Create and Delete Elements

Use the Edit: Create tool to create new 1D and 2D elements and delete elements.

The Edit tools work for tessellated geometry. If the input is b-spline geometry, first convert to discrete geometry using the Convert tool.
  1. From the Geometry ribbon, click the Edit > Create tool.

    Figure 1.
    Elements are colored according to how well they adhere to the pre-set quality requirements defined in the criteria file.
  2. Optional: On the guide bar, click to to define the options used to edit elements.
  3. Select an element issue type from the guide bar.
    Checks for quality as defined in quality criteria.
    Checks for intersecting elements.
    Face angles
    Checks for folded or sharp angle elements.
  4. Optional: Find all elements at or below a certain quality level.
    1. Click Find on the guide bar.
    2. Increase or decrease the number of layers around patches of failed elements by clicking or on the guide bar.
    3. Review the next or previous patch of failed elements by clicking or on the guide bar.
  5. Create or delete elements.
    • Select nodes to create 1D or 2D elements.
    • Select the element(s) to delete, then left-click to delete element(s).