following is the text from sdrc ideas tutorial
"I-DEAS uses a solid representation of part geometry.Because it's a complete representation, solid geometry supports any type of design and analysis application that requires geometry information. For example, it gives finite element simulation "
Now my question is , suppose I supply a similar representation of a particular solid in pure wireframe format( say using autocad),can I do FEM analysis on it.
My friens who is working on Hypermesh told me that hypermesh has very limited modeling capabilities but whenever need arises he can create a wireframe model of a solid and does fem analysis on it. He also told me that many times the CAD models are not complete and has some incomplete features.So they repair it in hypermesh using line,spline commands and then it is used for FEM.
He said to me that geometry is required only for reference and meshing is a totally different issue.
what is correct? I am totally confused. (as usual :).
regards, Yogesh Joshi