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How to get rid of unwanted rigid elements?

Question asked by George Bon on Jun 10, 2015
Latest reply on Jun 11, 2015 by George Bon

Hi all,


I have a mixed mesh with shells and weldments on the following part:

When I mesh it I am getting long rigid elements (the dark grey ones) between weldment joints that are pretty far apart and seem unrelated as shown below:

This will obviously stiffen the structure and produce incorrect results. I tried playing with the joints settings without success.

So I am wondering if someone has a solution to this, and also what are the rules for the automatic creation of those rigid elements? This is not the first model where this happens.