Unioning the Model for Mesh Connectivity

Create a single geometry part from the patch antenna and quadcopter to ensure mesh connectivity when the model is meshed.

  1. In the model tree, select Patch and Quadcopter_simple1.
  2. Union the GPS patch antenna and the quadcopter using one of the following workflows:
    • On the Construct tab, in the Modify group, click the  Union icon.
    • Press U to use the keyboard shortcut.
    Note: The union operation is used to define connectivity between parts.

    Parts that touch, but are not unioned, are not considered to be physically connected and will result in an incorrect mesh.

  3. Show the simulation mesh again.
    1. On the status bar, click the Overlay icon.

    Figure 1. The patch antenna unioned with the quadcopter.