I have an assembly model that I have already meshed in a different software. When I open it in Mechanical APDL, each mesh element is recognised as a surface body, so I have 15000 surface bodies for what should be 1 body.
In Solidworks, I have tried converting each part as a solid using "Convert to Solid".
In ANSYS Design Modeller, the bodies come up correctly as one solid. Some parts were split up into solids and surfaces, but I used "Tools > Form New Part" to combine them. Nevertheless, in Mechanical APDL they are still recognised as surface bodies from the mesh elements.
How can I get ANSYS Mechanical APDL to recognise each part as one solid?
Thanks in advance.