mode command


extrude mesh mode keyword

Primary keywords:

mixed    quad

Specify the operating mode for the unstructured mesher.


Use triangles and quadrilaterals to create an unstructured mesh. In this mode, the mesher creates a quad-dominant (by area) mesh; in certain cases it may be able to create purely quadrilateral mesh.


Force to use quadrilaterals only to create an unstructured mesh. Under certain conditions, the mesher may fail to create purely quadrilateral mesh (e.g. odd number of zones per block perimeter); an error will be displayed in this case.