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. Thanks
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.
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?