Export to Mesh Body

After you run a Topology Study, you can export the optimized shape (as shown in a Material Mass plot with smoothed mesh) to a mesh BREP body.

In the Export Smoothed Mesh PropertyManager, under Advanced Export, select Solid body or Surface body. Click Create mesh bodies bounded by single faces.

The mesh bodies (also known as mesh boundary representation or mesh BREP bodies) are made up of mesh facets (triangles). For solid bodies, the mesh facets form a closed boundary surface (also known as watertight mesh). For surface bodies, the mesh forms an open surface BREP.

Click Group facets into faces to collect the mesh facets into selectable faces. These mesh faces are defined as a collection of facets and do not have a parametric representation, so you cannot modify their dimensions.

You can save a mesh body in the current configuration (saved as imported body in the FeatureManager® design tree), in a new configuration, or in a new SOLIDWORKS part file (*.sldprt).

The mesh BREP body is independent of the mesh representing the finite element model of the geometry in Simulation.