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Old 04-25-2008, 07:14 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Oh cool !
I'm glad that you could finally open the file.
I'm still puzzled as to why the file is so huge.

Keep us updated.

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Old 04-25-2008, 10:57 AM   #22 (permalink)
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What are the specs of your machine? I also have some powerful hardware. The most powerful are a Core 2 Quad running at 3.6GHz and an e8400 running at around 3.2 GHz. Those systems only have 2 GB of RAM though. I have an AMD 64 X2 running around 3.5 GHz that has 4 GB though. However that's a Linux box that I am using to try to learn OpenFOAM.

Speaking of which, anyone tried OpenFOAM?
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Old 04-25-2008, 11:24 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Hey guys, Actually I'm working on that very model.
It is a very detailed model, but is missing the supension and engine pieces.
So far, the only things that I have done to the model is add the VW logo to the front of the car. ( The outside of the car is pretty much finished as is. It even has the wipers modelled. )
I would have started working on some other pieces of the car, but I do not have reference to go from. ( So it would be a waste of time since I have no idea what I'm supposed to be modelling. )
What I am needing is an image of the suspension of the car, as well as what the inside of the engine bay looks like. Anyone have a picture of the underside of a TDI Jetta ?
Hey, I noticed that there's a gallery of user submitted objects, and in the automotive category, there are struts/springs, rotors, mufflers, etc. Maybe you could work from some of these:

http://www.3dcontentcentral.com/part...tle=Automotive

At least for a start--a generic suspension/underbody
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It's nothing too amazing. Just a 3200+ w/ the 3 gigs of DDR2.
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Old 04-25-2008, 08:46 PM   #25 (permalink)
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OpenFOAM ? Too brainny for me.
Personally, I'm lucky to get around a simple 3D program.

SolidWorks looks like you don't have to be a rocket scientist to learn it ( familiar U.I., no C++ )
Too bad the student version is basically an extended trial version ( and the regular version cost more than my old car .)

OpenFOAM doesn't run on Windows either correct ?

Thanks for the link for the suspension pieces.

P.S. While we are talking supercomputers here, my system is a 1.6 Ghz Centrino tablet PC with a blazing 16 MB of video. ( and a 12" screen)

I feel your envy .

( Seriously ..I am serious ! I actually do run professional 3D software with this weak little piece o' crap. )

Time for a new PC !

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Right, OpenFOAM is for Linux. I have a file server that runs Linux so I am playing on that. Based on the pictures and comments I've seen, once one gets it working, it's as good as anything else.

Whenever I am looking for software I generally look on the free side first, and Linux is like a parallel world where everything exists but for a price (effort).

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