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What is the difference between a point and a node

A point A node
A point refers to the intersection of two or more (geometry) lines.. A mesh node (‘node‘ for short) refers to the intersection of two ore more mesh lines.
 The frame below consists of 4 points.

A point, will always result in a node in the mesh.

The same frame contains 19 nodes.

The number of nodes depends on the chosen mesh size.

How to show the point numbers:

  • Opt for a wireframe representation .
  • Go to the mesh configuration .
  • Click on  and select the option Point number. Hit ‘OK’ to close the window.
  • If necessary, change the font size and set symbol size to ‘0’ to increase the readability of the model.
How to show the node numbers:

  • Opt for a wireframe representation .
  • Go to the mesh configuration.
  • Click on  and select the option Show node number. Hit ‘OK’ to close the window.
  • If necessary, change the font size and set symbol size to ‘0’ to increase the readability of the model.
 How to search for a certain point:

  • Go to the menu Select  > Point number.
  • Enter the desired point number and hit OK.
  • Diamonds will select the relevant point. Click on  to only show the selection.
It is not possible to perform a search based on node number.

 

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