FAQ 004646 | When generating an FE mesh, I get an error message saying that the definition lines of a surface are not closed. What should I do?

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When generating the FE mesh, I get the error message that the definition lines of a surface are not closed. What should I do?

Answer

The boundary lines of a surface must form a closed path. Otherwise, the error message shown in Figure 1 is displayed.

Figure 01 - Error message "The definition lines of a surface are not closed"

The error message indicates the surface for which the definition lines are not closed. In the present example, this is Surface 2 (marked in red in Figure 1). In the Project Navigator - Data, this surface is highlighted in red (Figure 2).

Figure 02 - Project Navigator - Data: Identification of an incorrectly defined surface

The surface must be adjusted accordingly. In this example, line 8 has to be added. This is also shown in the video.

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