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Time: 02 January 2008 - 10:08 (Europe/Berlin)


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Name: outcell
Time: 22 January 2008 - 23:27 (Europe/Berlin)


How do i add a model? Or which program can i use to create model in order to be solved by range? Thanks

Time: 26 January 2008 - 11:36 (Europe/Berlin)

Re: Models

Generally you can use any CAD program that is able to export into following file formats:
  1. STL - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/STL_(file_format)
  2. DXF AutoCAD - Must support 3DFACE element
I personally use open source program called Wings 3d - http://www.wings3d.com.
Wings 3d provides export to STL file format.
If you will find another one please let me know.

User: Tom Lehnhaeuser
Time: 14 January 2010 - 19:48 (Europe/Berlin)

ER; Face Selection on direct on model

Hello I would like to submit the following as and enhancement request. Currently, at least to my knowledge theres no way to select the faces directly on the model to apply loads, etc... I have to rely on the list and knowing which face is the one I really want appears to be time consuming. Unless there is an easier way to do this, I welcome any feedback. Thanks Tom

Time: 15 January 2010 - 14:30 (Europe/Berlin)

RE: ER; Face Selection on direct on model

Dear Tom,

Thank you for your post.

Yes you are correct. There is currently no other way.
I think such change as you have suggested would be useful and welcomed by many users so I have added it to my list of future improvements.
Currently I am preparing version 2.1.0 so there is not time to implement it but it will be included in one of the following minor releases (few weeks after the release of 2.1.0).

Cheers, Tomas

Time: 26 January 2010 - 12:39 (Europe/Berlin)

RE: RE: ER; Face Selection on direct on model

Dear Tom,

Feature you suggested is now implemented in the software. Please download the latest version to try it.


User: Richard Aston
Time: 26 March 2010 - 9:43 (UTC)

Multi-body problems

I'm trying to get my head round Range to see if it is likely to be of use in solving the kind of simple thermal problems I come across in electronics. If I have more than one body in the model, the mesh generator gives unspecified errors. I don't know if this is simply because it is an unlicensed version that has reached the node limit or if there is some error in the problem set-up. If I use Gmsh instead, it loads and solves, but gives no thermal connection between the bodies. I can't find a way of getting round this. I want dissimilar materials so it seems that multi-body problems are the only way of doing this. Does anyone know where I'm going wrong?

Time: 31 March 2010 - 8:51 (UTC)

RE: Multi-body problems

I have exchanged several emails with Richard regarding his problem. The cause was that there were self-intersecting triangles in his surface mesh and therefore mesh generator was not able to generate a 3D mesh. Running function from Element menu: "Geometry->Edit Faces->Break Intersected Triangles" solved the problem.

User: Tom Lehnhaeuser
Time: 01 May 2013 - 13:39 (UTC)

Material Database Sharing

Is there a way to share a Material database from Range so users can share? If so, I welcome anyone that is willing to share a Plastics database, primarily for ABS injection molded type material. Thanks Tom

User: Jason
Time: 11 August 2014 - 14:20 (UTC)


How do you apply a Torque to a shaft I have created teh Body. Need to fix one end and add torque to the other end. 120mm shaft x 500mm long - 2700Nm

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