FAQ 002622 EN-US 03/08/2019

Bastian Ackermann Modeling | Structure RFEM

I have modeled a contact volume to which objects connect at different points on both sides. The error message "Error while generating the FE network!" Appears.


To generate the FE network, the following conditions must be met in this case:

  • The two contact surfaces must be identical, that is, all nodes, lines, and integrated objects must match, even if they are not used on one of the contact surfaces.
  • In order to be able to generate an FE mesh even taking into account the unused objects, the option "Integrate unused objects into the faces" must be activated within the FE mesh settings, see Fig. 1.


FE network contact volume error error message

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