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I am trying to generate mesh at the corner. One side is a surface, another side is a line. So I want to use penta mesh. However,  when I use the general solid map function. It always generates hex mesh. How can I penta mesh?

 

 

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Solid map does create six noded penta elements: it is created when triangle elements are mapped. Another way is to extrude trias in 3D>elem offset>solid layers panel. Pentas can also be manually created in Edit Element Panel (F6).

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Ivan

 

Thank you very much! Offset does not work for my case, because my penta elements are along a curve, not a straight line. Manually creating is too much work. However, I did find the solution. I can use the "linear solid". 

 

Anyway, thank you all the same.

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Hello,

 

I am trying to create penta elements using 3D panel-> Solid Map-> Linear Solid Option but even though it is( six node) penta elements ,Hypermesh is showing Element type as Hexa.(Please see fig1) If I change the element configuration from hexa to penta then my elements are distorting. (Fig2)

So can I pre-defined element configuration as Penta in solid map? 

 

 

FIg1.PNGFig2.PNG

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In an easy way, we can create a penta mesh here.

 

1) At one end, create a tria element (2d).

2) Then at the other end, create tria shaped line (destination for ending the tria elem)using line tool. 

3) Now go to 3D panel-> Solid Map -> general

4) Select the tria elem as a source element and select the tria shaped line as a destination geom. Then give the along element nodes as a along geom.

5) Then click the create button for creating penta mesh.

 

note: Incase if you're having existing 3d elements, then take a faces of those element. Instead of nodes, you can also give the 2d face elements as a along geom.

 

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