Custom Discretize

After selecting Discretize , you may need to tailor the discretization on one or more boundary line segments. This can be done with the Custom Discretize option. To Custom Discretize:

  1. Select Custom Discretize from the toolbar or the Mesh menu.

  2. Use the mouse to select the boundary line segments that you would like to Custom Discretize.

  3. When you are finished selecting, press Enter or right-click and select Done Selection.

  4. You will see a dialog. There are two ways in which you can change the number of discretizations on the selected segments:

  1. Select OK, and all selected line segments will be re-discretized according to the value you have entered in the dialog.

  2. Repeat steps 1-5 if different segments require different discretizations, since only one number at a time can be entered as a custom discretization.

Custom Discretize always applies a uniform discretization to the selected line segments, using the user-supplied number of discretizations, or multiplication factor, per line segment. If you wish to simulate a "graded" discretization along a boundary using Custom Discretization, you can insert vertices along a boundary to divide it up into smaller segments, and then apply a Custom Discretization to each segment.