How to create a conformal lattice from a Quad mesh


Learn how to create a conformal lattice from a quad mesh.

Applies to:

  • Conformal lattices, an alternative to Lattice Body from CAD face workflows


1. Create a mesh, import a mesh, or extract mesh faces.

2. Add a Remesh Surface block and input your mesh to refine it

3. Convert your mesh into a Quad Mesh

    • Add a Quadrangulate Mesh block
      • Input your Remesh Surface block
      • Edit the Quad Mesh settings until you are happy with the result (Each quad will be a lattice unit cell)


4. Convert the Quad Mesh into a lattice

    • Add a Periodic Lattice Body block (beta block) 
      • Add a Cell Map on Quad Mesh block
        • Add a Graph Unit Cell (Custom, graph, or TPMS)
          • For desired results, make sure your unit cell is symmetrical
        • Edit the Offset, Layer count, and Thickness until you are happy with the results


Test out the different unit cells and settings to see what you can create.


And that’s it! You’ve successfully created a lattice from a quad mesh

Are you still having issues? Contact the support team, and we’ll be happy to help!

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  • For some reason, this great BETA block "Lattice Body from Quad Mesh" does not appear to be available with the latest version 2.31.2
    Is it a mistake/bug? has it been replaced by something else or a custom block?

  • Figured out how to do it with 2.31.2
    Periodic Lattice Body + Cell Map on Quad Mesh

  • Thanks for your comment! This was recently updated in 2.30. I've gone ahead and updated the article with the new block name.


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