# collapse_bad_quads Module¶

defines:

min_edge_length=0.0)

pyNastran.bdf.mesh_utils.collapse_bad_quads.convert_bad_quads_to_tris(model, eids_to_check=None, xyz_cid0=None, min_edge_length=0.0)[source]

A standard quad is a nice rectangle. If an edge is collapsed, it’s a triangle. Change the element type.

Parameters
modelBDF()

a BDF model that has not had it’s properties/load xref’d, but is valid such that it could