Setting Local Mesh Sizes for Chamfered Edges

Refine the mesh locally at the chamfered edges

The mesh can be refined globally but will result in an unnecessary large number of mesh elements. A more efficient approach is to only refine the mesh locally where a finer mesh is required.

Note: Local mesh refinement takes precedence over global mesh settings.
  1. In the 3D view, select a chamfered edge.

    Figure 1. Top view of patch and substrate. The yellow edge indicates that it is selected.
  2. From the right-click context menu, select Properties.
  3. On the Modify Edge dialog (Meshing tab), specify the following:
    1. Select the Local mesh size check box.
    2. Set the Mesh size to 2.

    Figure 2. The Modify Edge (Meshing tab) dialog.
  4. Repeat Step 1 to Step 3 for the second chamfered edge.

    Figure 3. Top view of patch and substrate. The second chamfered edge is selected.
  5. Click OK to apply the properties and to close the dialog.

    Figure 4. Top view of patch and substrate showing the localised mesh refinement at the chamfered edges.
Note: The icon in the details tree indicate that a local mesh setting is applied.