Voxel Meshing

Voxel meshing fills an enclosed volume with voxels (hexas) of a pre-defined size.

This type of mesh is primarily used for topology optimization. It does not give meaningful results in a stress analysis.

For successful voxel creation, the volume must be enclosed either as a geometry or shell elements (quads and trias) without T-connections or free edges. The voxels (hexa elements) are stored in the DesignSpace component. The Design Space entity is also created, which stores voxel size and the composition of the designspace, for example, which parts or subsystems were included or excluded and whether symmetry was used.