I'm having hard times importing a IGES file in to ANSYS6.1. The IGES file consists of an assembly that I have made under SolidWorks (SW), when I saved the IGES file I check the box "save all the components of an assembly in one file" and select a coordinate sytem that was created in the assembly file. The problem is that when I import the file into ANSYS (faceted options) the parts instead of being assembled are spread out. Apparently the parts are placed in respect with their own coordinate system instead of being in respect with the new coordinate sytem that was created in the assembly. Is there something that I forgot to do....? The only import options that I have under ANSYS is the IGES format.
Also is there free application that prepares the IGES file to be read into ANSYS with the Smooth options instead of faceted? The difference between the two ways of importing is that the smooth option keeps the structure of the surfaces and the faceted option approximates the surfaces with a faceted quilt. Everytime that I try to read the IGES file with the smooth option there is always half of the surfaces that are missing. The reasons why I want to import with the smooth option is because of the mesh (elements).
By the way the assembly is the upper part of the femur with a metallic implant inserted into the bone. So the surfaces are quite complex. If you can be of any help, let me know.