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Surface Region
You can create surface regions that enable you to split a surface so you can perform an operation on a portion of a surface. Surface regions can then be selected just like regular surfaces or solid faces. You can define simulation entities such as loads, constraint, measures, AutoGEM controls, shell idealizations, etc. on surface regions.
Click Surface Region to open the Surface Region tab to create surface regions.
Surface region definition is a two-step process:
First, you define the outline that bounds the region.
Second, you identify the parent surface, in effect splitting the bounded area from the parent surface. To do this, you use the options on the surface region dashboard.
Before you assign a surface region, consider the effect the new region will have on your model. After you fully define a surface region, you can apply constraints, loads, and contacts to the region, exclusive of the parent surface or other regions on that surface. All rules and procedures that govern loads, constraints, and contacts applied to full surfaces hold true when you apply these entities to surface regions.
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