INTELLIGENT WORK FORUMS
FOR ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you an
Engineering professional?
Join Eng-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Eng-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Jobs

Matching mesh between surfaces

Matching mesh between surfaces

(OP)
Hi, I have a question about meshing surfaces. If I wanted to edit the mesh on the far RH surface in attached picture so that it matches BOTH of the meshes on the adjacent surfaces (which both have different element sizes), is there an easy way to do this? The only way I have found to do this kind of thing is by using the 'mesh - mesh control - custom size along curve' command but this can be quite tedious if you have lots of different meshes to match. Is there a command in the meshing toolbox that allows you to do this more easily? Thanks :)

RE: Matching mesh between surfaces

(OP)
Thanks for your reply, however im not sure if this will work for what I want to do as it specifies that:

Read carfully the concerned help section though, §5.1.2.15 in the Commands section. Most notable points are:

- surfaces on different solids must be closely aligned

- surfaces to link must have the same mesh sizing

- this is intended for hex-meshable geometry, so there might be cases where this fails.


My surfaces have different mesh sizing....

Lisa

RE: Matching mesh between surfaces

Could you attach the image? I did not see it attached in the original post.

RE: Matching mesh between surfaces

Hello Lisa2407
You can use the 'match curve' command in the mesh toolbox. This will allow you to dynamically update the curve on one surface to match another surface. This way you will select the curve with the mesh size you want and then select the curve you want matched and it will update automatically. See link below.It's still not super fast, but at least you don't have to be going in and out of menus.

Alternatively you can set a default mesh size and it should set the mesh size on those curves the same because they are the same length. Then you can mesh the surfaces in the same mesh command and it should match the mesh and make the nodes concident.

https://colin-ama-inc.tinytake.com/sf/MjExNDIyM182...

RE: Matching mesh between surfaces

(OP)
Many thanks :)

Lisa

Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Eng-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Eng-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Eng-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Eng-Tips and talk with other members!


Resources


Close Box

Join Eng-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical engineering professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Eng-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close