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How To Open STP, IGES Files In ANSYS®(Illustrated Expression)

Actually, you do not need to configure CAD’s to ANSYS® to open different CAD geometries in ANSYS®. You could save as STP or IGES file your CAD geometry in CAD software, then you could export directly to ANSYS® to use in analysis in ANSYS®. So we will show you how the IGES and STP files are imported inside ANSYS® to use as analysis geometry. You could import your CAD geometry in STP or IGES format into ANSYS® by following the steps below.


How The STEP and IGES Files Are Opened In ANSYS®?

Click on Browse in ANSYS® Workbench.

For example, you opened an analysis in the ANSYS® Workbench project schematic. Right-click on the Geometry section of your analysis in the project schematic, then hover your mouse on Import Geometry on the pop-up menu that opened and click on Browse… as shown with the red box above to open STEP and IGES files in ANSYS®.

Choose your IGES or STP geometry.

After clicking on Browse…, find your STEP or IGES file on your computer on the screen. Also, you could open other types of file extensions. Click your STEP or IGES file as in the red box above, then click Open(Aç means Open in Turkish) as shown by the red arrow to open STEP and IGES files in ANSYS®.

Everything is OK.

Your STEP or IGES file is opened in ANSYS®. The green tick as shown by the red arrow means your STEP or IGES file is opened in ANSYS®.


Do not forget to leave your comments and questions below about opening STP and IGES files in ANSYS® Workbench.

NOTE: All the screenshots and images are used for educational and informative purposes. Images used courtesy of ANSYS, Inc.

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