Generate Part-Fitted Refinement Zones

Use a subset of the Mesh Controls: Offset tool to refine mesh based on the distance from a specific part of the model.

As opposed to creating a body-fitted refinement zone on the entire body, it is also possible to create a body-fitted refinement zone around a single part, or a collection of parts. This creates refinement around parts where it is needed most, eliminating unnecessary regions.
  1. From the ultraFluidX ribbon, Setup group, click the Mesh Controls tool.

    Figure 1.
  2. From the secondary tool set, click the wheel of the Offset tool.

    Figure 2.
  3. Select a part.
  4. Choose whether to define the refinement zone based on distance or layers using the drop-down menu in the microdialog.
  5. Specify the distance or number of layers for the refinement zone.
    • Enter a value in the microdialog.
    • Drag the slider up and down.

    Figure 3.
  6. Enter a value for Level.
    Note: All mesh controls in the model are defined relative to the far field size, and must be a power of 2 of the far field size. For example, if you define a far field mesh size of 1 m, the available refinement sizes will be 0.5, 0.25, 0.125, etc
  • Select multiple parts by holding Ctrl while left-clicking on parts.
  • Consecutively clicking generates multiple refinement zones with increasing dimensions.
  • Modify the refinement zone's dimensions in the Property Editor.