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Registered: ‎11-24-2013

Cannot import any file to CFD '14

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11-24-2013 02:08 PM



i'm just starting to use CFD simulation but cannot proceed furher than setting up the new study. I have made a simple assembly of heatsink and heat-generating component in inventor 2014 and save it in couple of different formats such as .stp, .dwg, .x_t and .iam, of course. When i'm trying to create the new study, the error pops up saying that geometry cannot be imported and that i should go and check my model. 


So i do not know what to do guys. And there is no sim cfd option under the Simulation tab on my Inventor'14. I have applied sp2 for CFD. And by the way, i'm using that new **** as Windows 8.1. Thanks1.jpg

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Registered: ‎07-19-2013

Re: Cannot import any file to CFD '14

11-26-2013 08:24 AM in reply to: stas87

Step files (.stp) are not a valid import format for Autodesk CFD. Aside: this is somewhat of a glaring omission as it is the universal CAD data exchange format.

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Re: Cannot import any file to CFD '14

12-09-2013 03:36 AM in reply to: RobTipples

There is a simpler way - just go to New within CFD and open the iam from Inventor, no need to save out another CAD format.

Check it with a simple cube too - perhaps the issue really is with the geometry?


Kind regards,


Jon Wilde
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