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Stephen March 12, 2007 16:48

ICEM 10 smooth transition error
I am using ICEM 10 and trying to create a pure tet mesh. The model will mesh, but when it tries to smooth transition I get this error. I have a nice surface mesh, but my interior volume mesh gets really coarse near the middle since smooth transition fails. This is why I want smooth transition. I tried to find the below edge and face numbers, but to no avail. I have gone to repair geometry and checked all surfaces and curves and after I remesh I get the same message. Can anyone help me? Thank you.

ERR 3106 : SURFACE EDGE 151508 151509 INTERSECTS WITH FACE 52187 52721 54698 ERROR:3106 - A surface edge intersects a surface face status 1 Application did not finish correctly. Error: tri2tet exited with a non-zero status Warning: Smooth transition failed

Joe March 12, 2007 18:58

Re: ICEM 10 smooth transition error
I normally just dick around with the mesh sizing to avoid this issue.

Over specification of volume mesh size constraints can also trigger this.

Dr. Flow Squad March 13, 2007 04:37

Re: ICEM 10 smooth transition error
maybe deleting the edges around the problem will help.

Stephen March 13, 2007 10:23

Re: ICEM 10 smooth transition error
The edges help define where the mesh conforms. The problem is that I cannot find where this edge intersects this face. I have hundreds of edges, so it's not easy finding it especially if there isn't a way to find that edge and face number in ICEM. All my surfaces are named, but if I select a face it will say "face"/25, when the error shows a generic face number that is internal to ICEM.

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