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How to fuse interface nodes when meshing an assembly?

How to fuse interface nodes when meshing an assembly?

How to fuse interface nodes when meshing an assembly?

I'm trying to have someone in our organization create a tetrahedron FE mesh of a CATIA v5 solid model for me.  The model is an assembly of three parts.  As I
don't know CATIA and this user doesn't know the Analysis package very well, could someone share with us how to fuse the nodes at the interfaces of the parts?  That is to say that I have three FE meshes not one continuous mesh as desired.  Certainly there is a way to fuse the nodes or use the mesh of one part as a seed for subsequent parts.  Any help that someone can provide would be greatly

Mike L.

RE: How to fuse interface nodes when meshing an assembly?


That depends on the connections between the parts you have to assembly. You will find the tools adapted to each situation in the structure/connection toolbar of GAS. You just have to transform the constraints you defined in the AssD in connections.



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