Information about treatment and properties of geometric entities in SimSolid.

Faceting Parameters

SimSolid uses lightweight facets to represent part faces. Assembly/part names and hierarchy is retained. Default facet settings should be OK for most geometries, but adjustments can be made. This is typically only required for complex curving geometry or very thin sections.

Two faceting parameters, angular deviation (degrees) and chordal deviation (mm), are used to control tessellation. The angular deviation influences the tessellation of curves with relatively small radii in comparison to the overall CAD model. The chordal deviation is the maximum distance between the actual part surface and the tessellated facet surface.

A Resolution menu allows you to set both deviation values. Four options are available: Standard, Enhanced, Fine and Custom.