Create Midmesh

Use the Midmesh: Automatic tool to automatically generate a mesh at the midplane location, directly from the input geometry (components, elements, solids or surfaces), without first creating a midsurface. This saves significant time over the traditional midsurface-based approach.

  1. From the Mesh ribbon, click the Midmesh > Automatic tool.

    Figure 1.
  2. Optional: On the guide bar, click to define midmesh options.
  3. Select geometry.
    Use the drop down menu on the guide bar selector to choose components, elements, solids, or surfaces as the source geometry type.
  4. Edit the extraction size value in the microdialog.
  5. Click Midmesh in either the microdialog or the guide bar.
The midmesh is extracted as FE geometry. HyperMesh organizes the midmesh elements in the Midmesh.# component (the name is based on the Destination component option).