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How do I query for just the inside surfaces?

fastwayjimfastwayjim PROMember, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 219 PRO
For example, I have a pipe network. I want to query for all of the inside surfaces of the pipe, and I don't want the outside surfaces or the end faces of the pipes.

Another example: I have a cavity (like a mold tool), and I want to query for just the inner surfaces.

Thanks!

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  • fastwayjimfastwayjim PRO Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 219 PRO
    Great, thanks!

    Ya, I imagine using it in multiple contexts right now, so defining "inside" and "outside" intelligently through logic would be ideal, but I'm not sure how to do that. Perhaps, is there a way to create a surface normal vector, and check to see if it intersects with any other faces? Yes = Inside, No = Outside.

    However, for the specific use cases I can think of, I think qTangentConnectedFaces will work, and I will just have the user select "one of the interior faces". For both mold and fluid flow geometry, the prudent designer would have no sharp edges...
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