Reading a mesh exported from Gambit in cdb format into ANSYS?

Some users make use of GAMBIT as a pre-processor to generate mesh for ANSIS simulation. Hence, it is worth noting the typical steps required for this process.

The following steps are required to read the *.cdb file (that is obtained by exporting the mesh from GAMBIT) into ANSYS .

1) Launch ANSYS
2) In the ANSYS main menu, go to Preprocessor -> Archive Model -> Read.
3) This will pop up a panel to read the file. Select the 'Type of data to read' as "DB data"
4) Select the file and Press OK.
5) The above would show nodes in the display. To see the elements press Plot -> Elements.

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