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Delete Elements


  • Delete elements.
  • The element deleting functions operate differently depending on the selected command.
  • When the [Delete] key on the keyboard is to be applied, the target elements must be selected first by Select functions. If only elements are selected without their connecting nodes, the nodes remain even after the elements are deleted.



From the main menu, select [Node/Element] tab > [General] group > [Delete] > [Delete Element]

Shortcut key[Alt]+2



NodeElement-Elements-Delete Elements.png

Delete Elements dialog box

Click ....png to the right of Delete Elements

Display the Element Table.

Start Number

Node Number

Not applicable for this command


Element Number

Not applicable for this command


Select the method of deleting elements.


Click the element number entry field and the elements to be deleted in the working window. Elements are immediately deleted without clicking apply.png. Elements may be also deleted by typing the element numbers in the element number field.



Use the Select feature to define the elements to be deleted and click apply.png or press the [Delete] key on the keyboard.


with Free Nodes

If the option is selected, the nodes without attributes (nodal load, boundary condition, etc.) or unconnected to elements are deleted together with the elements.

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