All mesh optimization tools and mesh options in ANSYS® Meshing are explained in Mechanical Base. Also in this article, we will explain the Initial Size Seed option in ANSYS® meshing. This option in ANSYS® Meshing also a very important option in ANSYS® Meshing tools.
To adjust the initial size seed option, click on the Mesh section as shown by the red arrow above then select one of the options for the initial size seed option as Active Assembly or Full Assembly as shown in the red box.
With this option, you can adjust the extent of the mesh structure that will be created in assembly. There is two options for it;
Active Assembly: In ANSYS® Meshing, assembly parts are enclosed by bounding boxes. So if you select this option for the initial size seed, only the active selected parts will mesh. The suppressed part will not have meshed. The mesh structure also will change if you suppress or unsuppressed parts in an assembly.
Full Assembly: This option of initial size seed in ANSYS® Meshing, the whole assembly will be meshed. A suppressed or unsuppressed situation will not affect the mesh structure. Mesh structure will not change according to suppressed or unsuppressed parts.
This is the general expression of the Initial Size Seed meshing option of ANSYS® Meshing.
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