5.9 Mesh Deletion

Meshing a complex model often involves iteration between setting mesh parameters, meshing, and checking mesh quality. This often requires removing mesh, for only an entity or for an entity and all its lower order geometry, or sometimes for the entire model.

The command to remove all existing mesh entities from the model is:

Delete Mesh

To delete a mesh on a specific entity

  1. On the Command Panel, click on Mesh.

  2. Click on Volume, Surface, Curve or Vertex.

  3. Click on the Delete action button.

  4. Enter in the appropriate ID for the specified entity. This can also be done using the Pick Widget function.

  5. Click Apply.

Delete Mesh {geom_list} [Propagate]

These commands automatically cause deletion of mesh on higher dimensional entities owning the target geometry.

If the Propagate keyword is used, mesh on lower order entities is deleted as well, but only if that mesh is not used by another higher order entity. For example, if two surfaces (surfaces 1 and 2) sharing a single curve are meshed, and the command delete mesh surface 1 propagate is entered, the mesh on surface 1 is deleted, as well as the mesh on all the curves bounding surface 1 except the curve shared by surface 2. In some cases, the capability to delete individual mesh faces on a surface is needed. Deleting a mesh face involves closing a face by merging two mesh nodes indicated in the input. The syntax for this command is:

5.9.1 Automatic Mesh Deletion

Cubit will automatically delete the mesh from a geometry that is about to be modified by a geometry modification command. To change this behavior, so that Cubit will issue an error instead of automatically deleting the mesh, use the following command.

Set Mesh Autodelete [ON|Off]