Mesh Modeling

Quad Mesh Tools

Quad mesh tools have been introduced to support a new modeling method of subdivision. The tools are now accessible through the mesh tool palette in the main tool window. The quad mesh suite of tools enables an alternative conceptual design process based on mesh modeling. One of the advantages of mesh-based modeling is that models can be quickly pushed or pulled into complex shapes, whereas precision solids have some limits in what you can push or pull. The mesh tools focus on creating quad meshes, which are suitable for subdivision modeling techniques.

Mesh Tools

Mesh By Points

Create three or four sided meshes. Or load mesh points from STL, OBJ, or PLY files.

Mesh By Points

Mesh Primitives

Create mesh primitive shapes using block, sphere, and torus shapes.

Mesh Primitives

Mesh Surfaces

Use curves to create mesh surfaces from skin, lathe, extrude, and cover tools.

Mesh Surfaces

Bridge Tool

Connect two regions together by combining and merging facets, edges, and vertices.

Bridge Tool

Add Loop

Inserts a new row of facets, edges, and vertices into a part, providing additional control over regions of a meshed part.

Add Loop

Fill Tool

Add a cap or fill a hole of a meshed part.

Fill Tool

Subdivision Tool

The Subdivision Tool will smooth a collection of triangle or quads. The smoothed representation is used for display while preserving the control polygon for editing.

Subdivision Tool Subdivision Tool

Mesh to NURBS Tool

Bridge the gap between mesh and solid modeling with Shark's state-of-the-art mesh to NURB tool. Convert quad dominant meshes to primarily G2 continuous NURB surfaces and solids. Meshes converted into solid models are suitable for feature-based operations such as blending, chamfering, and shelling as well as sharing to precision file formats such as STEP.

*This tool is only available in SharkCAD Pro

Mesh to NURBS Tool

Associative Meshes and Solids

Create parts from meshes that are associative. Change the mesh and the associated solid and operations automatically update.

*This tool is only available in SharkCAD Pro

Associative Meshes and Solids