|1.||From the Geom page, select the Midsurface panel.|
|2.||Select the quick edit subpanel.|
|3.||Select the failing midsurface.|
You will see three new components: surface to offset (yellow), midsurface to edit (cyan), and targets (red). All three new components are temporary and will disappear when you leave the midsurface panel.
Review the targets (red) and the midsurface to edit (cyan) and determine the targets that are incorrectly placed.
|4.||Select a point (edge) to offset on the yellow surface (Surface to offset). |
A red circle appears around the point selected. If you are selecting a point, it must be a point on the yellow surface edges. If you are inserting a new point target, the point to offset may be any point on the yellow surface edges.
|5.||You may assign a new target, by selecting an existing pilot point/edge or create a new one. Once the new pilot is selected, the cyan surface is updated.|
|6.||You can now assign targets to other points (edges) by selecting the new target or by clicking to advance to the required target. |
|7.||Once you completed updating all the required targets you can click update to apply all your changes and make the new midsurface permanent. This removes all the temporary surfaces and targets|
With manual editing, care should be taken to assign reasonable targets. In particular, the surface edges should not self-intersect (overlap); otherwise, the surface may not facet/mesh.
The distance between the surface to offset and midsurface to edit (plate thickness) is constrained by a quadric approximation. The midsurface to edit may not go exactly through the assigned targets if their positions cannot be covered by this approximation.