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Running force analysis on a complex shape in Inventor 2013.

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04-17-2013 01:46 PM

Is it possible to run force analysis on my part in Inventor? I have used the force analysis before, but never for something so complex in shape. My  main issues are constraining the base of the part and applying forces. I tried thickening sections of the part in order to apply a force/constraint, but now Inventor won't recognize the thickened parts as connected to the main body. If anyone could help me with this, I would much appreciate it.

 

On a side note, it won't let me attach my file, which is 122 MB. Is it too large?

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04-17-2013 01:54 PM in reply to: bahorton

bahorton wrote:

I tried thickening sections of the part.....


 

Get rid of these features.
Post screen shot of the part.

 

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04-17-2013 01:58 PM in reply to: JDMather

Here is the part.

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04-17-2013 02:02 PM in reply to: bahorton

Use the Split tool (with appropiate 2D sketches) to split the faces for applying constraints and loads.

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04-17-2013 02:09 PM in reply to: JDMather

Actually, I just realized one reason why Inventor won't run force analysis (this "part" is really just a surface), and it could also explain my lack of any real faces. Is there a way I convert this surface to a solid in Inventor?

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04-17-2013 02:17 PM in reply to: bahorton
Stitch and / or Sculpt.

BTW, how did you even model that in Inventor?

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04-17-2013 02:19 PM in reply to: LT.Rusty
I didn't, that came to me as an STL file, and I used Mesh enabler to make it into a surface. That STL file was made with something akin to an MRI.
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04-17-2013 02:20 PM in reply to: bahorton

Thank Cthulhu. I thought I was going to have to bow down before you if you'd made it in Inventor. :smileyhappy:


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