Today I tested the CFDFoam-wb the first time and I really liked playing with it. I saw new, enhanced dialogs for selecting boundary conditions and tested new mesher like cfMesh.... pretty cool new stuff for me.
So I tried to use the mesh created in CFDFoam with a calculix analysis in FEM-wb. First I used a gmsh-object mesh in CFDFoam and copy pasted it to reuse the copy with calculix. After my first success running an analysis I tried the same with cfMesh-object. I also copy-pasted the mesh which creates also a copy of the original geometry and set up the simulation as in the gmsh case. When I now run the simulation I get
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'Missing prerequisit(s); FEM mesh has no volume elements, either define a shell thickness or provide a FEM mesh with volume elements'
What I ask for here is keeping elements for meshing (pre-) and postprocessing FC-wide as standardized, reusable or compatible as possible. From the perspective of a user I would love to reuse a mesh created for openfoam for an analysis in calculix or even Elmer. The same is for sure valid for dialogs. I also write this with some self-interest.... I am one of the mentors for the Elmer-integration and do not want to have our student to reinvent everything .
What do you think ... is this possible or are the different workbenches already fragmented to much.