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Deleting unwanted Hardpoints on Mid-surface Curves

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Depending on the imported geometry, Femap can create hardpoints (points created at ends of imprinted curves). Is there any way other than Geo->Solid->Clean Up command to remove the above? I tried removing individual points by Delete->Geo>Points and with some I was able to remove them, but failed with others.

 

Note: I removed or deleted the curves which were attached to these points before attempting to delete them. Some of them refused to go still...

 

Please answer this ASAP. 

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Re: Deleting unwanted Hardpoints on Mid-surface Curves

Hello!,

In FEMAP V11.3.X the  MESHING TOOLBOX > FEATURE REMOVAL > POINT command attempts to remove redundant point(s) from the geometry.

PLEASE NOTE:

When attempting to remove multiple points, all of which were selected at the same time, the tool is designed to not remove certain points which are shared by curves with a large difference in curvature. There may be instances where the curvature is not really that different, for instance when a point is shared by two splines, but the tool will not remove that point due to this designed limitation. When only a single point is selected, the tool uses a more aggressive approach, which may allow the tool to remove these points, but only when selected one-by-one.

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Best regards,
Blas.

 

Blas Molero Hidalgo, Ingeniero Industrial, Director
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Re: Deleting unwanted Hardpoints on Mid-surface Curves

Thx for the reply again. I just discovered that tool and like you have mentioned, I was able to remove the points after a few tries some times.