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# Patch - boundary fill - what is it for?

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03-11-2014 12:17 PM

Hi,

in the patch workspace under the create button there is the option 'boundary fill'.
I tried to find a tutorial about what it does but I could not.

Can someone explain what this tool does?

Thanks a lot!

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# Re: Patch - boundary fill - what is it for?

03-11-2014 04:18 PM in reply to: thburn

If you have a couple of surface bodies that enclose a volume, the boundary fill command can create a solid based on the the surface bodies.

Since a picture is worth a million words... Here's a quick video:

http://screencast.com/t/zu81LXDpoRzj

Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

Thanks,

Nathan Chandler

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# Re: Patch - boundary fill - what is it for?

03-12-2014 12:12 AM in reply to: innovatenate

Hi innovatenate,

thanks for that video, basically it is clear now but there is one question left.

I do not understand the meaning of the tickbox 'Select cells' - what is this for please?

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# Re: Patch - boundary fill - what is it for?

03-12-2014 06:59 AM in reply to: thburn

Boundary fill takes workplanes, surfaces and and solids as inputs. It intersects these shapes and finds all the closed volumes or "Cells." You can choose which cells you want and what type of operation you want them to perform.

Here is some geometry:

I have selected all the geometry and it shows the individual closed volumes as "cells. I have selected some and will use them to cut the model.

Here is the result:

Kevin Schneider

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# Re: Patch - boundary fill - what is it for?

03-13-2014 07:42 AM in reply to: schneik

Hi Kevin,

thanks - that made it clear to me!