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Model Integrity Check dialog

This dialog is used to perform a range of checks for duplicate objects, overlapping objects, orphan nodes, warped surfaces, and zero length members.

Opens when the Model Integrity Check tool is selected on the Model ribbon tab in the Edit group.

SettingDescription
Nodes
SettingDescription
Orphan Check this option to check for nodes which are not connected to any other model entity (i.e., "orphan nodes").
Duplicate Any nodes closer together than the tolerance value will be replaced with a single node. This node is then reconnected with model objects previously connected to the duplicate nodes.
Note: The tolerance is set using the Merge nodes tolerance value on the Options dialog Analysis model tab.
Members
SettingDescription
Zero length Check this option to check for members which connect effectively duplicate nodes. A member whose length falls below the tolerance value will be considered zero length.
Note: The tolerance is set using the Merge nodes tolerance value on the Options dialog Analysis model tab.
Duplicate Check this option to check for members where respective end nodes are within the tolerance value.
Note: The tolerance is set using the Merge nodes tolerance value on the Options dialog Analysis model tab.
Overlap Check this option to check for overlapping, collinear members.
Surfaces
SettingDescription
Warped Check this option to check for warped surfaces. Warping is defined as the local z distance of any node (i.e., perpendicular to the plane of the surface) that is greater than the tolerance value.
Note: The tolerance is set using the Out of plane tolerance value on the Options dialog Analysis model tab.
Duplicate Check this option to check for surfaces where respective vertex nodes are within the tolerance value.
Note: The tolerance is set using the Merge nodes tolerance value on the Options dialog Analysis model tab.
Overlap Check this option to check for overlapping surfaces in the same plane.
Button Description
Delete Deletes objects that match the selected checks. For duplicates, the numerically lowest object is retained.
Cancel Cancels the current operation.
Select Selects the matching objects based on the selected checks.