2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 19, 2013 11:51 AM by Andrew Malm

    Import many heat powers for a part?

    Andrew Malm

      Can heat power thermal loads be imported in to SolidWorks Simulation?  I have many heat powers distributed over a number of smaller subsections of a part and at some point the clicking and entering is not productive to do "by hand".

       

      Thanks.

        • Re: Import many heat powers for a part?
          Richard Wehmeyer

          Try using Pressure vessel study to add all the studies together (assuming all studies were done on one part

            • Re: Import many heat powers for a part?
              Andrew Malm

              Thanks, Richard, for the prompt response, I will look into this. 

               

              I am looking at greater than 100 different heat loads distributed over the part which I would like to be imported from another program that determines the heat load distribution and then use this part with the many heat loads in an assembly that cools this in SolidWorks Simulation.  From what I have gathered so far, the pressure vessel study approach would be adding more than 100 thermal studies together and this would be challenging without automation also, especially if I wanted to repeat for various thermal changes.  Any other thoughts?  Thanks.