Solving a Region with FEM

To solve a model with the finite element method (FEM), you must activate the FEM for each relevant region.

  1. Select the region(s) in the 3D view or in the details tree that you want to solve with the FEM.
  2. In the details tree, from the right-click context menu, select Properties.
  3. On the Modify Region dialog, click the Solution tab.
  4. Under Solution method, from the drop-down list, select Finite Element Method (FEM).
  5. [Optional] Under Element order control, select the Local element order control check box to specify the element order locally per region.

    This setting takes precedence over the element order set globally per model. Use First order only (reduced accuracy) to reduce the required memory and run-time for regions with fine details where the geometric details (and resulting mesh) are very fine.

  6. Click OK to save the region properties and to close the dialog.