I would like to ensure my meshed solid model has nodes at predefined locations, but I'm using auto meshing. How can I force nodes at certain locations on a solid model?
There is a little-used command in ANSYS, HPTCREATE, that allows hard points to be placed as specific locations. These hard points force the ANSYS mesher to place nodes at those locations. Hard points can be placed along lines or in areas. Here is a simple 2D example:
hptcreate,area,1,,coord,0.25,0.25,0 !place hard point at x=0.25, y=0.25