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99 99  Fully automatism means that the program generates the mesh with elements having average element size optimized for the structure and its environment (supports and loads). The process can contain automatic element refinement and [[**peak smoothing**>>||anchor="#HEditingpeaksmoothingregions"]] algorithm according to the settings.
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101 -Automatic mesh generation can be done according to the **mesh settings**:
101 +Automatic mesh generation can be done according to the [[**mesh settings**>>||anchor="HMeshSettings"]]:
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103 103  * **Before calculations**
104 104  Click [[image:1585286062284-192.png]] //Prepare //in the [[image:1585286068748-871.png]] tabmenu. You can see and check the finite element suggested. The mesh will be visible by activating the //Surface elements// layer automatically. If you do not edit the mesh and modify the structural model, the later calculations will use the mesh generated by //Prepare//, so no further mesh generation will be done.
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351 351  With [[image:1585287279140-543.png]] //Fixed point//, nodes can be manually added to a predefined mesh in given points.
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353 -Click [[image:1585287286656-345.png]] //Prepare //to update the mesh according to the new nodes. Depending on **mesh settings**, the program automatically does refine, smooth and check processes to create an optimal mesh, if it is possible.
353 +Click [[image:1585287286656-345.png]] //Prepare //to update the mesh according to the new nodes. Depending on [[**mesh settings**>>||anchor="HMeshSettings"]], the program automatically does refine, smooth and check processes to create an optimal mesh, if it is possible.
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355 355  [[image:1585287292211-436.png]]
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363 363  With [[image:1585287954466-742.png]] //Fixed line//, lines (straight and curved) can be fixed in a mesh to generate nodes on it.
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365 -Click [[image:1585287959782-521.png]] //Prepare //to update the mesh according to the new nodes. The program defines nodes in the line endpoints and some points on the lines. Depending on **mesh settings**, the program automatically does refine, smooth and check processes to create an optimal mesh, if it is possible. Further node distribution of the fixed line element can be influenced by the [[**Division number**>>||anchor="HDivisionnumber"]] command.
365 +Click [[image:1585287959782-521.png]] //Prepare //to update the mesh according to the new nodes. The program defines nodes in the line endpoints and some points on the lines. Depending on [[**mesh settings**>>||anchor="HMeshSettings"]], the program automatically does refine, smooth and check processes to create an optimal mesh, if it is possible. Further node distribution of the fixed line element can be influenced by the [[**Division number**>>||anchor="HDivisionnumber"]] command.
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367 367  [[image:1585287965400-637.png]]
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403 403  Peak smoothing regions defined in the model are stored in the //Peak smoothing regions// object layer.
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405 -Click [[image:1585288199420-664.png]] //Prepare //to update the mesh according to the new and modified peak smoothing regions. Depending on **mesh settings**, the program automatically does refine, smooth and check processes to create an optimal mesh, if it is possible.
405 +Click [[image:1585288199420-664.png]] //Prepare //to update the mesh according to the new and modified peak smoothing regions. Depending on [[**mesh settings**>>||anchor="HMeshSettings"]], the program automatically does refine, smooth and check processes to create an optimal mesh, if it is possible.
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407 407  |(% style="width:139px" %)[[image:warning.png]]|(% style="width:1351px" %)It is not enough to generate/define peak smoothing regions, so you have to confirm the smoothing process in the //Calculate// dialog before starting any analysis (and design) calculations.
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437 437  
438 438  == **Modifying average element size** ==
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440 -The [[image:1585288340835-346.png]] //Average element size// command modifies the optimized element size(s) of 2D elements calculated by the program according to **mesh settings**.
440 +The [[image:1585288340835-346.png]] //Average element size// command modifies the optimized element size(s) of 2D elements calculated by the program according to [[**mesh settings**>>||anchor="HMeshSettings"]].
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442 -Applying the command for a structural region (wall, plate etc.), a dialog shows with “//Automatic//” label, that the optimal element size calculation is the active by default for the region. Typing an arbitrary element size (in //a// field) overwrites the usage of the optimal size. Of course, the final average element size generates by the mixture of the value set by //Average element size// and the effect of **mesh settings**. Inactivating all mesh generation automatism (refine, smooth and check processes together with “//Elements//” settings), the //a// value will be the average element size for the related structural regions.
442 +Applying the command for a structural region (wall, plate etc.), a dialog shows with “//Automatic//” label, that the optimal element size calculation is the active by default for the region. Typing an arbitrary element size (in //a// field) overwrites the usage of the optimal size. Of course, the final average element size generates by the mixture of the value set by //Average element size// and the effect of [[**mesh settings**>>||anchor="HMeshSettings"]]. Inactivating all mesh generation automatism (refine, smooth and check processes together with “//Elements//” settings), the //a// value will be the average element size for the related structural regions.
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444 444  Clicking //Calculate automatically// button shows the optimized average element size used when “//Automatic//” is set for the related object region(s).
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529 529  == **Generate (vs. Prepare)** ==
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531 -Automatic mesh generation can be done by planar object region with the [[image:1585288673372-600.png]] //Generate// command. (**Prepare** runs automatic mesh generation for the entire structural model.) //Generate //takes into consideration the manual editing functions (such as **Fixed point**, **Fixed line**, [[**Peak smoothing**>>||anchor="#HEditingpeaksmoothingregions"]], [[**Division number**>>||anchor="HDivisionnumber"]] and **Average element size**) and the **Mesh settings** excluding the **Check**, the [[**Smooth**>>||anchor="HSmooth"]] and the **Prepare** settings. //Generate// is also recommended to find defective geometric finite elements by checking (generating mesh) regions by regions.
531 +Automatic mesh generation can be done by planar object region with the [[image:1585288673372-600.png]] //Generate// command. (**Prepare** runs automatic mesh generation for the entire structural model.) //Generate //takes into consideration the manual editing functions (such as **Fixed point**, **Fixed line**, [[**Peak smoothing**>>||anchor="#HEditingpeaksmoothingregions"]], [[**Division number**>>||anchor="HDivisionnumber"]] and **Average element size**) and the [[**Mesh settings**>>||anchor="HMeshSettings"]] excluding the **Check**, the [[**Smooth**>>||anchor="HSmooth"]] and the **Prepare** settings. //Generate// is also recommended to find defective geometric finite elements by checking (generating mesh) regions by regions.
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534 534  [[image:1585288680554-394.png]]
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