HEXAMESH Tools

HexaMesh Tools provide CATIA V5 analysis users with a set of tools dedicated to producing hexahedron meshes.

Main features

Manual meshing

 

Meshing operations on nodes:

 

  - creation by coordinates, by selection of an existing node or by transformation of existing nodes
  - deletion of nodes
  - modification of position by specifying new coordinates or by applying a transformation
  - condensation on destination nodes

 

Meshing operations on volume elements:


  - creation by selecting nodes, extrusion of faces of element or transformation of existing 3D
    elements
  - deletion of elements
  - splitting of hexahedrons

 

Full support of spec – update paradigm:


  - “Manual Mesh Part” feature used to group manual operations
  - each manual meshing operation is captured in a feature
  - possibility of selection of advanced nodes and elements enables the stability of selection during the updates

Semi-automatic meshing

 

Three families of capabilities:

  - mesh part by operators to modify the result of a 3D mesh part

  - meshing by transformation of an existing 3D mesh (including symmetry)

  - meshing by extrusion of an existing 2D mesh

 

Very flexible input specifications:

 

  - input mesh selection by mesh part, group, BRep or mechanical feature

  - implicit geometry characteristics can be used (e.g. the axis of a cylindrical face)


Supported transformations are translation, rotation, offset, along a curve and projection

 

Mesh capture with a tolerance

 

Uniform, arithmetic and geometric layer distributions

 

Symmetric layers

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Automatic hexahedron meshing


Uses the fully automatic hexahedron mesher KUBRIX

 

The mesher takes as inputs either a selection of geometries or a selection of triangular meshes

 

The resulting mesh is associative to the input geometries and can be transparently used in GPS

 

A local mesh size can be specified using a box

General

 

Full integration with GPS
Support of journaling
Access to all capabilities via VB Scripting
Full integration with KnowledgeWare