Using Meshlines in HyperMesh

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A meshline is a line on the elements of a 2d (shell) mesh that is associated with the mesh by retaining information about where it enters and exits each shell element.

Closed loop of meshlines can be used to generate new surfaces, using a simple spline function to create the surface edges based on the meshlines as shown below in Figure 1. The meshlines are the thicker blue lines.

For a closed chain of meshlines, you can select the elements or nodes inside the chain and save them as collections for retrieval in other panels. This can be useful for application of loads/BCs.

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Dev Anand joined Altair in 2004 and is currently the Senior Manager for Global Initiatives at Altair. He has over 16 years in the PLM industry focusing on global initiatives, business development, global customer support, program management, product design development and people management skills. He holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology, India, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration with Operations from Symbiosis, India. He is also Six Sigma Green Belt Certified from General Electric Power Systems, who has been trained to be Project Management Professional from PMI, USA and also attended the Leadership program.