Run Batch Mesh

Use the Batch tool to run a surface or a surface + volume mesh on the entire model.

  1. From the Mesh ribbon, click the Batch tool.

    Figure 1.
    The Meshing Operations dialog opens.
  2. Choose whether to perform just a surface mesh or a surface mesh followed by a volume mesh.

    The operation sequence for a surface + volume mesh is as follows: Surface mesh → surface mesh validity check → volume mesh.

    Surface mesh validity checks for any intersections/unmeshed surfaces. If the surface mesh validity check fails, the operation sequence is terminated and you are shown the failed surfaces.

  3. Define the mesh size.
    The size defined here is the global size and will be assigned to all surfaces and volumes without user-defined mesh controls. If local meshing controls are assigned using the Mesh Controls tools, they will override the default settings defined here.
  4. Optional: Activate the Retain existing surface mesh option.
    If this option is on, only unmeshed surfaces will be meshed. If off, the meshing run will mesh all surfaces while considering mesh controls, if defined.
    Tip: Select surfaces and find those that are unmeshed by right-clicking in the modeling window and selecting Select > Advanced Select > Unmeshed Surfaces.
  5. Optional: Activate the Generate boundary layer on fluid domains only option.
    Use this option to generate boundary layer elements on fluid volumes only. This is very useful for conjugate heat transfer cases where fluid and solid domains share surfaces and you only want to grow the BL inside the fluid domains.
  6. Define any advanced meshing parameters.
  7. Click Mesh.
    The Run Status dialog opens.

    Once the run is complete, the status icons turns to a green check mark and surface mesh is generated on the model.

  8. Optional: Right-click on a job and select View log file to track the meshing process.