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Saving a FEM Mesh
There are two ways to save a FEM mesh:
You can configure Creo Simulate to automatically save a mesh immediately after you create it. To implement this function, set the fem_mesh_auto_save configuration option in your configuration option file. For automatic saves, the software always assigns a name of model.fmp for the mesh file of a part and a name of model.fma for the mesh file of an assembly. Be aware that setting the fem_preserve_mesh option means that your session will use retained meshes.
Click Home > Mesh > Save FEM Mesh to manually save the mesh. Creo Simulate automatically assigns the default name of model.fmp(a) to the mesh file.
If you want to assign a file name other than the default, set the fem_allow_named_mesh_files configuration option in the configuration option file. Now when you click Home > Mesh > Save FEM MeshCreo Simulate prompts you to enter a file name each time you click the command. You can assign any file name that fits the established guidelines. With the fem_allow_named_mesh_files option set, Creo Simulate allows you to select the named mesh file you want to load when you click Home > Mesh > Save FEM Mesh.
Regardless of which approach you use, be aware that the .fmp(a) file stores the mesh model only. It does not store model properties such as loads, boundary conditions, or idealizations. Creo Simulate considers these properties to be part of the geometry model and stores them whenever you use File > Save to save your model.
See these rules for naming your mesh files if you are working with family tables or have simplified representations of your model.
See Retrieving a FEM Mesh for information on mesh retrieval.
Return to About FEM Meshes or Transient and Retained Meshes.