Detect Leaks

Use the Wrap: Leak Check tool to detect leaks in your model before wrapping.

When you have to wrap parts, it is important to first check for leaks to avoid any unnecessary regions being captured in the wrapping process. Leaks are found by tracing available paths between enclosed seed nodes and target nodes through gaps bigger than a given leak search size.

  1. From the Geometry ribbon, click the Wrap > Leak Detection tool.

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  2. Select the parts to be checked for leaks.
  3. Optional: Click on the guide bar to define seed radius.
  4. Select enclosed seed nodes.
    Click on geometry to place a node then click on the node itself to reposition it inside of the selected part(s).

    Enclosed nodes should be completely inside the enclosure of interest.

  5. Select target seed nodes.
    Target nodes should be positioned in space outside of the selected part(s) and along known leak areas.

    You can select multiple target points to find multiple paths.

  6. Set the leak search size in the microdialog.
    Any gaps bigger than search size will be flagged.
  7. Click Check.

Once leaks are found, review the paths and close the leaks using the Wrap > Cap tool or the Surfaces > Patch tool.

The leak path is stored in a part called "_leak path". You can delete it once you are done.