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Creating AutoGEM Mesh Elements
Use the AutoGEM References area of the AutoGEM dialog box to add mesh elements to your model. The type of elements AutoGEM creates depends on the geometry you select. Use the following options on the drop-down list to specify geometry that you want to mesh:
All with Properties—Instructs AutoGEM to automatically mesh all curves, surfaces, and volumes that have properties assigned to them. As AutoGEM automatically chooses the geometry for you, you cannot select specific geometry with this option. If there are no properties in the model, the Create button is inactive.
Component Volumes—Enables you to select component volumes, for which you want AutoGEM to create solid elements. This option is only available when you work with assemblies. Click to open the Components Selection dialog box. The selected components or parts appear in the component volumes collector area.
Volume—Enables you to select specific volumes, for which you want AutoGEM to create solid elements. Click to open the Surface Selection dialog box to select a surface of the volumes. The selected surface appears in the surface collector area.
Surface—Enables you to select surfaces, for which you want AutoGEM to create shell elements for 3D models, 2D plate elements for 2D plane stress models, and 2D solids for all other 2D models. Click to open the Surface Selection dialog box. The selected surfaces appear in the surfaces collector area.
Curves—Enables you to select curves and edges, for which you want AutoGEM to create beams or, for 2D models, 2D shells. Click to open the Edge or Curve Selection dialog box. The selected edges and curves appear in the edges and curves collector area.
After you make your selection, use one of these buttons:
Create—Click this button when you are ready to mesh the selected geometry. AutoGEM begins the meshing process and displays the status messages. These messages indicate progress of AutoGEM meshing. You can interrupt the meshing process at any time by clicking the Creo Parametric Stop sign in the lower right corner of the screen. For more information, see Interrupting AutoGEM.
AutoGEM always completes its session successfully and opens the AutoGEM Summary dialog box at the end. If your model fails to mesh, the Diagnostics dialog box opens and display an error message. Your model may fail to mesh if you are working with complicated geometry, such as irregular surfaces or volumes, or you are working with assemblies where the accuracy values for the components are not close enough. For a more detailed overview of AutoGEM meshing for these geometry types, and the strategies you can use to remedy AutoGEM failure, see Volume or Surface.
Delete—Click this button if you want to remove a created mesh from the selected geometry.
You can use the Mesh tab on the Simulation Display dialog box to control the appearance of meshes that AutoGEM generates.