Create Boxes

Use the Solids: Box tool to create tunnels for external flow or body-fitted boxes around selected surfaces.

  1. From the Geometry ribbon, click the Solids > Box tool.

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  2. Select surfaces around which to create a bounding box.
  3. Click Box on the guide bar to edit the dimensions.
  4. Modify the size and location of the box in the following ways:
    • Resize the box by editing the length, width, and height in the microdialogs and pressing Enter.
    • Click on a face of the box and drag the slider to adjust its dimension.
    • Click to translate and rotate the box using the Move tool.
    • Click to align the box centroid to the selected surfaces' centroid.
    • Toggle to align the box to the global axis or to fit to selection.
    • Toggle to show or hide dimensions.
    • Toggle to enable edge manipulation in order to create arbitrarily shaped boxes.
  5. On the guide bar, click one of the following:
    • - Reset shape
    • - Save changes and stay in the tool
    • - Save changes and close the tool
Tip: While placing or editing the box, use snap points to snap to predefined points on your model, such as surface boundary fixed points or mid points of surfaces.