Generate a regular mesh for the area defined by four nodes.
From the main menu, select [Node/Element] tab > [Mesh] group > [Map-mesh]
Consecutively select four nodes to define a rectangular mesh area clockwise or counterclockwise. The direction of selection determines the normal direction of the generated mesh elements.
Division: The number of divisions in each direction
Bias Ratio: The ratio of the first mesh element to the last mesh element
Triangle : Generate a mesh using triangular elements.
Quadrilateral : Generate a mesh using quadrilateral elements.
Select the element type of the planar mesh elements to be created. There are four element types available: Plate, Plane Stress, Plane Strain and Axisymmetric. The button to the right becomes active when the element type is Plate or Plane Stress. Click the button to define the Element Sub Type.
Material : Enter the material property of the planar mesh elements to be created. Click to the right to invoke the Material dialog box.
Thickness : Enter the thickness data of the planar mesh elements to be created. Click to the right to invoke the Thickness dialog box.
Name : Define the name of Domain.
Delete Boundary Line Elem.
If this option is selected, the line elements on the periphery of the mesh area are deleted after the mesh is generated.
Subdivide Boundary Line Elem.
This option can be used when 'Delete Boundary Line Elem.' is not selected. If this option is selected, the line elements on the periphery of the mesh area are divided according to the mesh size. The divided line elements are registered as a Member and it can be checked in the Member Assignment dialog.