Specify Base Surfaces

Use the Midsurfaces: Base Surfaces tool to specify a distance from the base surfaces of multiple solids that you wish to treat as if they were continuous. This will help generate separate-but-aligned midsurfaces during extraction.

In certain situations, you may need to extract a midsurface from multiple solids as if they were a single solid.

Normally, this would result in multiple midsurfaces, each one at the middle of the solid it was extracted from (and therefore not aligned with each other).

You can create aligned midsurfaces for non-aligned solids by selecting each solid and specifying its offset separately, using a different offset for each (you must know the exact dimensions of each solid to do this accurately).

  1. From the Geometry ribbon, click the Midsurfaces > Base Surfaces tool.

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  2. Select surfaces.
  3. Optional: Define an offset value in the microdialog.
  4. Click to confirm your selection.
Tip: Click to deselect all surfaces.