Extend Surface and Merge Mesh

Extend, Merge Mesh


Sometimes you might be faced with a situation where your model contains surfaces that don’t quite meet or match up, so how do you go about generating a contiguous mesh quickly, without having to mess around with the geometry too much? FEMAP's Meshing Toolbox can play a role here.


Mesh Toolbox Instructions

For example, with this model you can see that the two meshed surfaces don’t quite meet up, but we can use the Meshing Toolbox to extend one of them and ensure that a final contiguous mesh is created. Follow these step-by-step instructions:
  1. Switch on the Meshing Toolbox by clicking the Meshing icon on the Panes toolbar
  2. Select the Geometry Editing toolbox.
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  3. In the Geometry Editing toolbox select Extend for Operation, and Solid for Extend To.
  4. Click the Solid Extend To icon and select the target solid – the lower of the two plates in this example.
  5. Ensure that Auto Remesh is on by selecting the dropdown menu next to the Remesh Tools icon.
  6. Then click the Select icon on the Meshing Toolbox and select the edge to extend – the lower edge of the upper plate in this example.
In one action FEMAP extends the upper surface and the associated mesh and joins the surfaces together to form a continuous mesh across both of them.

Video Demonstration

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