Copy MeshΒΆ

A mesh can be created by copying a part of or the whole other mesh.

To make a copy of a mesh:

From the contextual menu in the Object Browser of from the Mesh menu select Copy Mesh or click “Copy Mesh” button in the toolbar.

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“Copy Mesh” button

The following dialog box will appear:

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In the dialog:

  • specify the part of mesh to copy:

    • Select whole mesh, sub-mesh or group by mouse activating this checkbox; or
    • choose mesh elements with the mouse in the 3D Viewer. It is possible to select a whole area with a mouse frame; or
    • input the Source Element IDs directly in this field. The selected elements will be highlighted in the viewer; or
    • apply Filters. Set filter button allows to apply a filter to the selection of elements. See more about filters in the Selection filter library “Selection filter library” page.
  • specify the New Mesh Name;

  • specify the conditions of copying:

    • activate Generate groups checkbox to copy the groups of the source mesh to the newly created mesh.
  • Click Apply or Apply and Close button to confirm the operation.

See Also a sample Mesh Copying.