# import 3D model from Matlab version 7.1.0.183 (R14) Service Pack 3 to abaqus 6.7 EFI

Hi,

I read up the importing details for abaqus. I cant find any information regarding whether 3D model from Matlab is able to import into abaqus. I have the mathematical equation for the model. I need the 3D surface. Is it possible to import? Please advise. Thanks.

You should be able to import any external material model into ABAQUS if you convert the model geometry into the required format.

As I mentioned in another post, you will need to define the coordinates of all nodes, and then you will need to create all elements. I suggest that you read the users manuals for how to use the *Node and *Element commands.

- Jorgen

Hi thanks for the advice.

Import a mesh to abaqus (urgently)

Dear all,

I need HELP !!!

Im new in Abaqus and Id like to import the

mesh(coastline)to abaqus that I generated in matlab. But

abaqus recognize just sat ,igs-stp-dxf format .In matlab

there isnt function that would export to this type of formats.

Thanks ,)

Paulis

I do not know of any function of Toolbox that enables Matlab to directly export in to Abaqus. You can, however, without too much effort save your mesh information (nodal coordinates and connectivity) in to an Abaqus inp-file that can be read by Abaqus/CAE.

- Jorgen

thanks and help again

Dear Jorgen

Thank you !!! you told about an inp . file.......:oops: do i have to save the m. file as inp file? can you give me an example for an inp file?

thanks again!!

Paulis

Your m-file has to stay an m-file. The m-file can write the inp-file using fopen, fprintf, and fclose commands. You should read the abaqus manuals about the required format for the inp-file.

-Jorgen

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