Loading a geometry for a selected component explicitly is possible using the interactive run mode only. The button will be enabled only if the components list is not empty.
Follow the next steps to load a geometry:
2.Select a component from the component list
3.Change import settings if desired using the "Input settings" dialog
4.Click on the button "Import"
If a geometry and/or mesh exists, you will be asked for canceling the process if you want to save it first.
Close existing geometry and/or mesh
The diagram shows the internal processes of CFturbo2ICEM:
Geometry generation process
After loading the *.stp file the necessary families for the meshing process will be created and finally thincuts and mesh parameters will be set. Internally the process is more complex. The info window will display some information about the progress.
1.Load the STEP-File using the selected reader
2.Set proper family names
3.Set triangulation tolerance to the value set in CFturbo
4.Scale geometry using selected import units
5.Perform build topology
6.Identify curves and give them proper names (only
7.Remove internal curves and points
8.Create material points
9.Set mesh parameters and thincuts
10.Save geometry (*.tin file)
Once the geometry is loaded, the button "Generate" will be enabled allowing to start the mesh generation process.
In some situations it could be necessary to re-mesh components whose files were already exported from CFturbo or components which were meshed in previous work sessions already. A *.tin file already exists for these components and can be used. Loading the original *.stp is possible as well, but could consume time unnecessary.
If you press "Import" and a *.tin file already exists for the selected component, you can choose to either open the existing *.tin file or re-load the original *.stp file.
Warning: open existing *.tin file
Warning: If you make modifications in CFturbo for a component and export the *.tinXML and *.stp files again, opening the existing *.tin file will open the outdated geometry. In such a case, the updated *.stp file has to be re-loaded in order to generate and save a new *.tin file.