Generates 2D entities from the edges of 3D solids, 3D flat faces, and regions.
Note: This command does not extract entities from curved faces, such as a sphere or torus.
Accessing the Command
command bar: xedges
menu bar: Draw | Boundaries | Extract Edges
ribbon: Solid | Draw | Boundary | Extract Edges
toolbar: Draw | Boundaries |
Quad: Draw |
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select entities: (Select one or more 3D solids, 3D solid faces, or a regions)
Entities in set: 1
Select entities: (Select more entities, or else press Enter to end the command)
The result are 2D entities drawn in 3D space, such as lines, arcs, circles, ellipses, elliptical arcs, and splines. The entities are placed on the current layer.
Select one or more of the following entities: 3D solid, 3D solid face, and region:
Boundary - creates a polyline that forms a boundary inside a closed area through a dialog box.
-Boundary - creates a polyline boundary inside closed areas through the command bar.
Imprint: imprints 2D entities onto planar faces of 3D solids and surfaces; allows to create additional edges on planar faces.
ProjectGeometry - projects 2D geometry onto a region, a surface or a 3D solid; allows to create additional linework on the faces of solids and surfaces.
XFaces - extracts a set of 3D solid or surface faces as a new 3D surface object.