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kaiwei
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Registered: ‎11-04-2012
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Error : Solidworks Part (.sldprt) to Sim CFD

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09-18-2013 07:24 PM

Hi,

 

There is an error message when I save a Solidworks Assembly as a Solidworks Part and I launch the Part in Sim CFD. The model is able to open but I see an error message.

 

"The 2D model is either non-planar or it is not on the Z=0 Plane. Modify the CAD geometry to ensure that the 2D geometry is planar and that its Z coordinate is 0." 

 

It is able to open the Solidworks Assembly with no error messages.

 

Normal Solidworks Parts do not have this error message.

 

May I ask why this is so?

 

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wildej
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Re: Error : Solidworks Part (.sldprt) to Sim CFD

09-19-2013 02:00 AM in reply to: kaiwei

Hi Kaiwei,

 

Is the 2D part on the x-y plane? Also, if you are using the axisymmetric function in CFD, it must also lie on either the x or y axis as you will use this as the axis of rotation.

Personally I always ensure the model begins on one of both of these axes anyway.

 

Kind regards,

Jon



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apolo.vanderberg
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Re: Error : Solidworks Part (.sldprt) to Sim CFD

09-19-2013 07:55 AM in reply to: wildej

i agree with Jon here. Your assembly may have the part mated to the XY plane (i.e Z=0 offset), whereas when you saved the part it may be either offset from the XY plane by some distance (i.e. Z > 0) or it is planar to some other coordinate plane YZ, XZ.

 

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kaiwei
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Re: Error : Solidworks Part (.sldprt) to Sim CFD

09-19-2013 06:39 PM in reply to: apolo.vanderberg

Thank you for the answer, Apolo and Jon.

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