3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 25, 2011 4:10 PM by Jerry Steiger

    Hidden Mesh face problem in a Assembly model

    Lau Stephen

      I had built a square box model using Surface in a Part model. And I inserted several of the box and mate them in a Assembly.

      After creating the mesh, I try to hide one of face in Model mode. But the mesh face cannot be hidden in Stimulation mode.
      What's wrong is it or I need to click other button to hide the mesh face?

       

      Thanks

        • Re: Hidden Mesh face problem in a Assembly model
          Paul Mihala

          Your using a solid filled box in the simulation? Or are they empty boxes. A zero thickness box would give you bad results.

           

          If you just want to hide a face that its not used use 'delete face'

           

          I'm not sure i quite understand your situation.

           

          Why do you want to hide the face after you've meshed?

            • Re: Hidden Mesh face problem in a Assembly model
              Lau Stephen

              In fact, I am stimulating a ship enclosed structure, just like a box with many internal ribs.
              The components are all Surface so can create mesh easily than a Solid body.
              After finishing the mesh, I have to flip shell element.

              So I would like to hide the external mesh face and see the internal mesh detail.

               

              The mesh face can be hidden if I create a structure model in part file.

              However once I insert those structures and mate together in Assembly, I cannot hide the selected mesh face.
              I don't know what's wrong is it.

               

              Thanks.

            • Re: Hidden Mesh face problem in a Assembly model
              Jerry Steiger

              Lau,

               

              I don't think I understand what you are doing, but if you are mating several of these boxes together and then hide one of the mating faces, the other mating face would still be visible, blocking visibility to the inside of the box. I doubt this is what you are talking about, but it might be something that simple.

               

              Jerry Steiger