Create Solid Map Mesh

Use the Solid Map: Create tool to create 3D mesh on mappable solids.

  1. From the Mesh ribbon, click the Solid Map tool.

    Figure 1.
    By default, the Create should be selected from the secondary ribbon.
  2. Optional: On the guide bar, click to define meshing options.
  3. Select mappable solids in the following ways:
    • Click Find to automatically check for and select all mappable solids.
    • Manually select each mappable solid.
    By default, the source and target surfaces for each solid are also selected. These represent the "beginning" and the "ending" surfaces that define the direction of the mesh mapping.
  4. Optional: Uncheck the Auto detect source and target option to manually define any source and target surfaces.
  5. Adjust the mesh size in the microdialog if needed then click Mesh.
If the Meshing Mode option is set to Interactive, additional tools become available for editing the density, biasing, and properties of the source and target surface mesh.
Tip: When using the Solid Map other tools to edit surface mesh, you can always go back to the Create tool to add and/or remove solids/surfaces from the meshing area.