Tutorial 6: MiniCAD

Tutorial 6. Part 2. Surface Correction on Quads

All of the correction techniques that can be used on triangular surfaces can be used on quads except that gaps on quad surfaces cannot be filled. However, an effective technique available for quad surfaces is that they can be transformed into GridPro topology, manipulated and then transformed back into a surface. One advantage of transforming the surfaces into topology is that all of the topology tools, such as insert topology sheet, can also be used for surface correction.

Step 1. Surface Correction on Quads

One way to conduct surface manipulation on quads is to transform the surface into GridPro topology. Let’s learn about this procedure by going to the surf sub-menu at the top and choosing load:file to load in the quad_surf file. Make sure it is loaded in as a quad surface by choosing quad in the type sub-menu.