can solidwork based designs be run on FLUENT for aerodynamics simulations?
i am doing a project on aerodynamics simulation for cars and i need a design. i found a lot here in the library but i cant seem to understand which of these formats are accepted by FLUENT? please help
You have two options for using SW files in ANSYS Fluent. Either export the files as a 'dumb' format such as IGES, or use the Solidworks Geometry Interface for ANSYS as Kir mentioned. Only the GI supports bidirectional communication, which in may not be necessary in your case.
Robert, if SW was installed after ANSYS, all you need to do is run the CAD Configuration Manager utility included in the ANSYS install. On Windows, it would be Start --> ANSYS 13.0 (or 12.1..) --> Utilities. A complete reinstall is not typically necessary.
Yes, you can. Ansys Workbench has SolidWorks integration feature. So when you install it, it creates a button in SolidWorks, when you press the button it automatically transfers your geometry into Workbench and then you can create required analysis tab and run Fluent.
You need to run Ansys installation again, click modify installation, and when it asks about SolidWorks interface point the SW installation path, then it will add the interface into your SW ass add-on (Pritty much the same as any other integrated add-on like PhotoView360 or CosmosWorks)