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3D sketch to beams

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08-19-2013 12:53 PM

Is it possible to bring a 3D sketch from Inventor into Sim. Mechanical to use as the skeleton for a beam model?  I understand I can bring the vertices in as workpoints if needed but was hoping to skip this step since the connectivity is complex.


I tried launching the model with a 3D sketch only in it, and Simulation Mechanical told me there was no part in the file.


Thanks for any assistance.

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Re: 3D sketch to beams

08-19-2013 06:25 PM in reply to: nhahn

I do not know if it is possible. If it is, you would need to export the sketch to either AutoCAD .dwg or .dxf format. Those two formats can be imported.

John Holtz, PE
Mechanical Engineer
Pittsburgh, PA

Simulation Mechanical user since Dec 1997