Selecting Edges Faces and Vertexes in ANSYS Mechanical

Selecting Edges Faces and Vertexes in ANSYS Mechanical

The Mechanical interface of ANSYS® is somewhat different if we compare with other CAD programs. Selecting the different geometrical features in ANSYS® Mechanical has its logic. So, if you want to understand this geometric feature selection in Mechanical, you need to read this article. Also, you could find information about how to select edges, vertexes, and faces of an opened geometry in ANSYS Mechanical. You will learn how to use the ANSYS Mechanical effectively in this article. So you will notice that selecting, edges, faces, and vertexes in ANSYS Mechanical is very simple.

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How to Select Edges, Vertexes, and Faces in ANSYS Mechanical?

These are the selecting edges vertexes and faces commands in ANSYS Mechanical.
Selection options of ANSYS® Mechanical

Firstly, the selection of different geometric features is done from the geometric selection buttons as in the red box above.

How to Select Vertexes in ANSYS Mechanical?

Click to select one of them.
Selecting vertexes in ANSYS® Mechanical

And then, to select vertexes or geometric points in ANSYS Mechanical, you must click on the vertex selection button as shown in the little red box above, and select your vertex features at your geometry as shown by the red arrows above. You can not select any of the vertexes in your geometry unless you click on the vertex selection button in ANSYS® Mechanical as shown by red arrows.

How to Select Lines, Edges?

Selecting vertexes in ANSYS Mechanical.
Selecting Edges and Lines in ANSYS® Mechanical

Also, to select edges or lines in the geometry, click on the edge selection button as shown in the little red box above then click on the edges or lines from the screen that you want to select from your imported geometry to ANSYS Mechanical as shown by the red arrows.

How to Select Faces of a Geometry?

Selecting the faces.
Selecting Faces in ANSYS® Mechanical

To select faces in Mechanical, you need to click on the face selection button as shown in the tiny red box above then click on the faces that you want to select from your imported geometry to ANSYS® Mechanical as shown by the red arrows above.

How to Select Bodies?

Selecting bodies in ANSYS Mechanical.
Selecting bodies in ANSYS® Mechanical

To select bodies in ANSYS Mechanical, you need to click on the body selection button as shown by the red box above then click on your bodies of your imported geometry in ANSYS Mechanical as shown by the red arrow above.

So, selecting edges, faces, and vertexes in ANSYS Mechanical is very simple like above.

Above all, ANSYS® has very useful tools to make the FEA analyses easy. Check the other tools of ANSYS® Workbench and ANSYS® Mechanical below.

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Conclusion

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