ShowEdges

The ShowEdges command highlights edges of surfaces, polysurfaces, and meshes.

Note

Surface edges can be either trimmed or untrimmed.

Untrimmed edge

An edge that is not the result of a trim curve on the surface. The natural edge or outer bounds of a surface. The underlying surface will not extend past an untrimmed edge.

Untrimmed surface with control points on.

Trimmed edge

If trimmed, the underlying surface will generally extend past the edge.

Trimmed surface with control points on.

Steps

4 Select objects.

The edges highlight and the ends of edges are marked with point display markers in the color you selected.

Edge Analysis options

Show

All edges

Displays all surface, polysurface, and mesh edges.

Naked edges

Displays open edges in surfaces, polysurfaces, and meshes.

A surface, polysurface, or mesh edge that is not connected to another edge. Solid objects have no naked edges.

Non-manifold edges

Displays edges of polysurfaces or meshes that have more than one face joined to a single edge.

Zoom

Zoom to include the selected edges.

Zoom options

All

Zooms to include all naked edges.

Current

Zooms to the first edge in the selection. This useful if you zoom out with the mouse and want to zoom back in.

Next

Zooms to the next edge in the selection. If the selected objects have only one naked edge, this option is not displayed.

Previous

Zooms to the previous edge in the selection. If the selected objects have only one naked edge, this option is not displayed.

Mark

Marks the ends of the edge with point objects. If the All option was previously selected, all naked edges are marked.

Edge color

Sets the display color for the edges.

Add Objects

Adds objects to the edge display.

Remove Objects

Removes objects from the edge display.

ShowEdgesOff

The ShowEdgesOff command turns off edge display and closes the Edge Analysis control.

ZoomNaked

The ZoomNaked command finds and marks naked edges.

Steps

4 Select objects.

The active view zooms to display the first naked edge.

ZoomNaked options

All

Zooms to all naked edges.

Current

Zooms to the current naked edge. This useful if you zoom out with the mouse and want to zoom back in.

Next

Zooms to the next naked edge. If the selected objects have only one naked edge, this option is not displayed.

Previous

Zooms to the previous naked edge. If the selected objects have only one naked edge, this option is not displayed.

Mark

Marks the current naked edge by adding point objects at each end. If the All option was previously selected, all naked edges are marked.

ZoomNonManifold

The ZoomNonManifold command finds and marks non-manifold edges on selected objects.

ZoomNonManifold options

All

Zooms to all non-manifold edges.

Current

Zooms to the current non-manifold edge. This useful if you zoom out with the mouse and want to zoom back in.

Next

Zooms to the next non-manifold edge. If the selected objects have only one naked edge, this option is not displayed.

Previous

Zooms to the previous non-manifold edge. If the selected objects have only one naked edge, this option is not displayed.

Mark

Marks the current non-manifold edge by adding point objects at each end. If the All option was previously selected, all non-manifold edges are marked.

See also

Analyze objects

Manage object visibility