FAQ 002622 EN

26 June 2019

Bastian Ackermann Modeling | Structure RFEM

I have modelled a contact solid with objects connected on both sides at different locations. The error message appears: 'Error when generating FE mesh!'.


In order to generate the FE mesh, it is necessary to meet the following conditions in this case:

  • Both contact surfaces must be modelled in parallel: all nodes, lines and integrated objects must match, even if an object at one of the contact surfaces is not used.
  • To also generate the FE mesh in consideration of possibly unused objects, activate the 'Integrate unutilized objects into surfaces' option in the FE mesh settings (see the figure).


FE mesh Contact solid Error Error message

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