Surface Mesh Edit/Review PropertyManager

A collection of meshing tools facilitates the inspection of surface mesh quality, and repairs errors associated with invalid mesh elements. A good quality surface mesh guarantees the accuracy of the simulation results.

To open the Surface Mesh Edit/Review PropertyManager:

  1. In the Shell Mesh or Solid Mesh ProperyManager, click Create.
  2. Click Edit/Review.


Hide Element Controls the visibility of elements in the active mesh plot.

Select Visible

Selects the surface elements to remove in the mesh plot. Only the first visible layer of elements is removed.

Select Through

Hides the selected surface elements as well as the elements located behind the specified elements in the mesh plot.


Removes the selected elements in the active mesh plot.


Restores the visibility of hidden elements in the active mesh plot.

Save Saves the surface mesh data.

Mesh Analysis

Summary Lists parameters that measure the quality of the mesh.

Waterproof: Yes

A mesh is considered waterproof if there are no free edges. In other words, all edges of all surface mesh elements are connected to other surface mesh elements.

Waterproof: No

A mesh is not considered waterproof.

Non-manifold Elements

Highlights in green the non-manifold elements in the active mesh plot. A non-manifold element contains an edge shared by more than two elements.

Intersection Elements

Highlights in green the intersection elements in the active mesh plot. Intersection elements are elements that overlap one another.

Element intersected between bodies

Displays the intersection elements located at the common boundaries of bodies that are touching.


Domain Selections

Lists all cavities, inserts, cooling channels, or molds in the model and the associated domain number.


Deletes a group of elements you select in the Domain Selections list.


Splits one group of elements from a meshed entity with two or more distinct element groups into a new meshed entity.


Merges groups of elements belonging to different meshed entities into one meshed entity. For example, you can merge two cavities into one cavity.

Quality Shows elements based on their aspect ratio. High-quality elements, which yield the most accurate and robust solutions, are characterized by a low aspect ratio. You can view the elements in one of three ranges:
  1. Aspect ratio < 8
  2. 8 < Aspect ratio < 20
  3. Aspect ratio > 20
In an ideal situation, most of the elements lie on the first category, with only a few (or no) elements in the second category, and none in the third.
Overlap Region Shows the faces that belong to bodies that are touching where the mesh is incompatible. In a compatible mesh, there is an element-to-element topology correspondence between the mesh at the common boundaries of bodies that are touching.