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Visualize Complex Fluid Passageways?

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Visualize Complex Fluid Passageways?

Any suggestions on following series of complex fluid passageways through a part? Wanting to follow the "goes-in-to"s to the "goes-out-of"s.

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Visualize Complex Fluid Passageways?

How about copy/paste a surface using the boundary limits...

Steps would be sort of: select surface in passageway, hit control C
(copy), then control V (paste), references, details, add, select anchor,
toggle seed and boundary surface button, and then select your boundary
surfaces...

You can then COLOR that surface, or turn it on or off... wheee!!!!

Thanks...

Paul Korenkiewicz
FEV, Inc.
4554 Glenmeade
Auburn Hills, MI., 48326

RE: Visualize Complex Fluid Passageways?

Could mold flow analysis do this? Just a thought.


---more clarity---


copy surfaces that define fluid passageways into a "dumb" part. treat the passage ways as a part and analyze with mold flow....


not sure if that would do the trick or not...??


Visualize Complex Fluid Passageways?

Not sure if you always use this technique, but you know you can simply select the SEED surfce, CTRL-C, CTRL-V and the CTRL-SHIFT-select the boundaries, right?

Don't HAVE to go to DETAILS,etc.


That said, I would use one of 2 methods: the seed+bound or any other surface-copy method is definitely one.

Another might be to create a solid that encompasses the passages and then CUTOUT the original part. You should be left with the passageways as a 3D part of it's own. Keep the CUTOUT referencing the original and all will update if/when needed.

HIH

Rui



On 23.06.

RE: Visualize Complex Fluid Passageways?

What I do is assemble the part into a fake assembly>


Insert a part called fluid into the fake assembly>


Edit> Component Operations> Cut Out


If you select fluid as the cutout part and the passage part as the reference, you can then open the fluid part for visualization.


This is also an extremely good way to then have a fluid part to insert into CFD without any model prep.

In Reply to Andrew Kelly:



Any suggestions on following series of complex fluid passageways through a part? Wanting to follow the "goes-in-to"s to the "goes-out-of"s.






Visualize Complex Fluid Passageways?

Hi Andrew,
I like the comments and methods from other posters but there is one more
thing that I use (came from a firm we deal with).

This is for plastic molds and looking at the drilled waterways. You make a
*surface* of the block transparent; this allows you to see inside the solid
and any drillings show up as coloured surfaces. If you don't already have a
transparent colour you need to make this first. This is not the same as
making the whole block transparent.

I figure you can use the surface boundary selection method as already
mentioned with this transparent surface method.

Hope this helps


Regards, Brent Drysdale
Senior Mechanical Designer
Tait Radio Communications
New Zealand
DDI +64 3 358 1093
www.taitradio.com


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