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Create a mesh out of a CAD file for FEM?


Hi everyone,

I have a 3D design of a spiral like shape made in AutoCAD (format: .dwg, .dfx). I need to make a series of FEM calculations (for which I haven't yet determined the equations) on that model using Mathematica..

I understand how to apply the FEM methods/functions to a mesh and obtain the desired results. But how do I use the shape in the CAD file as a mesh? I've managed to import the file and visualize the shape, but can I turn it to a convenient mesh in Mathematica?

Thank you

POSTED BY: Daniel Vilhena
7 days ago

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