Setting a Local Mesh Size on a Wire, Edge, Face or Region

A local mesh size can be set on a wire, edge, face or a region to influence the mesh size. Local mesh refinement is the preferred method for mesh refinement.

The steps described below to define a local mesh size are similar for wires, edges, faces and regions.
  1. In the model tree, select the relevant part.
  2. In the details tree select the wire, edge, face or region where you want to apply a local mesh setting.
    Tip: Multiple entities can be selected and edited simultaneously.
  3. From the right-click context menu, click Properties.
  4. On the properties dialog, click the Meshing tab.

    Figure 1. The Face properties dialog (Meshing tab).

Enable local mesh size for the selected item.

  1. Under Mesh size, select the Local mesh size check box.
  2. In the Mesh size field enter a local mesh size.
  3. Click OK to set the local mesh size and to close the dialog.
  4. Remesh the model to view the local mesh refinement.
Tip: Using a variable to define a local mesh size can simplify mesh convergence investigations.