Importing Geometry and Materials (CAE file) from ABAQUS into ANSYS

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Wasif posted this 08 January 2020

I have already a model made on ABAQUS with materials also assigned. I also have the full licensed version. I will do the meshing and simulation on ANSYS but I need to transfer the geometry and materials first to ANSYS. Is it possible to do it?

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peteroznewman posted this 08 January 2020

Drag an External Model component from the toolbox and drop that in Workbench project schematic. Double click on Setup and you can point to an ABAQUS file (.inp or .dat). Then drag out a Static Structural analysis onto the project schematic. Finally drag and drop the External model onto Engineering Data cell and Model cell of Static Structural to import the data. Use the ANSYS Help system to find out more information.

Wasif posted this 08 January 2020

It does import the model however, It is not 100 percent accurate. There are also no material properties to add in the engineering data option.

peteroznewman posted this 09 January 2020

My image shows two links from Setup. One of them goes to Engineering Data. Your image shows one link and nothing going to Engineering Data.  Drag and drop the Setup cell of the External Model onto the Engineering Data cell.

Wasif posted this 09 January 2020

Yes, I tried to do that but it does not give me that option. It only allows me to drag it to the model.

peteroznewman posted this 09 January 2020

The links can be created first. Do the drag and drop before you edit the Setup cell.

Wasif posted this 09 January 2020

Even before editing the setup cell, it only allows me to establish link with the model and not with the engineering data.

peteroznewman posted this 09 January 2020

What version of ANSYS are you using?  My working example is from 2019 R3

Wasif posted this 09 January 2020

R16 2014.

peteroznewman posted this 09 January 2020

New version, new features. You will have to move the materials over manually.

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