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Draft quality mesh

Question asked by Chris Fernald on Nov 4, 2013
Latest reply on May 9, 2017 by Lingesh Sangur

Hi,

 

I was wondering when it was/wasn't appropriate to use draft quality meshing.  The help files do a good job at explaining the differences between the two, and the lack of accuracy with draft meshing.  However, I very rarely use draft meshes; only when I want to test a model for stability and convergence.  I am wondering if there are other cases where the draft mesh might be appropriate.  For example, I thought maybe the reaction forces would still be accurate - but I am finding this is not the case (at least in models with no penetration contact).  Any thoughts?

 

Thanks!

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