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MSC.

Patran Advanced Surface Mesher

Handle complex surface models


Non-congruencies
Gaps
Overlaps
Slivers
Small edges
Provide optional global and local
editing tools to accommodate
meshing-specific requirements
Automatic and manual tools to:
Fill holes and gaps
Make congruent
Stitch gaps
Break faces
Merge faces
Imprint holes
Delete faces
Auto-correct
Added meshing enhancements to:
Recognize features
Support hard points and curves
PRODUCT LINE
MSC.Patran

CAPABILITIES
OVERVIEW
MSC.Patran 2003s Advanced Surface Mesher will greatly enhance and
streamline your ability to handle complex or "dirty" surface finite
element models.
Advanced Surface Mesher radically reduces the level of user-interaction
needed to clean up non-congruencies, gaps, overlaps, and slivers. The
same complex part can now be meshed in a fraction of the time that it
used to take, offering a significant improvement in productivity and
efficiency.
BENEFITS
Mesh complex surfaces cleanly,
automatically
Utilize existing CAD-access capabilities and advanced geometry
creation tools
Leverage MSC.Patrans extended CAD access (UG, Pro/E,
CATIA

V4, CATIA V5, I-DEAS, STEP, VDA, and others)


Leverage MSC.Patrans full support on Windows

and Unix

platforms
Initial model import
Congruency check
Manually fix
remaining errors Generate
Congruent Mesh
Initial model import
from CATIA

V4
Automatic face
merge & vertex
suppress
Manual hole fill Final Mesh
High-quality finite element models
Minimal user interaction
Drastically reduce modeling time
Reduce cost
Increase productivity
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2003 MSC.Software Corporation. All rights reserved.
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Tel: 1 714 540.8900
Fax: 1 714 784.4056
Pseudo face (initial mesh) creation
Pseudo faces can be created with minimal geometry
editing
- No geometry-based correction of non-
congruencies, gaps, overlaps and slivers is
needed
Automatic
Additional mesh-simplification tools are
available to accommodate specific
analysis needs:
Fill Holes (with radius)
Fill Holes (with specific nodes)
Merge Face
Auto Correct
Collapse Edge
Split Face
Non-Congruent
Surface
boundaries
Gap
FEM Editing
Clean-up tools are available to yield high-quality, analysis-
ready models
- Automatic and manual tools
- Make Congruent
N Sew pseudo faces based on pre-determined
tolerance
- Stitching
N Close gap based on selected edges. No
tolerance check
- Delete Face
N Delete selected pseudo faces.
- Verify Free Edges; Display Small Entities; Display non-
manifold edges
Merge faces into one face
Final Mesh
Global control of element size
Hard-geometry recognition
- Hard points and curves
Additional mesh controls
- Local control mesh size and pseudo
faces