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Uncle_McPeanut
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converting revolved surface to solid

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01-10-2011 06:04 AM

hi im trying to convert a suface to solid with an eclipsed shell but it wont let me do it ive attached the pictures showing what im trying to do

 

in the first picture the dimensions are inputted the second picture is the lines converted to a surface

im not sure how to convert the lines or the surface to a solid

thnx

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Uncle_McPeanut
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Re: converting revolved surface to solid

01-10-2011 06:08 AM in reply to: Uncle_McPeanut

by the way im not realy educated on this yet so if you keep the answers simple that would realy help

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Patchy
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Re: converting revolved surface to solid

01-10-2011 07:24 AM in reply to: Uncle_McPeanut
wAfter you have created a revolvedsurface use command THICKEN,(Try .05)and it will turn into a 3dsolid.
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Uncle_McPeanut
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Re: converting revolved surface to solid

01-10-2011 05:48 PM in reply to: Patchy

it says object intersect itself when i try to thicken

is there a posibility that you can create this object staight from 2d lines to 3d solid like and eclipsed press pull comand that turns it into a streched sphere though that kinda still doesnt help me its a pointed object and thats probably why im having so much trouble

 

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Uncle_McPeanut
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Re: converting revolved surface to solid

01-10-2011 05:49 PM in reply to: Patchy

did you double post or something cause your second one didnt show up

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Patchy
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Re: converting revolved surface to solid

01-10-2011 10:10 PM in reply to: Uncle_McPeanut

It did not attach the drawing I drew. Trying one more time.

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Uncle_McPeanut
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Re: converting revolved surface to solid

01-11-2011 02:47 AM in reply to: Uncle_McPeanut

i had a look at the solid but what i need or rather want is a complete solid so i can figure out its volume and wieght and seing as this is an eclisped shape and then section, then revolved i dont think there is a way of mathmaticaly doing this via an equation even with todays great people behind us that made mathmatics what we know of it today

what im trying to get at is there isnt and equation for the volume of that wierd shape to my knowledge that hasn't got a name yet lol what it is is a tip off a bullet a very large one and i need to find the wieght in brass

hopfully that confusing mess of words explained it

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Uncle_McPeanut
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Re: converting revolved surface to solid

01-11-2011 03:21 AM in reply to: Uncle_McPeanut

ill guess i have to machine it first and wieght it on a really accurate scale, emphasis on really after i get it to nice and accurate machine specs

 

thnx for your help

wait how did you make the green thing and is it accurate to the 2d drawing cause if it is i love you and want to know how you did it

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WilliamForty
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Re: converting revolved surface to solid

01-11-2011 03:30 AM in reply to: Uncle_McPeanut

why can't you just use the REVOLVE command ? This produces a solid by revolving a profile around an axis.

 

Ah, I just realised something. What the command produces depends on if the profile is closed or not. If it is a closed polyline for example, it will produce a solid, but if it is not closed it will create a revolved surface.

 

Regards,

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Uncle_McPeanut
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Re: converting revolved surface to solid

01-11-2011 04:11 AM in reply to: WilliamForty

tried that but not sure if i did it right i used the polyline thing and then tried to revolve it but it still wouldnt work i think i might be the way im doing it, i has no idea. though its a really mathmaticaly wierd shape and i have no idea how to turn it into a solid with volume

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