Meshing in CATIA V5

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Amit posted this 23 July 2013

Hi all,

I am normally use to using other FEA packages where I use second order Hexahedral. In CATIA I have found that I can only create, at best, a second order tetrahedral mesh. I have been using the Generative Structural Analysis workbench but have noticed there is an "Advanced Meshing" workbench. I have had a quick look in this workbench, which I am unfamilar with, and could not find a hexahedral mesher.

Is this a licence restricted tool or is this a limitation of CATIA V5 or am I simply not looking hard enough?

Kind Regards,

Amit Patel

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Amit posted this 02 September 2013

Bump!

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Bob posted this 24 September 2013

I am still in the process of learning this workbench.

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compton posted this 19 November 2013

Hi, there is no 'auto mesher' for brick (hex) elements in CATIA. However, you can create them semi-automatically in the 'Advanced Meshing Tools' workbench by extruding, translating or revolving a quad mesh (shell mesh) that has also been created in that workbench.

CATIA can also use hex elements in its connection meshes - for example when you create a 'surface' type analysis connection and apply a 'Surface Welding' connection property.

As far as I know, the only automatic hex mesher available in CATIA is the 'Kubrix' HexaMesh Tools, that can be bought as an add-in to CATIA. This add-in is written by DPS in France -

See here - DPS Website

Hope this helps?