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Majd Wehbe

export from OOF2 to Abaqus

how do I import a mesh generated using OOF2 to Abaqus? I am trying to save the mesh as Abaqus file, but Abaqus is not able to read this file, any help?

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    Stephen Langer

    If you select 'abaqus' format when saving an OOF2 Skeleton or Mesh, then abaqus should be able to read the file.  What kind of error messages did you get from abaqus?  

    OOF2 won't write elements that don't have a Material, so if you haven't assigned a Material to the pixels, then the abaqus file may be incomplete.   There shouldn't be any other way of creating a bad abaqus file, unless abaqus has changed its file format. 

     -- Steve

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      Majd Wehbe

      Thank you Steve for your reply. Yea you are right I did not assign Material to the pixel so I think that is the problem. 

      I have more questions if you can please answer: the files that can be imported to Abaqus are "file.sat" ( for sketch and part), or "file.edf" (For assembly) or "file.cae" (for model); consequently when I save the mesh generated by OOF2 and I choose Abaqus format, how I should name the file so it can be imported to Abaqus?

      In addition, I am using OOF2 version 2.1 that is provided for online use where the option to assign properties to interface material is not available, so I have tried to assign a group pixel to grain boundaries, but that is making the skelton structure bad as the pixel region assigned to grain boundaries is very thin. any help to overcome this situation and be able to model grain boundaries without affecton the skelton structure quality?

      Thank you for your time and cooperation. 

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