Command manual

Command list


Mesh commands
entype, enid, level, gid, thick, $d_{min}$, $\alpha_{max}$, deactivate

Parameter definition

entype Entity type
options: P, PS
enid Entity identification number
level Level of refinement
gid ID of a GEOMETRY that defines a sub-space for refinement
default: all elements in the selected part/part set will be refined
thick Optional special refinement level in through thickness direction. The option only works for structures that are modeled with one element in thickness direction.
default: same as level
$d_{min}$ Minimum element dimension for refinement
default: all elements are refined
$\alpha_{max}$ External element face smoothing angle
default: no surface smoothing
deactivate Deactivated refine directions
options: 0, X, Y, Z, XY, YZ, ZX, XYZ


This command is used to refine the grid in a selected region of a part or part set. Tetrahedra elements can currently only handle refinement level = 2. For pentahedra elements the in-plane refine level must be an even number.

The surface of the refined region is smoothed if the angle between two adjacent element faces is smaller than or equal to $\alpha_{\mathrm{max}}$.


Mesh refinement

Local mesh refinement of a thin walled structure using the thick_off option.

PS, 12, 2, 10, 1
0.0, 0.0, 0.0, 0.1
1, 2
Local mesh refinement.
Local mesh refinement.