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01-16-2018 12:47 PM

Hi, Similar to creating mesh points on surface. Is there a way to create curve constraint for mesh on a surface. The curve is not part of surface, so i need to find a way to force nodes along the curve. One way is to break/slice/partition the surface. This is an automated process and partitioning is ruled out. pic attached. Appreciate any help. Thanks.

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01-16-2018 02:35 PM

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01-17-2018 04:52 AM

Hello,

If you don't like to project curves to surface, you can set mesh size on these curves, mesh generating only nodes, then these nodes you can use in **Mesh / Mesh Control / Mesh Points on Surface...** command with option "Use Existing Nodes" (selecting nodes on curves). Afterwards you can mesh surface.

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Peter Kaderasz

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01-17-2018 05:03 AM

Hello!,

Also you don´t need to create the curves, but directly the effect: use command "**Geometry > ****Curve - From Surface > Offset Curves/Washer**", set the offset value, select the boundary curves, and you are done!. Offset Curves is a more “general” mode that can be used for oblong holes, slots, and other “general shapes” on many different types of geometric surfaces.

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Blas.

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01-17-2018 08:21 AM

Thank you. I would like to keep the surface to help with contact surface creation.

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01-17-2018 08:21 AM

Thank you. That's a good idea.

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01-17-2018 09:06 AM

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01-23-2018 01:24 PM

Yes, you are right. I did not know abt the option of generating only nodes. Thank you.

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