So is this something with my setup that I cannot apply a mesh control that is more coarse than the global? I checked the KB, and saw SPR 318867 that related to this. There wasn't any info on when/if it'll be addressed, wondering if anyone has thoughts. I couldn't vote on it either (haven't been able to on ANY SPR's, need to check into that...). It would be helpful many times where 80% of my model needs smaller elements, but larger bodies can use larger elements and it's more tedious setting a large global mesh, then refining all other parts.