I'm a beginner user of HyperMesh and OptiStruct and I have to create a 3D mesh of a solid CAD (1 component) to perform a linear static analysis and to do a lattice topological optimization later on.
After the import of the .step component, I tried to mesh it with the Quick TetraMesh tool but it generates a "meshed component" different from the first one, as well as a new material.
How can I make the 3D mesh directly on my component (as I can do through "Volume tetra" tool by the onglet "Elems to Surf/Solid Comp")?
Or, how can I manage the meshed component and the new material created in order to complete the analysis?
Thank you in advance,