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Problems with importing Solidworks Parts to COMSOL

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Hello All, I am trying to import a 3-D sketch part into COMSOL v. 5.2a but COMSOL says that the file is not compatible. My only option is to import as a mesh file. So, if anyone else has had this problem, could you please help me with either the correct format to import geometry (I have tried just about every Solidworks extension) OR how to "solidify" an imported mesh file into COMSOL. Please and Thank you.


1 Reply Last Post Sep 17, 2018, 2:55 PM EDT
Jeff Hiller COMSOL Employee

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Posted: 1 year ago Sep 17, 2018, 2:55 PM EDT
Updated: 1 year ago Sep 17, 2018, 2:56 PM EDT

Hello Tiara,

COMSOL can import many formats that SolidWorks can produce, but you need to make sure your license includes one of the CAD import-related products, i.e. the CAD Import Module, the Design Module, or one of the LiveLink for CAD products. See https://www.comsol.com/products/specifications/cad/ for more detail. Importing a mesh is a poor alternative for many reasons.

Best,

Jeff

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Jeff Hiller
Hello Tiara, COMSOL can import many formats that SolidWorks can produce, but you need to make sure your license includes one of the CAD import-related products, i.e. the CAD Import Module, the Design Module, or one of the LiveLink for CAD products. See https://www.comsol.com/products/specifications/cad/ for more detail. Importing a mesh is a poor alternative for many reasons. Best, Jeff

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