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Surface Utilities Toolbox

Tools in the Surface Utilities toolbox are used to extract curves from B-spline surfaces.

All tools in a toolbox are not always visible by default. To see all tools, right-click in the toolbox and select Show All from the menu.

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(3D only) Used to change the surface normal direction for a surface (cone, extruded surface, surface of revolution, or B-spline surface).
Change Surface Normal
Used to change the order of a B-spline surface in the U and/or V direction.
Change Surface Order
Used to change the closure settings in the U and/or V direction for a B-spline surface.
Change Surface Closure
Extract planar slices through surfaces, meshes and solids.

Planar Slice
Match the active B-spline surface settings to the attributes of a B-spline surface.

Match Surface Settings
Convert a solid to a surface.

Convert to Surface
Convert a solid to a surface.
Rebuild Surface
Graphically and numerically evaluate the attributes of a B-spline surface at given locations on the surface.

Extract Points from Surface/Face
Extract a B-spline curve(s) from a solid or a B-spline surface.

Extract Iso-Curves
Find the intersection point between a solid/surface and a linear element.

Compute Intersections
To visualize the curvature of a curve or surface.

Show Surface Curvature
Unroll a surface onto a plane, using an approximation process.

Unroll Developable Surface