Propagate faces / Propagate volumes

Before starting

It is necessary to have a transformation (created beforehand) and faces / volumes to be able to propagate faces / volumes.

Propagate faces / volumes

To propagate faces / volumes:

Step Action

Select the faces / volumes to propagate:

  • in the Select menu click on Select faces / Select volumes

    (or on the icon / )

  • in the graphic scene click on the face / volume of interest

    (Keep pressed the Ctrl key for a multiple selection.)


Activate the command *:

  • open the contextual menu with the right mouse button
  • click on Propagate faces / Propagate volumes in the contextual menu
A new dialogue box is opened.

Fill out the fields:

  • choose a transformation
  • enter the number of the successive executions of the transformation
  • choose building option
    Warning: To build toroidal, spherical, helical faces / volumes use one of the building options which includes the creation of faces / volumes (Add Faces … , Add Volumes … ).
  • choose the option for the preparation of regions (optional)
    Note: To propagate regions:
    • for the case no propagated region (by default): it is useless to fill out the fields periodicity and suffix
    • for the other cases: see tables for the preparation of regions

Validate the information:

  • click on OK button
The new entities created (points, lines, faces, volumes) depend on the selected option.
A new dialog box for the extrusion of entities of the same type is automatically opened.

Quit the sequence:

  • click on Cancel button
Note: * You can also activate the propagation command by clicking on Propagate faces / Propagate volumes in the menu Geometry > Propagate (or on the icon / ).