nYou should always say what version of ANSYS you are using.nIf I edit your file in a newer version than you are using, you will not be able to open the file I worked on.nI'm not sure what you wanted at the front. It is okay to use Bonded Contact to connect edges of one part to the face of another part if the geometry won't merge.nAnother approach is to introduce a clean body to trim each incoming tube to, then that becomes the connecting feature such as is shown below.n