The FEA Editor always keeps separate vertices (duplicate vertices) at the boundaries between different parts. Two or more vertices exist at the same coordinate: one for each part. If duplicate vertices are selected - such as with a rectangle drawn around the nodes on both adjacent parts - and a nodal load or constraint is added, the duplicate vertices are treated as follows:
If the type of contact is changed after the nodal load or constraint is applied, then the load or constraint at the common vertices should be inspected for proper behavior and redone if necessary. Duplicate loads or missing loads can occur, depending on the situation.
If using the point selection method at a duplicate vertex and the intent is to pick only one of the vertices, it is suggested to hide all other parts except for the one that is to be loaded or restrained.