Screen shot of Le Mans car geometry inside STAR-CCM+ : regardless of the complexity of assemblies, when geometries are read into STAR-CCM+, the full assembly structure along with body and surface naming conventions are preserved without the need for time consuming re-organization.
3D-CAD, a powerful and fully parametric 3D feature-based modeler in STAR-CCM+, is designed around the needs of engineering analysis, bridging the gap between CAD and CAE. Shown here is a sports car geometry created with 3D-CAD modeler in STAR-CCM+.
Using the 3D-CAD modeler in STAR-CCM+, users have the ability to build geometries from scratch, or import and edit existing geometries. All parts for the motorcycle shown were created using the 3D-CAD modeler in STAR-CCM+.
STAR-CCM+’s CAD clients offer the chance to leverage advanced capabilities from within your familiar CAD and PLM environment. Using the Client-Server approach, a user can visualize results and underlying CAD geometry as the solver is executing on the cluster.
Unlock the full power of STAR-CCM+ from within the CAD and PLM environment
STAR-CCM+’s CAD clients offer the chance to leverage advanced capabilities from within your familiar CAD and PLM environment. With full associativity, boundary setup and both polyhedral and trimmed cell meshing, CAD clients allow analysis to be easily integrated into your engineering design and optimization process. For those wishing to grow the usage and sophistication of their simulation capability, STAR-CCM+ in combination with its CAD clients offer the ideal solution. The STAR-CCM+ CAD clients are currently available for CATIA V5, Autodesk Inventor, Creo Elements/Pro, PTC/Creo, and SIEMENS NX.
Unlock the power of your CAD Package from within STAR-CCM+
The CAD-Clients allow you to directly transfer not only geometric data from your CAD package but also design parameters. Users can change these parameters directly within STAR-CCM+, and under the hood STAR-CCM+ will reach back and change the geometry in your CAD Package, so you get all the power of your CAD system without needing to leave STAR-CCM+.
A flexible choice of import formats
Analysts may have little choice in how they receive their geometries and so STAR-CCM+ provides a complete choice of CAD and PLM import formats. Native, neutral and transmit formats may be used, for direct reading: CATIA V4 & V5, Creo Elements/Pro, PTC Creo, NX, Inventor as well as PLM XML, 3DXML, JT Open, IGES, STEP, STL, VDA-FS and Parasolid.
Organized data structure for assemblies
Regardless of the complexity of assemblies, when geometries are read into STAR-CCM+, the full assembly structure along with body and surface naming conventions are preserved without the need for time consuming re-organization. Mesh, physics and boundary settings remain associated with the original CAD and so parts and assemblies may be easily swapped in and out to perform what-if studies.