My goal is to run static analysis on the original STL part file but somewhy Abaqus requires to define sections?
for assign a section for a model you first should go in "property" Module Then as shown in my attached picture you should select "assign a section" and then "click on you model" and "set a region" under model appear(above status bar appear) then Ok.
Gert do you want to do Topology Optimization ? Do you need a Complete Tutorial ?
i know what is your problem: for any work in abaqus you must add your model in "Assembly Module" for next steps that abaqus need this.Go to Assembly Module and then Select first icon"Create instance" to add your model from part .
;) Good job Buddy.
Thank you for your answer. What i am really struggling with is that i can not properly select the model. I am familiar with overall topology optimization procedure, because i have done it once before with beam(check my projects). I just do not know how to properly select the GE model for section assignment.
Unfortunately it did not solve the problem, because i had already done that ("create instance"). It is just that selecting part for GE and beam are completely different. After selecting the part it does not let me choose my Section.
It seems it has something to do with orphan mesh. Like Abaqus does not recognize its features properly.
Okay. Thank you. Could you do it then with imported GE STL file? Because i do not have problems with simple parts made in Abaqus.
next day i will make a complete tutorial of Topology Optimization , i think it will solve your problem. Good luck
It turns out that it is quite impossible to do something with imported STL. So just do not use STL import plug-in. Convert it something more suitable (look under File- import what formats abaqus can open).
Did You Mesh your part after importing ?
for any analysing you should do step by step it means that you should first import your model by part (step. igs. or etc ...) then in assembly add it then make mesh for it then setup load conditions and BC .... then setup your analysis Type o .... did you read any tutorial book ? :)
you can import STL files here :
Plug-ins > Tools > STL Import
you can see in attached pic ;)