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Mesh from Points

Used to construct a triangulated mesh element from a selected set of points. Points can include the end points of lines, line strings, shape vertices, and mesh elements.

You can access this tool from the following:

  • Ribbon: Modeling > Mesh > Create
  • Toolbox: Create Meshes

The mesh element is triangulated as if the points or vertices of the different elements were projected onto a transparent plane then projected back to the original location as triangles.

Direction Defines the direction of the plane for triangulation.
  • Global Z — Sets the triangulation plane to the Top view or about the global Z of the design cube.
  • View — Sets the triangulation plane relative to the selected view.
  • Vector — Sets the triangulation plane to a user-defined vector.
  • Tunnel — Sets the triangulation plane to an open cylinder. The points are projected to the walls of the cylinder and not the ends. The axis of the cylinder is user-defined.
  • Volume — Sets the triangulation to a sphere. The points are projected to the walls of the sphere. The axis of the sphere is user-defined.
Expand to Rectangle (Global Z, View, and Vector only) If on, expands the selection to a rectangular shaped mesh element.
Keep Original If on, the original point elements are retained and referenced data can be used to create the mesh.