I am working on assembling a model of the spine, ribcage, and pelvis in ANSYS 18.0. I first imported just the spine mesh using the FE modeler system in workbench , and then connected this to a static structural system. Within mechanical, I created named selections from nodes to select measurement points on each bone. I also created vertex based local coordinate systems on different sections of bone.
After the selections and coordinate systems were defined, I next added another input mesh (both of these are .inp files) of a pelvis, but when this was completed and I reopened the mechanical interface, the scoping of these named selections (node based) and local coordinate systems (vertex based) were both lost.
Is there a way to retain the scoping of these selections while still adding or modifying input meshes? I am able to keep all input node numbers consistent within each .inp file.
I also was trying to follow along with this page:
but was unable to use mesh numbering to retain my named selections/coordinate systems.
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated, and I'd be happy to help with more information if need be.