EX. To designate the wall-slab connection
To mesh the wall such that it is compatible with the slab mesh, use the following procedure.
- In the Analytical Modeling workflow bar, select Geometry. The Parametric Modeling dialog closes and the plate model is displayed.
View ribbon tab, select the
Display Whole Structure tool in the
The standard view is restored, displaying the hidden portions to the view.
Select ribbon tab, select the
All tool in the
Geometry ribbon tab, select the
Wall/Slab Connection tool in the
The mouse pointer changes to the add surface cursor .
- Starting with the two nodes at the base, select the four corner nodes of the wall in a clockwise order, clicking on the first selected node a second time to complete the boundary definition. Division along wall dialog opens.
- Click OK. The default value of 10 divisions is sufficient for this example.
- On the Utilities ribbon tab, select the tool I the Geometry Tools group. A message dialog opens indicating that no overlapping plates are found. This indicates also that the slab and wall are properly connected.