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Hard Curves (FEM mode)
Click Home and then click the arrow next to Control. Click Hard Curve. The Hard Curve Control dialog box opens. Use this control to define a curve as a hard curve. If you define a curve this way, the mesh generator treats it as part of the mesh, creating nodes and defining elements accordingly.
Specify the following information in the dialog box:
Name—Specify a name for the control or use the default name.
References—Select one or more curves or intent curves so that the mesh generator can use them to place an element node or nodes. You can select the valid geometry before or after opening the Hard Curve Control dialog box. The References collector displays your selections.
For hierarchical meshes, make sure your model includes part-level hard points wherever you want to create connections for pre-meshed assembly components.
The mesh generator only respects the hard curve mesh controls if you apply them to unmeshed components. If a component has a mesh, the mesh generator silently ignores these mesh controls.
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