StressCheck Tutorial: Guiding the MeshSim Automesher with Imprint and Boolean-Union Operations
Abstract: Splitting surfaces of a part in order to better guide the automesher and refine automeshed elements in regions of interest. Imprints of wireframe geometry (curves) and Boolean-union of surfaces are two techniques to split part surfaces for guided automeshing.
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