The capability of CFturbo2ICEM to add or remove components makes the tool very flexible. Single component projects, multiple components projects or multiple different projects with one or more components can be processed if desired.
The loaded components are not forced to belong to the same project, because all components are processed separately. For example, for parametric optimization projects, all parameterized geometries can be loaded and meshed sequentially using the Automatic run mode.
To add components to the session successfully, two files are essential for each component: *.tinXML and *.stp. These files are exported from CFturbo and have to be located into the same directory. The file *.tinXML is a special file with important information about the component designed in CFturbo. This file contains the information saved in the Export ICEM-CFD panel in CFturbo like mesh parameters, the component name or the geometry *.stp file. Please do not remove the *.stp file or change its name or location. If you do that, CFturbo2ICEM will not find the file during the component load process. An error message will be displayed in the info window. This error will generally occur if the *.stp file is missing.
To load a component, select the proper *.tinXML file exported from CFturbo.
Clicking onto the button "Add components" allows file selection. Multiple files selection is allowed. Components with similar names can be generally loaded. As mentioned, the only condition to do it is that the corresponding *.tinXML and *.stp files for these components are located in different paths. The components list contains the folder name where the component was loaded from and the component name, allowing you to identify the component.
Selecting a component from the components list
Once one or more components have been loaded, the buttons "Import" and "Parameters" will be enabled.
Buttons "Import" and "Parameters" enabled
The buttons to remove components will be enabled only if the components list is not empty: "Remove component", "Remove all components". To remove a single component, select it from the list and click onto . To remove all components click onto .
If a geometry and/or mesh exists for a component to be removed, a warning message will appear.
Close existing geometry and/or mesh