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ANSYS Tutorial: Extract Model

Since the release of Workbench 2 it is quite common to setup all related simulations inside one single project. This is a good practice as we can manage all simulation files in an organized way. However, if we want to extract one model from the project it can be tedious: we have to save the project as another one and delete all other models one by one. Or, imagine a situation where we want to duplicate a coupled analysis. This can be rather annoying because the duplicate function works only for a single model. Fortunately ANSYS has provided solution for these challenges, although it is not so straight forward. This article presents the details on how to do so.

Assume we have a project, in which there are five models. We intend to extract the coupled analysis CDE till another project.

First start Mechanical window for CDE and go to File à Export:

And then export it as a mechdat file:

In the third step open a new empty project to import the mechdat file:

The completed coupled analysis is imported:

If we import the mechdat file in the same project, we duplicate the coupled analysis:

In most of case, it works excellent to extract complete information of a model. However, occasionally geometry information is lost during the transfer. An example of such is shown in the following figure. We duplicate the analysis AB to CD but geometry of CD is lost:

If it happens, we have to manually re-connect the geometry file. First locate the agdb file which is connected to the original model:

Thereafter import the agdb file into the project:

Finally connect it to the corresponding analysis:

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