Is there an ANSYS CAD interface available for IDEAS?
IDEAS ## NX is the old IDEAS-based CAD product with an updated User Interface (to resemble Unigraphics NX).
UGS bought out IDEAS several years ago. IDEAS is in maintenance mode and there are no plans to ever support it with a classic ANSYS connection product nor ANSYS Workbench plugins or readers.
The workaround is to use the Parasolid export option from IDEAS. This is an optional extra-cost option to be purchased from a UGS/IDEAS reseller. It is not available from ANSYS.
<a target=_blank href="http://www.ugs.com/products/nx/ideas/">http://www.ugs.com/products/nx/ideas/</a>http://www.ugs.com/products/nx/ideas/
<a target=_blank href="http://www.ugs.com/products/nx/docs/MCAD_Jan_2006_UGS_NX_Ideas12.pdf">http://www.ugs.com/products/nx/docs/MCAD_Jan_2006_UGS_NX_Ideas12.pdf</a>http://www.ugs.com/products/nx/docs/MCAD_Jan_2006_UGS_NX_Ideas12.pdf