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Culdagor
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Surfaces to Solid

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01-28-2014 04:34 AM
I know this has been asked many times, but I'm not able to bring these surfaces into a solid. Can someone point me in the right direction? This file was originally imported from a STP file.
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Cadmanto
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Re: Surfaces to Solid

01-28-2014 05:04 AM in reply to: Culdagor

Welcome to the forum.

Usually when you can't thicken a surface it means you have surfaces that have intersections that cannot mesh.

What exactly are you experiencing?  What messages?

What version are you running.  Can you post this file here in this thread?

 

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JDMather
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Re: Surfaces to Solid

01-28-2014 05:24 AM in reply to: Culdagor

Right click on the STEP file.

Select Send to Compressed (zipped) Folder.

Attach the resulting *.zip file here.

 

or

read this

http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/AU2008/ML205-1P%20Mather.pdf

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Re: Surfaces to Solid

01-28-2014 05:48 AM in reply to: JDMather
Thank you. I'm attaching the step.
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Culdagor
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Re: Surfaces to Solid

01-28-2014 05:51 AM in reply to: Culdagor
Is there a limit to posting attachments? I don't see neither my original .ipt file nor do I see now the .stp file attached to my posts.
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JDMather
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Re: Surfaces to Solid

01-28-2014 05:52 AM in reply to: Culdagor

Read response #3. - you should be attaching a *.zip, not a *.stp

How large is the zipped file?

What browser are you using to view this forum?

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Re: Surfaces to Solid

01-28-2014 05:55 AM in reply to: Culdagor

I don't either.

Just save it to your local and then browse to where it is under the attachments portion at the bottom of the responding screen.

 

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Culdagor
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Re: Surfaces to Solid

01-28-2014 05:57 AM in reply to: JDMather
I zipped before I attached I included both the stp and ipt. The zip file is under 4Mb and I'm using Firefox. In case I'm just being obtuse in some way I've setup a D/L link: www.oficio-belico.pt/downloads/dragon.zip
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karthur1
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Message 9 of 16 (152 Views)

Re: Surfaces to Solid

01-28-2014 06:39 AM in reply to: Culdagor

Not saying that its not impossible to get this into a solid, but it will take some work.

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Re: Surfaces to Solid

01-28-2014 08:32 AM in reply to: Culdagor

Explain what you have tried to get this surface model to a solid.

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