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

    • Georgiro1
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      Hello, could you help me to re-create surface object into solid object as I am showing in the picture! Thanks


    • peteroznewman
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      Please attach the file.

    • Georgiro1
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      Fine, I will do it without any problem, but tomorrow in the afternoon.


      Thanks


      Jiri


       

    • Georgiro1
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      No, now it is here! Thanks Jiri

    • peteroznewman
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      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.

    • Georgiro1
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      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


       

    • peteroznewman
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      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.

    • Georgiro1
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      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

    • peteroznewman
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      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.


    • Georgiro1
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      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...

    • Georgiro1
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      And why there are 3 objects and have the same names?

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

    • Georgiro1
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      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

    • Georgiro1
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      So in this case tell me where can I get the three solids object as you are mentioning. Thanks


      Jiri

    • Georgiro1
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      I have to go outside, so it will take me more than an hour to come back and go to see your info. Thanks

    • Georgiro1
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      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!

    • peteroznewman
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      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.


    • peteroznewman
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      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.

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