Welcome to  the Advanced Meshing Tools User's Guide. This guide is intended for users who need to become quickly familiar with the Advanced Meshing Tools Version 5 workbench.

This overview provides the following information:


Advanced Meshing Tools in a Nutshell

Advanced Meshing Tools allows you to rapidly generate a finite element model for complex parts whether they are surface or solid.

In other words, you will generate associative meshing from complex parts, with advanced control on mesh specifications.

The Advanced Meshing Tools workbench is composed of the following products:

  • FEM Surface (FMS): to generate a finite element model for complex surface parts.

  • FEM Solid (FMD): to generate a finite element model for complex solid parts.

Before Reading this Guide

Before reading this guide, you should be familiar with the basic Version 5 concepts such as document windows, standard and view toolbars. We therefore recommend that you read the Infrastructure User's Guide that describes generic capabilities common to all Version 5 products.
We also recommend that you read the Generative Structural Analysis User's Guide and the Finite Element Reference Guide.

You may like to read the following complementary product guides, for which the appropriate license is required:

  • Part Design User's Guide

  • Assembly Design User's Guide

  • Automotive Body in White Fastening User's Guide

Get the Most Out of this Guide

To get the most out of this guide, we suggest that you start performing the step-by-step Getting Started tutorial.

Once you have finished, you should move on to the User Tasks section.

The Workbench Description section, which describes the Advanced Meshing Tools workbench, and the Customizing section, which explains how to set up the options

Accessing Sample Documents

To perform the scenarios, you will be using sample documents contained in the online/fmsug/samples folder.
For more information about this, refer to Accessing Sample Documents in the Infrastructure User's Guide.