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Guidelines for Transient Meshes
If you configured your session for transient meshing, make sure that you have completed the following tasks prior to meshing a part or an assembly:
Simplified the part or assembly to remove features unnecessary for finite element analysis
Suppressed any geometry whose only purpose is to serve as a vehicle for meshing a particular element type—for example, a solid used for placement of bar elements
Assigned a material to the part or assembly
Added all required loads and boundary conditions to the part or assembly
Defined any idealizations
For shell-meshed features:
created the appropriate shell model by defining all surface pairs
assigned material to shell pairs and solid portions of the model
defined idealizations to represent bars, connections, weld elements, and contacts
For assembly components that need to transmit loads, established connections between surfaces or edges that do not overlap or touch
Defined analyses
Applied the appropriate mesh controls to control the characteristics of the mesh
Optionally set up any predefined criteria in the configuration file against which to evaluate the quality of the mesh
See Troubleshooting FEM Mesh Generation for help with mesh-generation problems.
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