Offsetting the Mesh


task target This task shows how to offset a meshed cloud of points.
aprereq.gif (1231 bytes) Open the OffsetMesh1.CATPart model from the samples directory.
  1. Click Mesh Offset in the Mesh toolbar. The Offset Mesh dialog box appears.

  2. Select the mesh. 

  3. Type an Offset value.
    The offset mesh is displayed, together with a green vector representing the offset.

  4. Select the Create scans check box to create the free edges scans:

  5. Click Apply to check or update the result. Then click OK to confirm the result and exit the action.
    The element Offset Mesh.x is created in the specification tree.

  • In this release, a clipping problem may affect the bounding box of the offset mesh.
  • The offset is computed in the direction of the weighted normals of the points.
  • For better results, you should avoid to type a high offset value.

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