Searching for Clashing Geometry

Parts clash if there is contact between the parts (but without making an electrical contact) or if one is completely inside another. These disconnected mesh elements need to be either connected or removed before running a simulation to obtain an accurate result.

  1. Select the model or geometry part either in the model tree or 3D view.
  2. On the Mesh tab, in the Find group, click the  Clashing geometry icon.

    Figure 1. The Find clashing geometry elements dialog.
  3. Specify the parts to be searched for clashing geometry elements.
    • To search the full model, under Search, click Entire model.
    • To search only the selected part of the model, under Search, click Selection.
  4. Click Find to search for clashing geometry elements and to close the dialog.
The result of the search is displayed in the message window. Any parts containing clashing geometry are selected in the details tree and in the 3D view. A hyperlink to the part containing the clashing geometry is also given in the message window.