File: PVE-4048, Last Updated: Feb. 24, 2010, By: LB

Surfaces can be challenging to create, but solids are easy to convert into surfaces. Surfaces originally created as solids do not have the problem of nodes not joining at edges.

This complex duct shape was made with a few simple solid modeling commands and then turned into a shell model by removing a few faces at the end of the pipes.

This complex duct shape was made with a few simple solid modeling commands and then turned into a shell model by removing a few faces at the end of the pipes.

The model before the faces have been removed converting the solid model into a surface.

The model before the faces have been removed converting the solid model into a surface.

he mode meshes without fuss even at very coarse settings using the standard mesher. All nodes connect across surface boundaries.

The mode meshes without fuss even at very coarse settings using the standard mesher. All nodes connect across surface boundaries.

Beautiful stress results from thermal expansion.

Beautiful stress results from thermal expansion.

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