Hide Table of Contents

Mesh Edit PropertyManager

The Mesh Edit PropertyManager lets you manipulate the mesh geometry as follows:

  • Move

  • Copy

  • Scale

  • Offset

This functionality is useful for plastic parts that contain surfaces directly related to manufacturing operations. For example, to apply scaling for shrinkage in an injection mold operation.

To edit meshes:

  1. Do one of the following:

    • Click Mesh Edit (ScanTo3D toolbar).

    • Click Tools, ScanTo3D, Mesh Edit.

    • Right-click the mesh feature in the FeatureManager design tree and select Mesh Edit.

  1. In the PropertyManager:

    1. Select a Manipulation Method.

    2. Set the options. For the Translate and Rotate options, you can set values manually or use the triad  to set them.

    3. Click .

Manipulation Method

Move/Copy Mesh.

Scale/Offset Mesh.

Meshes to Move/Copy or Scale/Offset

Select meshes or sub-meshes .

Copy. Copies the selected meshes. In Number of copies , set a value.


Select one direction to translate .

, , . Repositions the mesh by the values you set.


Select one axis to rotate .

, , Coordinate of centroid. Repositions the mesh centroid to the values you set.

, , . Rotation angle. Rotates the meshes to the values you set.


Scale about: Select Centroid, Origin, or Coordinate System.

Uniform Scaling. When selected, the mesh scales uniformly in all directions by the value you set in Scale coefficient. When cleared, you set independent scale coefficients in the X, Y, and Z directions.


Set a value in Distance to offset. Select Reverse the offset direction if necessary.

Provide feedback on this topic

SOLIDWORKS welcomes your feedback concerning the presentation, accuracy, and thoroughness of the documentation. Use the form below to send your comments and suggestions about this topic directly to our documentation team. The documentation team cannot answer technical support questions. Click here for information about technical support.

* Required

Subject:   Feedback on Help Topics
Page:   Mesh Edit PropertyManager
*   I acknowledge I have read and I hereby accept the privacy policy under which my Personal Data will be used by Dassault Systèmes

Print Topic

Select the scope of content to print:


We have detected you are using a browser version older than Internet Explorer 7. For optimized display, we suggest upgrading your browser to Internet Explorer 7 or newer.

 Never show this message again

Web Help Content Version: SOLIDWORKS 2011 SP05

To disable Web help from within SOLIDWORKS and use local help instead, click Help > Use SOLIDWORKS Web Help.

To report problems encountered with the Web help interface and search, contact your local support representative. To provide feedback on individual help topics, use the “Feedback on this topic” link on the individual topic page.