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Hard Points
Click Refine Model and then click the arrow next to Control. Click Hard Point. The Hard Point Control dialog box opens. Use this control to select points on the model to guide the mesh creation process. This control allows you to influence the mesh that AutoGEM creates by adding datum points that force the addition of more elements during meshing.
Specify the following information on the Hard Point Control dialog box:
Name—Specify the name for the AutoGEM control or use the default name.
References Select one or more points, a point feature, a pattern of points, or an intent chain of points that the mesh generator can use to place element nodes. You can select valid geometry before or after opening the AutoGEM Control dialog box. The References collector displays your selection.
Creo Simulate does not allow you to select vertices as hard points.
* Although you can create AutoGEM controls by selecting points that do not lie on the model geometry, Creo Simulate ignores these controls during meshing.
Creo Simulate labels the selected points as Hard Point on the model.
Models created in Wildfire 4.0 and the previous versions of Creo Simulate contain datum points, a hard point AutoGEM control is created with all these points as references when you open these models in current version of Creo Simulate.
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