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O.Maille
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3D FE analysis of bespoke steel connection

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09-10-2012 10:53 AM

I need to design a bolted flange to flange connection for a railway beam.

I can model the beams and bolts in Acad, 3ds max, blender etc....

I have the infrastructural and building design suites.

 

Can I import 3D solids into robot?

if not I can created surfaces and mesh solids...what is the best way?

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Re: 3D FE analysis of bespoke steel connection

09-11-2012 03:33 AM in reply to: O.Maille

I can model the beams and bolts in Acad, 3ds max, blender etc....

 

Yes , as Solids. IN case of your file just convert surfaces to solids.

 

Can I import 3D solids into robot?

 

Yes, this way:

- save solids from ACAD,..., as ACIS solids -> *.sat file

- start Robot with Volumetric structure type

- enable ACIS (see below)

- set proper unit (in case of this file mm)

- open sat file

 

aciss.jpg

 

if not I can created surfaces and mesh solids...what is the best way?

Two other approaches:

1. Model it from scratch in Robot as solids

2. Simplify model (as shell) creating each beam from 3 panels (web + 2 flanges), bolts as ordinary bars

 



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TraitCarré
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Re: 3D FE analysis of bespoke steel connection

03-01-2013 03:24 AM in reply to: Rafal.Gaweda

Hi,

 

I'm trying to import a .sat file (see below), doesn't work, the Solid Modeler options are not available.

 

thanks

 

sat file : https://dl.dropbox.com/u/79282449/passerelle.zip

 

Benoît

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Re: 3D FE analysis of bespoke steel connection

03-01-2013 04:46 AM in reply to: TraitCarré


TraitCarré wrote:

Hi,

 

I'm trying to import a .sat file (see below), doesn't work, the Solid Modeler options are not available.

 

I am unable to open this file neither in Robot nor in Revit  nor in ACAD.

 

acadsat.jpg

 



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TraitCarré
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Re: 3D FE analysis of bespoke steel connection

03-03-2013 08:44 PM in reply to: Rafal.Gaweda

the .sat file was created under Cadwork.

Please have a look on the pdf, maybe I have to choose another ACIS version (21.0, 20.2, ...)?

 

thanks

 

Benoît

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Rafal.Gaweda
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Re: 3D FE analysis of bespoke steel connection

03-03-2013 11:47 PM in reply to: TraitCarré

It is not possible to select ACIS version in ACAD, RST, Robot.

Try to save sat file in ACIS 13 or 14 or....  format them try to open in our soft.



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