How can I know the number of nodes and elements on a face?

Pernelle Marone-Hitz
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edited June 2023 in Structures

How can I know the number of nodes and elements on a face that is selected in the UI?

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  • Pernelle Marone-Hitz
    Pernelle Marone-Hitz Member, Moderator, Employee Posts: 732
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    One can use:

    faceId = ExtAPI.SelectionManager.CurrentSelection.Ids[0] # Id of selected face in the UI
    meshData = ExtAPI.DataModel.Project.Model.Analyses[0].MeshData # reference meshData
    faceMesh = meshData.MeshRegionById(faceId) # get mesh data for face
    faceMesh.ElementCount # get number of elements on face
    faceMesh.NodeCount # get number of nodes