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In this step, we collect the volumes into a CAD Entity Group. In a later step, we will associate this group with a Autodesk® Simulation CFD material.
CAD Entity Groups effectively allow us to assign settings directly to the CAD model.
Open the manifold assembly in your CAD system from the appropriate folder.
In Windows® 7, the geometry files are located in:
Program Data\Autodesk\Simulation CFD 2013\Examples\CAD\automation-study.
Program Data\Autodesk\Simulation CFD 360 2013\Examples\CAD\automation-study.
If you do not see the Program Data folder...
The Program Data folder is not accessible by default. To access it in Windows® 7:
- Open a file browser window (Start menu > Computer).
- From the top left corner, click Organize > Folder and search options.
- Click the View tab.
- Select the Show hidden files, folder, and drives option.
- Click Ok.
If you have any questions, please check with your system administrator.
In Windows® XP, the geometry files are located in:
Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\Simulation CFD 2013\Examples\CAD\automation-study.
Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Autodesk\Simulation CFD 2013 360\Examples\CAD\automation-study.
Click the CAD Entity Groups icon from the Autodesk Simulation CFD panel:
- Autodesk® Inventor:
Click Create group.
Select Volumes. Enter "Air" for the group name.
SolidWorks Only: From the Selection Filter toolbar, select the Filter Solid Bodies icon. (If the Selection Filter toolbar is not visible, type F5.)
Click the air group, and select the five parts in the model.
NoteWe placed all the parts into the same group because they all have the same material. If one or more parts were to be assigned a different material, they should be added to a different group.
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