Solid Model Mesh Challenges
File: PVE, Last Updated: May 2010, By:LB
Sometimes a SolidWorks Simulation multibody model refuses to mesh with the standard mesher. Regardless of the element size and tolerances used, some parts refuse to bond.
The standard mesher has run, but when the analysis is performed, some of the bodies are not joined.
The curvature based mesher produces a less uniform looking mesh, and in this case the produced mesh has more elements.
In theory it should be possible to alter any model to make it meshable by the standard mesher. Here the panel that will not mesh into the leg is split in half.
Note: this model run is used to determine the frequency of vibration of a sphere with a 1g sideways load. The stresses and deflections do not represent real world seismic conditions.