Create Facets from Nodes

Create facets out of a scanned data set or node cloud data.

This utility is ideal for denser node clouds or scanned data. It is not suitable for planar node data. In those cases, you can construct surfaces directly using the geometry tools.

  1. From the menu bar, click Mesh > Facets from Nodes.
    The Create Facets from Nodes tool opens.
  2. In the Input field, click the Nodes selector.
  3. Select nodes.
    Tip: You can use the Temp Nodes Panel to create nodes as well.
  4. Type an Average distance between nodes in the text box.
    Note: You can increase the distance between nodes if proper facets are not created.
  5. Optional: Place a check in the Auto hole filling checkbox to enable Maximum hole fill width.
  6. Optional: Type a value into the Maximum hole fill width field to close any remaining holes after constructing facets.
  7. Click Create to generate facets.