Enhanced Solid Mesh (Auto) Workflow

The Solid Mesh (Auto) workflow is enhanced to create hybrid meshes for single and multi-material models.

Hybrid meshes, which are composed of a mixture of prism elements at the surface and tetrahedral elements to fill the volume of a part, are best suited for analyses. In previous releases, the Solid Mesh (Auto) algorithm created marching hexahedral meshes.

A good-quality watertight surface mesh is a prerequisite for the successful creation of a hybrid mesh. If the hybrid mesh creation fails, the Solid Mesh (Auto) algorithm reverts to creating a marching hexahedral mesh.