## Geometry too complicated?

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bernd
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### Re: Geometry too complicated?

Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:25 pm
DE_Michael wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:03 pm
Do you have an idea how I could solve the problem with the self-weight boundary condition?
If I remove this constraint completely, I still can't write the input file.
You use 4 different materials with different densities. There should be 4 entries for
self weight. I will try this tomorrow (I am writing from my private pc without FC0.19...)
no there should not. Even if you have four materials. You only need one self weight if you would like to have the self weight for the whole body. See attached file and screen.

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### Re: Geometry too complicated?

Hello Bernd,

bernd wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 4:01 am
Even if you have four materials. You only need one self weight if you would like to have the self weight for the whole body.
That's consistent with my experience.

Anyway, it seems to be (also) related to the materials. Because if I create the entire geometry using one material, everything works without problems within seconds.

Greetings
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### Re: Geometry too complicated?

@Bernd:
When opening your test file and doubleclicking on mesh, the transform-tool opens (?).
Creating an new mesh with gmsh gives an error.
Remeshing and running with netgen works.

@Michael:
Meshing with netgen works. But writing the inp needs endless time, still running. Lets wait and see...
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### Re: Geometry too complicated?

Writing failed. However, Eastern knocks on the door, I will try to remodel the aquarium.
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### Re: Geometry too complicated?

this is a pure mesh, no Netgen no Gmesh mesh object. It is similar to a mesh imported by unv mesh file format. You can not edit it with Gui tools ATM. You can distinguish them by the icon. Neither N nor G is a pur mesh object.
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### Re: Geometry too complicated?

but Gmsh should not give an error. I will give it a try too.
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### Re: Geometry too complicated?

Thu Apr 09, 2020 6:37 am
@Bernd:
When opening your test file and doubleclicking on mesh, the transform-tool opens (?).
Creating an new mesh with gmsh gives an error.
...
no problems here on createing a new gmsh mesh object and mesh with gmsh. Might be you have an older version of 0.19 dev. In Februar and March there where some regressions on some FEM objects. They all should be fixed in latest 0.19 dev versions. Would you double check?

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### Re: Geometry too complicated?

bernd wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 9:12 am
They all should be fixed in latest 0.19 dev versions. Would you double check?
Updated FC0.19:
Sorry, error remains with test-file.
Running my old steel parts works fine.
done with:
OS: Windows 10 (10.0)
Word size of OS: 64-bit
Version: 0.19.20477 (Git)
Build type: Release
Branch: master
Hash: 7d8ab175a68e476427e6e337fe3099b52da49dc8
Python version: 3.6.8
Qt version: 5.12.1
Coin version: 4.0.0a
OCC version: 7.3.0
Locale: German/Germany (de_DE)
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### Re: Geometry too complicated?

confirmed ...
Error:

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``Error: The shapes for the mesh group for the reference shapes of analysis member: None could not be found!``
It happens only if group meshing is activated in FEM preferences. I try to have a look at this.
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