Skin Surfaces

Use the Surfaces: Skin tool to create a surface by skinning across lines.

  1. From the 2D ribbon, click the Surfaces > Skin tool.

    Figure 1.
  2. Optional: Click on the guide bar to select which component new surfaces are created in.
  3. Select lines.
    At least two input lines are required. Three or more input lines fits a surface across all of the input lines, with the first and the last input lines defining the surface ends.

    Figure 2.
    The lines used to create the skin surface are automatically smoothed before the surface is created. As a result, the surface is created with a single face.
  4. Check Create mesh to automatically open the 2D meshing tool after creating surfaces. After you finish meshing, exit the tool to return to Geometry.
  5. On the guide bar, click one of the following:
    • - Apply and stay in the tool
    • - Apply and close the tool
    • - Exit the tool without applying