Splitting Models and Parts

A part is a grouping of one or more surfaces in a model. Each surface is also a part, which can be composed of smaller pieces. Surfaces do not have to be physically next to each other to be grouped together or to constitute a single part.

Sometimes you need to extract individual surfaces or several surfaces from the part to which they are assigned for greater flexibility with appearance assignment or animation.

To split models and parts:

  1. Click Selection Tool > Part .
  2. Right-click a part and click Edit > Split Part.
  3. In the dialog box, adjust the Facet Angle Tolerance to set the part tolerance.
  4. Click the part to preview the tolerance settings.
    On parts with many polygons, this may take several seconds to update.
  5. Continue the tolerance adjustments as necessary.
  6. Click Execute Split to split the part.