Part ShapeFromMesh

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Part ShapeFromMesh.svg Part ShapeFromMesh‏‎

Menu location
Part → Create shape from mesh...
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
ConvertToSolid, RefineShape, PointsFromMesh


The Part ShapeFromMesh.svg Part ShapeFromMesh command creates a shape from a mesh object. Mesh objects have limited editing capabilities in FreeCAD, converting them to shapes will allow their use with many more tools in FreeCAD.


  1. Select the mesh object in the tree view.
  2. Go to the menu, Part → Part ShapeFromMesh.svg Create shape from mesh.
  3. A popup-menu will ask for the tolerance for sewing shape; the default value is 0.1.
  4. A shape from the mesh object is created as a separate new object.

Analyzing and repairing of the mesh, if needed, should be done manually before launching Part ShapeFromMesh.svg ShapeFromMesh. Appropriate tools for this task are available in the Workbench Mesh.svg Mesh Workbench.

After creation of a Shape, it may be useful to use Convert to solid (necessary for boolean operations) and Part RefineShape.svg Refine shape.