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Cleanup Mesh

Used to refine a mesh element by the facet parameters or by the relationship between adjacent facets.

You can access this tool from the following:

  • Ribbon: Modeling > Mesh > Mesh Utilities
  • Toolbox: Mesh Utilities

Delete Adjacent Coplanar Faces If on, combines adjacent facets that are within the specified angle tolerance. The angle tolerance, is entered in the adjacent text field and can be set as value of 0.001 degrees to 90 degrees.
Delete Colinear Edges If on, removes vertices shared by edges that lay in line with each other.
Purge Duplicate Facets Searches for facets that are fully overlapped, that is, same vertex order around each. All but one of any set of duplicates is removed.
Compress Duplicate Vertices Normals Searches for vertex normals that have identical direction. Duplicates are removed, and the index tables are adjusted so all references go to the one remaining copy.
Triangulate All Triangulates all facets that have more than three edges.
Reduce Mesh Triangles by: In on, reduces the mesh depending on the settings selected below this check box.
Minimum Edge Length If on, reduces the mesh by combining triangles that share a minimum length. The value is set in master units.
Circumcircle Dia. (Diameter) If on, reduces the triangles that fit within the specified diameter. The value is set in master units.
Aspect Ratio If on, reduces the triangles by the aspect ratio.