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How Can I Upload an Assembly to SimScale?

The aim of this article is to show how you can upload your CAD assembly into the SimScale Workbench.

Best Practices

The figure below is a pressure tool that has been created as an assembly and will be an example on how we can successfully upload assemblies to SimScale.

assembly of pressure tool that consists of four parts
Figure 1: Assembly of pressure tool in SolidWorks

Firstly, to successfully upload the pressure tool, create a folder that has the assembly file (*.sldasm or *.iam) and the parts that make up that assembly. For example, the figure below shows the assembly file of the pressure tool and the parts that make up the pressure tool.

folder structure for uploading assembly into simscale
Figure 2: Assembly folder that has the assembly file and the parts making up the assembly

Keep in mind!

If sub-assemblies exist, the parent assembly file should be the first file alphabetically because this will determine the import scope.

Next, you will need to create a .zip file of this folder. This .zip file is what will be uploaded into SimScale. The process of uploading the .zip file is similar to uploading a single CAD file. The only difference is that you will need to select the corresponding assembly file format.

steps on how to upload assembly to simscale
Figure 3: Uploading assembly into SimScale with the corresponding file format selected

After the import has finished, the model is ready to use for a simulation.

view of assembly after successful upload in simscale
Figure 4: Successful assembly upload operation in SimScale

Note

If none of the above suggestions solved your problem, then please post the issue on our forum or contact us.

Last updated: October 9th, 2020

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