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Problem with thickness information when importing DXF files into HFSS

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elektr0

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Hallo,

everytime i import DXF files (from sonnet Em) into HFSS, the thickness information is lost.


Could somebody pls help.

greets elektr0
 

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dxf hfss

I remember HFSS only can handle the 2D DXF geometry. But you can use "sweep->along vector" to grow the surface into 3D object.
 

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hfss dxf

I do not know which version of HFSS you are using, but try importing IGES or SAT file format. They are industry standard formats. Try some converters.

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sweepalongvector

From my experience with DXF import, the HFSS automatically did "sweep->along vector" and made from a 2D DXF surface into 3D object. Fortunatelly, one can manually delete sweep along vector and 2D surface is again obtained...
 

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import hfss

ok thank you, i will try to convert to sat.

Does anybody know what to do if HFSS crashes down and the file is locked.
I dont want to loose my last corrections....
 

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hfss dxf import

Hi,

Sonnet can export GDSII files and you can make layer map file so that thicknes is recovered automatically. I never did this myself but a lot of my colleagues do it quite frequently. Think there is a buit-in macro for this operation, or it should be available from Ansoft.

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import .dxf to hfss

hi, elektr0. For the crash problem, you can just delete the autosave file in the HFSS folder, and then the HFSS project will be unlocked.
 

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hfss import dxf thickness

Hallo and thanks,

just deleting the lock file does also delete the last project status.
But may be thats it.

greets elektr0
 

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