Fix Normals

Use the Normals tool to fix element normals using different methods.

  1. From the View Controls toolbar, set the model color to Surface Normals to see the existing normals.

    Figure 1.
  2. From the Discrete ribbon, click the Normals tool.

    Figure 2.
  3. Select parts or surfaces that form a closed volume.
    Select elements if needed for the By Connectivity fix method.
  4. Define a fix method.
    • By Ray Tracing - This option works best if the input almost forms a closed volume.
    • By Connectivity - Use this option to fix normals on few remaining elements. For this method, it is not required that the input forms a closed volume.

      Choose whether to update or reverse the normals.

  5. Click Fix.