Exporting hull from Siemens NX into Maxsurf

Discussion in 'Software' started by dale.frahm, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. dale.frahm
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    dale.frahm Junior Member

    Hi all ,

    I have a hull modeled in Siemens NX, but now need to get it into Maxsurf for loading calculations.

    Would there be anyone who has successfully done this?

    My IGES & DXF exports don't work, Maxsurf crashes.

    Are there any work-arounds that have been discovered?

    Help would be greatly appreciated!
     
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  3. dale.frahm
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    dale.frahm Junior Member

    Unfortunately I'm working with copyright data , so I can't upload or share the hull file.

    I've tried exporting it out of Solidworks, using the IGES-Nurbs setting, but still it comes into Maxsurf as a distorted mess.

    My next attempt is going to be a CAD converter as I believe that Maxsurf likes clean Rhino .3dm files.
     

  4. WaltersEngineering
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    Hi, I have had some success importing files from Rhino into Maxsurf as .3dm or .IGES

    It is worth exporting the files with as lower surface definition as possible, Maxsurf often has trouble computing large surface files.
     
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