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You use the Split tab to apply fixtures or external forces to a section of a face instead of the whole face. The Split tab divides selected faces by either projecting a sketch on the selected faces, or by intersecting faces between two touching components.

Type of Split

  • Sketch. Splits a face by projecting a sketch on it. You can use an existing sketch or click Create Sketch to create a new sketch. The sketch and the face to split must belong to the same body.

  • Intersection. Splits a touching face between two bodies in contact. The two bodies must have touching edges or faces.


Project Sketch

Lists the sketch you selected or created.

Other Faces to Split

Select the faces to split.

Splitting face

(Available when Intersection is selected). Select the intersecting face.


Single direction

Projects the sketch in only one direction.


Reverse direction

Projects the sketch in the opposite direction.


Create Split

Click to split the selected faces.

Related Topics

Splitting a face with Split tab

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