nodes. Did you define a goal for each node? 300 sound like a lot of points.
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