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Importing model from Onshape


Thanks for the intro!

I have problem importing a model from Onshape. How can we solve it?

It is a public model named “connecting rod”. It just imports two of three parts in the assembly, I have also tried to import only the missing one, no luck.

thanks in advance.


Hi @anorrback - I’ve had a look. It seems the issue was with the helical sweeping operation on Part 2. I’ve suppressed this and now the importing works. (I also removed the TA etching, but checked and I don’t think that this was causing any problems)

You can see the project on SimScale here:

And the Onshape modifications here:

Why this helical sweep is creating problems - I am not sure at the moment? I will take a deeper look into this.