Extract Midsurfaces

Use the Midsurfaces tool to extract the midsurface of sheet metal stampings, molded plastic parts with ribs, and other parts that have thickness clearly smaller than width and length.

  1. Optional: On the guide bar, click to define midsurface options.
  2. Select surfaces or thin solids.
  3. Extract midsurfaces.
    • Extract the midsurface from all selected solids/surfaces by clicking Midsurface on the guide bar.
    • Extract the midsurface from individual solids/surfaces by left-clicking on a selected solid/surface.
The original geometry that you selected to extract the midsurface from remains unchanged, and the new geometry that represents the midsurface is placed in the component specified by the Destination component option.