# Hello, could you help me to re-create surface object into solid object as I am showing in the pict!

PragueMember

Hello, could you help me to re-create surface object into solid object as I am showing in the picture! Thanks

• Member
edited September 2019

• PragueMember
edited September 2019

Fine, I will do it without any problem, but tomorrow in the afternoon.

Thanks

Jiri

• PragueMember
edited September 2019

No, now it is here! Thanks Jiri

• Member
edited September 2019

Geometry was repaired to return a solid body from the surfaces.  You will have to recreate the features I had to delete to do the repair.

• PragueMember
edited September 2019

Thanks a lot, however I need to understand what exactly have you done? And now I have to re-create a solid, but how? This is also my question.

Thanks

Jiri

• Member
edited September 2019

Jiri, what do you mean you have to re-create a solid?  The file I attached has a solid in it.

It's not important what I have done.  What is important is what you did to turn the solid into a surface body. You must be vigilant to check the box for Construction Curves so you don't cut the faces of your solid unless that is what you want.  After each operation, you must look at the Structure Outline and make sure you still have a solid. If you don't you must Undo the last step and do it over without turning the solid into a surface body.

• PragueMember
edited September 2019

So fine, but I still do not understand and how can I find out that I have only the solid and not the surfaces? How to find this out?

Thanks and sorry for my questions!

Jiri

• Member
edited September 2019

I mentioned this in one of my videos but here it is in a static image.  The top two items in the Structure: top plate and Bottom plate1 are surfaces. The icon is a purple tri-fold surface.  The bottom three items names Symmetry of 36 mm spacer_1 are solids. The icon is a green solid.

• PragueMember
edited September 2019

This is fine and I understand it well, the only thing is to have whole one solid as one solid and not three ones, so why to have three solids? Thanks these questions...

• PragueMember
edited September 2019

And why there are 3 objects and have the same names?

• Member
edited September 2019

In the example above, there are three solid spacers separating two surfaces that are plates.  You can name a body anything you want.

• PragueMember
edited September 2019

You mean the geometry above, i. e. posted yesterday - the model. So I have looked at the geometry as you show above and there is only one solid, so what is the Symmetry of 6 mm space_1? I am a bit confused - but sorry! Jiri

• PragueMember
edited September 2019

So in this case tell me where can I get the three solids object as you are mentioning. Thanks

Jiri

• PragueMember
edited September 2019

I have to go outside, so it will take me more than an hour to come back and go to see your info. Thanks

• PragueMember
edited September 2019

But also my problem is how can I repair the model from surfaces into 3D model object? I have no idea! This is the problem, just to know it from you!

• Member
edited September 2019

I was talking about this screen snapshot of some other model (not yours) that happened to have two surface bodies and three solid bodies so I could show you the icons to tell which body was a surface and which body was a solid.

• Member
edited September 2019

When you start with a solid, it is very easy to keep checking that you have not turned it into a surface by mistake just by looking at the icons after each operation. If you see that you have turned the solid into a surface, then you just hit Ctrl-z to undo the last action. If that doesn't give you a solid, keep hitting Ctrl-z until you get a solid.  Check that you still have a solid before saving the file.

You start with a solid and you keep checking that you haven't cut up the face of the solid as you draw curves as I showed at the 3 minute and 10 second mark in this video, which also shows some repair operations if you do that by mistake.