I have an STL (mesh file) file that I converted into DXF file, and then imported into Inventor.
The file contains a surface (meshed) I would like to create a thickness for each face. Since, the number of faces is very large, I cannot do it manually, is there an option/ trick to select them all, or perhaps a different way to create a thickness to the meshed surface.
Thanks in advance
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Thanks for your prompt response
I will download the inventor Addin to open STL file, but after this stage, what can I do to create a thicness for the surface. Note that I can select surfaces one by one and the surface do not apear in RHS tree.
how accurate does the surface need to be?
I've just had a quick play around with it (and I don't really know what I am doing with surface modelling)
But I would try to create a new 3d sketch, include the most critical points of the imported composite body and then boundary patch & stitch together to get a 'smooth surface'
1-Composite 0 RMB, copy to construction
2- double clic to construction node expand node 0, RMB to surfaces (284) and stitch, change the tolerence to .001 and apply
3- surface (1) RMB, copy object with output object option to surface and apply
4- exit construction node and thicken with quilt option, change the distance to .02 and apply
see attachment and roll down the end of part
Trying to follow your workflow but the step 2 seems impossible (in 2013...)
After copying to construction I am unable to use the stitch command on the newly created construction entity (group of surfaces)
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