# Import Elements from Another Mesh Algorithms¶

Import Elements from Another Mesh algorithms allow to define the mesh of a geometrical object by importing suitably located mesh elements from another mesh. The algorithms import elements whose all nodes lye on the geometry being meshed. The mesh elements to import from the other mesh should be contained in groups. If several groups are used to mesh the same geometry, validity of nodal connectivity of result mesh must be assured by connectivity of the source mesh; no geometrical checks are performed to merge different nodes at same locations.

The source elements must totally cover the meshed geometry. The source elements lying partially over the geometry will not be used.

These algorithms can be used to mesh a very complex geometry part by part, by storing meshes of parts in files and then fusing them together using these algorithms.

Import 1D Elements from Another Mesh algorithm allows to define the mesh of a geometrical edge (or group of edges) by importing mesh edges contained in a group (or groups) from another mesh.

To apply this algorithm select the edge to be meshed (indicated in the field Geometry of Create mesh dialog box), Import 1D Elements from Another Mesh in the list of 1D algorithms and click the “Add Hypothesis” button. The following dialog box will appear:

In this dialog box you can define

• The Name of the algorithm.

• The Groups of Edges to import 1D elements from.

• To copy mesh checkbox allows to import not only the edges of the selected Groups of Edges, but the whole source mesh. In this case To copy groups checkbox allows to create the same groups as in the imported source mesh.

Import 1D-2D Elements from Another Mesh algorithm allows to define the mesh of a geometrical face (or group of faces) by importing mesh faces contained in a group (or groups) from another (or this) mesh. 1D elements on the boundary of the geometrical face (if not yet present) are also created by the algorithm in conformity with the created 2D elements. The algorithm imports a mesh face provided that all its nodes lye on the geometrical face.

To apply this algorithm select the geometrical face to be meshed (indicated in the field Geometry of Create mesh dialog box), Import 1D-2D Elements from Another Mesh in the list of 2D algorithms and click the “Add Hypothesis” button.

The following dialog box will appear:

In this dialog box you can define

• The Name of the algorithm.

• The Groups of Faces to import 2D elements from.

• To copy mesh checkbox allows to import not only the faces of the selected Groups of Faces, but the whole source mesh. In this case To copy groups checkbox allows to create the same groups as in the imported source mesh.

See Also a sample TUI Script of Import 2D Elements from Another Mesh.