To prepare the geometry for simulation, the user applies the Small Object Removal geometry tool to eliminate one or more tiny features. After starting the analysis, the initialization process stops during meshing, and the following error is issued:
Meshing Error: Mesh size approaching that prescribed for small object suppression for surface A near X Y Z (code 1106)
A is the surface ID; X, Y, and Z are the coordinates of the problem. (Note that the location may not always be provided.)
When Small Object Removal is applied, a geometric Tolerance is specified. Entities (usually edges, but some surfaces too) smaller than this are removed from the model so they are not meshed.
This error message attempts to identify the location of the problem with coordinates and an orange dot at the problem location.
This error occurs if the mesh size near the removed object is specified to be smaller than the object. There are a couple of ways this can happen:
- After applying Automatic Mesh Sizing, the mesh size was refined on certain entities in the model (using the Size Adjustment slider). This error occurs if the refined element size near the removed entities is too close to the tolerance used in the Small Object Removal step.
- The Minimum Refinement Length (on the Edge Diagnostics mode of the Mesh task) was set smaller than the tolerance used for Small Object Removal.