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Ordering of parts in Simulation

Question asked by Dario Da Silva on Apr 24, 2013
Latest reply on May 17, 2013 by Jared Conway

Hello all


Bit of a stange question that's causing a lot of frustration


I need to export a surface mesh made up of separate layers to GeoStar (see attached picture) (NB: not just split lines because each layer needs to be assigned a different property)


I created a solid body, which I then split along an extruded surface to create layers within the solid. The face of this split solid is then offset to create a surface which enables shell meshing. This creates the required layers in surface form. However, when the Simulation workspace is running, the surfaces are not presented in the correct order. When exported to GeoStar, there is no consitency with the Solidworks model in terms of part ordering.  Furthermore, if I place the parts into a folder to reorder them, the GeoStar export file still does not retain this same order.


Does anybody know why this occurs, or have any suggestions to remedy the problem?