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Running the Surface Wizard

To run the Surface Wizard:

  1. Open a file that contains a mesh feature and click Surface Wizard Tool_Surface_Wizard_ScanTo3D.gif (ScanTo3D toolbar) or Tools > ScanTo3D > Surface Wizard.
  2. Follow the wizard which has two methods to extract surfaces:
    • Automatic creation. Uses a single-step process to automatically create a solid model. This option is good for anatomical and organic shapes.
    • Guided creation. Uses a multi-step process to create surfaces, allowing you more control over the surfaces. This option is good for analytical surfaces or when you want to have more control over the surfaces.

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