A mesh is a simple rectangular grid of control points. It is capable of representing a surface in the same way as the Polygon List entity except that the data is ordered. Mesh entity data can be used form the control polygon mesh of a BSpline surface. Indeed, the Mesh entity is equivalent to a second order BSpline Surface.
Menu: Create -> Drag Mesh.
Interactively create a Mesh by Left-Clicking to draw a rectangle defining the corner points of the control polygon. The initial orientation of surface will be defined on the Default Edit Plane.
Edit mode is entered by pressing F2 displaying the control polygon of the surface. The control points of the entity are selected and edited using the PolyCAD standard surface manipulation techniques.
Entity Attributes Panel
Mesh Attributes Panel
- Edit (F2)
- Show Attributes... (F11)
- Reverse in U
- Reverse in V
- Flip U-V
- Extract Edges
- Generate Polygon Mesh
- Explode to Polylines
- Make a BSpline Surface
- Extract Contours
Import / Export
|Initial Graphics Exchange Spec. (IGES)||Yes||Yes|
|FastShip (SRF)||as BSpline Surface Order=2|
|Ansys Element Script||as a Polygon List (Facets)|
|ACIS (Autodeck/Tribon/Aveva Marine Initial Design)||Yes|