Separating Surfaces from Bodies

The separate surface command is used to separate a surface from a sheet body or a solid body.

To separate a surface from a body

  1. On the Command Panel, click on Geometry and then Surface.
  2. Click on the Modify action button.
  3. Select Split from the drop-down menu.
  4. Select Separate from the drop-down menu.
  5. Enter in the appropriate value for Surface ID(s). This can also be done using the Pick Widget function.
  6. Click Apply.

Separate Surface <range>

Separating a surface from a solid body will create a "hole" in the solid body. Thus the solid body will become a sheet body. The newly separated surface will be also sheet body, but it will have a different id. Multiple surfaces can be separated from a body at the same time, but each separated surface will result in a distinct sheet body, as if the command had been performed on each surface individually.