I use the independent FEM mode in ProE to mesh and export to IDEAS for solving and post-processing. I find the meshing module to be quite a frustrating experience. You have to continuously play with different local and global element size controls to get the part to mesh. When it is unable to mesh ProE doesn't give you any helpful tips.
Can't the software have some "intelligence" coded into it to iterate through a range of element sizes in order to generate a mesh?
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