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CMS circa Ansys 2019 R3

CMS circa 2019R3 Roughly a year ago, I wrote about how you could reuse CMS elements using APDL snippets within Ansys Mechanical. The new feature of Condensed Geometry in recent releases unfortunately does not completely solve the problem; but does get you half way there. To recap, the goal here is to have a part (A) that is complicated/ huge  but now condensed into a teeny-tiny Super-Element. Changes can be quickly made to other parts (B). When combined together (C/D), the model as a whole is smaller and faster to solve since A is reused. This blog post is an update to the earlier post that uses the same technique but takes advantage of two new tools:  Condensed Geometry & Mesh Numbering . To get started, download the Ansys 2019R3 archived file to follow along. Archived File with RST ( 177.0MB )    Link  or Archived File without RST ( 1.5MB )   Link The rough procedure: Create and mesh both Analysis A for CMS part and Analysis B for other parts.  Note down maximum