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Old   March 6, 2014, 05:40
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Hi,

I accidently created an object I don't know how (named Hilfsflaeche, yellow mesh, bottom right corner, in attached picture) which is meshed as quad but the info says it contains neither geometry, nor mesh or blocking. Trying to delete it with RK -> Delete in the parts tree does not work as it seems to be included in other parts. At first, it is deleted in the tree, but when I hide another part (e.g. tank) it reappears as part in the tree. The solutions mentioned in the forum like "Delete, save, close meshing/blocking and open it again" did not work. How can I get rid of this object? It is in the middle of my normal mesh and does not belong there.

I already tried to remove it by deleting its nodes in the mesh, but then I can't export the mesh to cfx anymore.

Any hint is very appreciated.

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Is it some material point? Are you using ICEM via workbench?
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Hi,

it should not be a material point. This is what ICEM says:

Info for part HILFSFLAECHE
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Geometry Info ----
No geometry in part HILFSFLAECHE
Mesh Info ----
Part contains 16 element(s)
Part contains type QUAD_4
Mesh area of part is 0.00637482
Bounding box around part is {-0.0308056 1.622 -0.242367} {0.0332072 1.72321 -0.225562}
Blocking Info ----
No blocking in part HILFSFLAECHE

I use ICEM as standalone and then Workbench to import the ICEM file in Pre.

My actual problem is in Pre:

Unable to import mesh: Invalid local face number (0) for element 36556 in 2D region MANTELFLAECHE_1.

I thought this could have to do something with the part Hilfsflaeche. That's why I want to get rid of it.

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I guess you are talking about the .cfx5 file. Here it is.
I already tried to manually delete the Hilfsflaeche text in the file but did not help. Well, that's not the preferred way, anyway.
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Hi,

for the ones having similar problems:

It was a problem of wrong associations. What helped me also:

- Using scan planes (right click on premesh and use scan planes) to locate the problem areas.
- "Edit mesh -> Convert mesh type -> Tet to Hex" for the part Hilfsflaeche. After that I could import the mesh in Pre without problems.

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