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ANSYS Workbench Extension "CFturbo Meshing"


The additional ANSYS Workbench Extension is primarily used to create names for geometry parts (Named Selections) in SpaceClaim, which enables comfortable further processing in Meshing, Pre- and Post-Processing.

The normal ANSYS Meshing is used for meshing. The "CFturbo Meshing" is a specific extension of the component system "Mesh" to guarantee a seamless integration of CFturbo.

How to use it


1. Installation

Download and Installation is similar to the CFturbo Workbench Extension.

As a result, a second subsystem is available in the toolbox of the Workbench next to CFturbo: CFturbo Meshing.

2. Check settings for Named Selections in the Workbench

  • In the Tools menu, select Options.
  • Click on Geometry Import in the bottom left corner of the dialog and scroll down to the Basic Options area on the right.
  • Check that the Named Selections option is selected and Filtering Prefix is set to NS.

3. Set up workflow

  • Add CFturbo system to Project Schematic
  • Open CFturbo via the Setup container of the CFturbo system
    - select or create a CFturbo project
    - configure SpaceClaim export for the desired components
  • Add Geometry system to Project Schematic
  • Connect the SpaceClaim export container of the CFturbo system to the Geometry system
  • Add CFturbo-Meshing system to Project Schematic 
  • Connect the Geometry system to the CFturbo-Meshing system

4. Update workflow

  • Within the CFturbo-Meshing system right click on the container ANSYS Meshing and select the menu item Update upstream components.
  • CFturbo then generates the exports and assigns the Named Selections.

5. Extend workflow

  • The meshing tool can be started by double-clicking on ANSYS Meshing. A Named Selections node is available in the project tree on the left, which allows the selection of predefined geometry parts, e.g. for local mesh refinements.
  • After the meshing has been completed, a CFX system can be added to the Project Schematic and a connection can be created from the ANSYS Meshing container. 
  • CFX-Pre can be started by double-clicking on the Setup container. The predefined names are also available here and can easily be used to define boundary conditions. Post-processing can also be simplified considerably by using named selections in expressions.