FEA and CFD analysts typically spend a lot of time simplifying CAD geometry into a state that is “meshable” in their pre-processors. Depending on how the model was originally built in CAD, and the analyst’s level of CAD expertise, this can be the most frustrating and time (man-hour) consuming part of the simulation process.
As we travel around introducing people to the CAD simplification & healing tools in SpaceClaim, one of the techniques our Application Engineers demonstrate always makes my jaw drop. Check out this quick video tip from Roman Walsh on removing problematic rounds in SpaceClaim. This technique works on models opened or imported from any CAD platform or format in SpaceClaim.