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Import Diagnostics PropertyManager

Import Diagnostics repairs imported models.

To open the Import Diagnostics PropertyManager:

With a model open, click Import Diagnostics (Tools toolbar) or Tools > Import Diagnostics.

  • Messages in the PropertyManager inform you of the model status and the results of actions.
  • Select a face or gap in the lists to see the fault highlighted in the graphics area.
  • Tooltips explain the fault (Self-intersecting face, for example).
  • You can add faces to the list of faces so that Attempt to Heal All will simplify them.

To repair a model:

  1. Click Attempt to Heal All.
  2. If faults remain, repair faulty faces first. Right-click a face in the list and select from the menu.
  3. Repair gaps last. Right-click a gap in the list and select from the menu.

Analyze Problem

Faulty faces [n]

The number of faulty faces is reported. As faces are repaired, the icon is replaced by , or they are removed from the list and the number decrements. Select a face in the graphics area to add it to the list. Although the face is not faulty, the diagnostic procedure might simplify its geometry.

Face<n>. The faulty faces are numbered sequentially.

When you right-click a face, you can select:

Repair Face

Delete Face

If a face has too many faults to repair, you can delete the face and insert a new face in the gap.

Re-check Face

Diagnose this face only and display the results.

What's Wrong?

Display the tooltip in a dialog box.

Zoom to Selection

Invert Zoom to Selection

Zoom to the opposite side of the faulty face.


Edit the color of a selected face in a dialog box.

Remove Face from List

Gaps between faces [n]

The gaps are numbered sequentially and the number of sides is reported.

Face<n>. The faulty faces are numbered sequentially.

When you right-click a gap, you can select:

Heal Gap

Attempts to adjust the faces around the gap or else knits a new face into the gap.

Remove Gap

Removes every face adjacent to the gap.

Zoom to Selection

Invert Zoom to Selection

Zooms to the opposite side of the gap.

Gap Closer

A tool with handles for manually repairing gaps. Gaps can include extraneous tabs.

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