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SurfaceFromMesh Method (IMeshBody)

Creates a surface from the selected facets in this mesh body.

.NET Syntax

Visual Basic (Declaration) 
Function SurfaceFromMesh( _
   ByVal SurfaceType As System.Integer, _
   ByVal FacetTolerance As System.Double, _
   ByVal ExtendSurfaceSize As System.Double, _
   ByRef ErrorCode As System.Integer _
) As System.Object
Visual Basic (Usage) 
Dim instance As IMeshBody
Dim SurfaceType As System.Integer
Dim FacetTolerance As System.Double
Dim ExtendSurfaceSize As System.Double
Dim ErrorCode As System.Integer
Dim value As System.Object
value = instance.SurfaceFromMesh(SurfaceType, FacetTolerance, ExtendSurfaceSize, ErrorCode)
System.object SurfaceFromMesh( 
   System.int SurfaceType,
   System.double FacetTolerance,
   System.double ExtendSurfaceSize,
   out System.int ErrorCode
System.Object^ SurfaceFromMesh( 
&   System.int SurfaceType,
&   System.double FacetTolerance,
&   System.double ExtendSurfaceSize,
&   [Out] System.int ErrorCode


Type of surface to create as defined by swSurfaceTypes_e (see Remarks)
0.0 (High tolerance) <= Percent facet selection <= 100.0 (Low tolerance)
Extension in meters of the surface body to fit the selected facets and geometric shape
0 if successful, -1 if not

Return Value



See the IBody2::ConvertToMeshBody examples.


This method:

  • is analogous to the Insert menu > Mesh > Surface From Mesh functionality in the user interface.
  • creates a Surface-From-MeshX feature in the FeatureManager design tree.

Before calling this method, select as many facets in the mesh body as are needed to create the type of surface.

SurfaceType can be one of only swSurfaceTypes_e.:


For more information, see the SOLIDWORKS user-interface help > Parts and Features > Graphics Mesh and Mesh BREP Bodies > Creating a Surface from Mesh Feature topic.


See Also


SOLIDWORKS 2023 FCS, Revision Number 31

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