Menu: Mesh->Edit mesh->Collapse
The Collapse function converts coincident entities, i.e. entities that are close each other, into one.
It is possible to collapse edges, nodes, elements or the whole mesh.
- Collapse mesh collapses all the nodes of the mesh.
- Collapse edges joins nodes that are connected by edges shorter than the Import Tolerance value.
- Collapse nodes asks you to select some nodes. Nodes closer together than the Import Tolerance value are collapsed.
- Collapse elements asks you to select some elements. Then, the nodes of these elements that are closer together than the Import Tolerance value are collapsed.
Note: Entities belonging to a frozen layer (see Layers and groups (only Preprocessing)) are not checked when collapsing.