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.


“Copy Mesh” button

The following dialog box will appear:


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.