Mesh RemoveCompByHand

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Mesh RemoveCompByHand.svg Mesh RemoveCompByHand

Menu location
Meshes → Remove components by hand...
Default shortcut
Introduced in version
See also
Mesh RemoveComponents, Arch SplitMesh


The Mesh RemoveCompByHand command removes components from mesh objects.


  1. A component refers to a complete group of connected faces. Usually a mesh object contains a single component. But, for example after using the Mesh Merge command, a mesh object can contain multiple components.
  2. The command uses the color red to mark selected components. To see them properly:
    • The ViewDisplay Mode of the mesh objects should show faces. If necessary use the Std DrawStyle command to override this property.
    • The ViewShape Color of the mesh objects should not be red.
  3. Select the Meshes → Mesh RemoveCompByHand.svg Remove components by hand... option from the menu.
  4. The cursor changes to a hand icon.
  5. Select the components you wish to delete in the 3D view.
  6. Optionally select Clear selected faces from the 3D view context menu to deselect all components.
  7. Select Delete selected faces from the 3D view context menu to delete the selected components.
  8. Select Leave removal mode from the 3D view context menu to finish the command.