Imprint Lines or Surfaces on Midsurfaces

Use the Midsurfaces: Pocket Imprint tool to imprint pockets, fillets, and other geometry features from the source geometry onto the midsurfaces.

Imprinting makes midsurface thickness calculations more accurate by creating mesh boundaries that match the feature boundaries on the original solid, and improves the meshing quality by capturing the features of the solid model.

  1. From the Geometry ribbon, click the Midsurfaces > Pocket Imprint tool.

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  2. Optional: On the guide bar, click to define imprint options.
  3. Select Lines or Surfaces from the Source selector.
  4. Select lines/surfaces.
    You are not required to select the midsurface. HyperWorks automatically recognizes the midsurface corresponding to the solid/surface component from which it was derived and imprints the lines/surfaces on the midsurface component.
  5. Optional: To manually select target surfaces, change the Target surfaces selection option to Manual, activate the Target selector on the guide bar, then select make your selection.
  6. Imprint lines/surfaces.
    • Click Imprint on the guide bar.
    • Left-click on selected lines/surfaces