Repair Midmesh Elements or Fill Faces

Use the Midmesh: Repair/Fill tool to repair midmesh by attempting to fix topological problems (holes/gaps/cracks, intersections, slivers, overlaps) in the mesh and remesh the face, or create a mesh within a closed topology loop, attempting to keep tangency.

Note: 1D topology and free edges are considered for loop completion.
  1. From the Mesh ribbon, click the Midmesh > Repair/Fill tool.

    Figure 1.
  2. Select elements on midmesh faces or edges to repair.
    • Select 2D face elements to repair a face.
    • Select edge(s) to ignore gap edges.
    • Select edge(s) to fill a missing face.
  3. Optional: On the guide bar, click and check the box to merge filled faces.
    Merge filled face does not keep shared edges between new surfaces and existing surfaces.
  4. Find intersecting element clusters and holes/gaps/cracks, and create element sets for further handling.
    1. Click Find, or select elements and click Find to find intersections/gap elements and gap edges.

      Figure 2.
    2. Review the found element(s) by clicking /. Intersecting elements are automatically appended to the Elements selector for repair.
    3. Uncheck Intersection/gap elements or gap edges issues in the legend to disable the coloring.
      This does not have any effect on model touring.
    4. To increase or decrease the number of layers around the found elements, click / respectively.
  5. Repair midmesh in the following ways:
    • On the guide bar, click .
    • In the microdialog, click Repair Face or Ignore Gap.
    • Intersection element clusters sets cleared are removed upon repairing faces.
    • Ignore gap will just unmark the gap edges label for selected gap edges.
  6. To fill missing faces:
    1. Select edge(s) to identify the loop to be filled.
    2. Click on the guide bar or Fill Face in the microdialog.