Refining the Mesh Around a Point

Define a mesh refinement rule around a specified point. Mesh elements in the vicinity of the point are refined. Mesh refinement around a point is used when only a subset of a face, edge or wire needs to be refined.

Figure 1. A plate with no point mesh refinement (on the left) and with point mesh refinement (to the right). The transparent green sphere is a display setting and indicates the area where the mesh refinement is specified.
  1. On the Mesh tab, in the Refinement rules group, click the  Point refinement icon.
  2. Under Position, specify the origin of the point where the mesh is to be refined.
  3. In the Radius field, enter a value for the radius to specify the mesh area that is to be refined.
  4. In the Mesh size field, enter a value for the mesh element length.
  5. Enter a unique label for the point refinement.
  6. Click Create to create the point refinement rule and to close the dialog.
    The mesh refinement rule is added to the model tree, on the Configuration tab.

[Optional] Hide the display of mesh rules in the 3D view.

  1. On the 3D View context tab, on the Display options tab, in the Entity display group, click the  Meshing rules icon.