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jdwarren November 29, 2012 01:32

exporting STL from Hypermesh to 3-matic
Greetings. I am attempting to export a mesh consisting of 2D triangular elements in STL/ASCII format in Hypermesh 11.0 (for use in 3-matic). Every time I attempt the export, I get the attached error message.

The number of elements "not defined in the template" (244684) is the total number of elements in the model. Does anyone have any familiarity with this sort of error message?

Thanks in advance.

saitej09 January 9, 2015 06:04


Was your problem solved ? I am actually facing the same problem when I am exporting to stl file

jdwarren January 9, 2015 14:31

The problem is that the elements were second order (quadratic). A simple "order change" should resolve your issue.

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