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Under Basic the basic export interfaces are grouped which are available independently of the component type.

Export preconditions

Export availability is independent of the design progress.

[ I = Impeller     S = Stator     V = Volute     MC = Multi-Component export supported ]

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Description

Component type

Design report

*.html, *.rtf,    *.csv, *.txt

design report

I

S

V

MC

Design information as text file;
Summary of most important design parameters

see Report





Performance data

*.cft-pp

XML file

The project is always exported in its entirety

File contains results of Performance prediction. Two curves are exported: Δp versus ṁ and ηSt versus ṁ. Units are those in accordance to preferences.

General geometry

*.geo-txt
*.geo-xml

plain text file  or
XML file

I

S

V

MC

File contains detailed geometry data of the design for any further processing.

Impeller/stator:

Meridional section:
z, r of hub, shroud, leading edge

Blade mean lines, Blade profiles:
x, y, z: cartesian coordinates
r: radius
t: angle
T:  tangential length
m: meridional radius based length
m/mTE: meridional radius based length (0..1)
M: meridional absolute length
M/MTE: meridional absolute length (0..1)
β: blade angle
s: blade thickness
L: 3D length
la: lean angle

Volute:

Spiral cross sections, Diffuser cross sections:
x, y, z (cartesian coordinates)

Contour lines in circumferential direction:
x, y (cartesian coordinates)





CFturbo exchange

*.cft-geo

XML file

I

S

V

MC

File contains geometry data that can be re-imported in CFturbo (component data exchange format)

see Add component

 

 

 

 

IGES

*.igs

neutral format
(Initial Graphics Exchange Specification)

Exported geometry is selected via model state

File contains designed geometry as surface model.

STEP

*.stp

neutral format
(Standard for the Exchange of Product model data)

File contains designed geometry as volume model.

Solid vs. Solid faces:
They are handled differently by various target systems. In case of import problems, it is advisable to try the other variant as well.

Specifics:

For SOLIDWORKS, try with and without STEP import option: "B-REP mapping".

STL

*.stl

neutral format
(Standard Triangulation Language)

File contains designed geometry as triangulated surface model.

Parasolid

*.x_b, *.x_t

neutral format
 

File contains designed geometry as volume model.

Available as binary (*.x_b) or ASCII file format (*.x_t).

BREP

*.brep

native format of Open CASCADE based applications
(Boundary Representation)

File contains designed geometry as volume model.

DXF

*.dxf

neutral format
(Drawing Interchange File Format)

I

S

V

MC

File contains designed geometry of the selected component as 3D polylines.





Tetrahedral volume mesh

*.msh, *.vol, polyMesh

available file formats:
Fluent, Netgen, OpenFOAM, Abaqus

I

S

V

MC

File or folder contains designed geometry as tetrahedral volume mesh for simulation.