Meshing Method

Select one of the following mesh methods:

Basic  Can make use of any of the three
Boundary Connectivity (meshing type)
options but only supports Triangular elements.

Standard  Can use type B or C
Boundary Connectivity (meshing type) and
only supports Quadrilateral elements.

Element Type

Select either to use
Triangular only or predominantly
Quadrilateral elements.

Triangular  Only triangular elements
will be created.

Quadrilateral  This will create
principally four sided elements, but where the geometry dictates, some places
may require triangular elements.

Boundary Connectivity


Only use selected boundary nodes, boundary edges not
divided  Meshing will be done without creating any nodes along the
edges of the boundary we defined. Thus, the entire distance between 2
sequential nodes will form the side of one triangular element. In most cases,
this can lead to poor quality elements, and is best avoided.

Divide boundary segments with specified
divisions 

Divide boundary segments to optimize mesh
quality  (Default, recommended) Automatic boundary divisions.
The figures in the dialog correspond to the
appropriate options.

Target element size

Specify a target dimension to use as a guideline
when automatically generating the mesh. This value is nominally used when
dividing the boundary region into finite elements, but the element size is also
determined by other factors such as the distance between boundary and other
density points..

Default Number of Divisions of Boundary Edges

Specify the number of boundary edges to use along a
boundary segment.

OK

Closes the dialog and generates the mesh. If you are
using the Geometry  Parametric Model page, a dialog opens asking if you wish
to add openings to the mesh.

Cancel

Closes the dialog without generating a meshed
surface.
