StressCheck Tutorial: 3D Manual Mesh for Racetrack Cutout
Abstract: Manual meshing of a 3D parametric solid panel with a racetrack cutout. Associative node creation methods (e.g. Mid-Offset, Projection) are used to ensure the manually-meshed elements inherit characteristics from the geometry.
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