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*Andreas
Post 1 of 4

Slice and Thicken Commands - Bug???

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04-19-2006 04:21 PM
SLICE
Although the prompts for the SLICE command have changed a little they do not
seem to behave like it is suggested in the AutoCAD help and workshop
tutorial. For example one is supposed to be able to slice an object like
shown in the AutoCAD tutorial using an irregular surface (mesh).

I have tried to slice a solid along a 3DFACE, EDGESURF & RULESURF with no
luck. The only way I could slice the object was using traditional methods
like 3DPoint, and by selecting a Planar Object (as they call them now). I
certainly had no luck in reproducing the example as in the workshop. If any
one of you discover a way let me know.


THICKEN
Acad help says: "You can create a 3D solid from any surface type by
thickening the surface. You use the THICKEN command to convert surfaces to
solids."
However I tried thickening a 3DFace, a RuleSurf and and EdgeSurf and R2007
wouldn't allow me to do it. Maybe a bug.


Thanks

Andreas
*Shekhar Khedekar - Autodesk
Post 2 of 4

Re: Slice and Thicken Commands - Bug???

04-19-2006 04:30 PM in reply to: *Andreas
//Slice

You can only do this with the new surface objects (PLANESURF or
EXTRUDE/REVOLVE/LOFT/SWEEP of open curves). This will not work for the old
meshes.

//Thicken

Same logic. Thicken will only work for surfaces, not for old meshes.

I recommend trying to create new surface objects (which have true surface
characteristics, unlike the old polygonal meshes) and using SLICE and
THICKEN with those.

Thanks,
Shekhar

"Andreas" wrote in message
news:5148151@discussion.autodesk.com...
SLICE
Although the prompts for the SLICE command have changed a little they do not
seem to behave like it is suggested in the AutoCAD help and workshop
tutorial. For example one is supposed to be able to slice an object like
shown in the AutoCAD tutorial using an irregular surface (mesh).

I have tried to slice a solid along a 3DFACE, EDGESURF & RULESURF with no
luck. The only way I could slice the object was using traditional methods
like 3DPoint, and by selecting a Planar Object (as they call them now). I
certainly had no luck in reproducing the example as in the workshop. If any
one of you discover a way let me know.


THICKEN
Acad help says: "You can create a 3D solid from any surface type by
thickening the surface. You use the THICKEN command to convert surfaces to
solids."
However I tried thickening a 3DFace, a RuleSurf and and EdgeSurf and R2007
wouldn't allow me to do it. Maybe a bug.


Thanks

Andreas
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Post 3 of 4

Re: Slice and Thicken Commands - Bug???

04-19-2006 04:58 PM in reply to: *Andreas
http://home.pct.edu/~jmather/content/CAD238/AutoCAD_2007_Tutorials.htm
*Andreas
Post 4 of 4

Re: Slice and Thicken Commands - Bug???

04-19-2006 09:31 PM in reply to: *Andreas
Thank you all for clarifying the surfacing probs I have.


"Andreas" wrote in message
news:5148151@discussion.autodesk.com...
SLICE
Although the prompts for the SLICE command have changed a little they do not
seem to behave like it is suggested in the AutoCAD help and workshop
tutorial. For example one is supposed to be able to slice an object like
shown in the AutoCAD tutorial using an irregular surface (mesh).

I have tried to slice a solid along a 3DFACE, EDGESURF & RULESURF with no
luck. The only way I could slice the object was using traditional methods
like 3DPoint, and by selecting a Planar Object (as they call them now). I
certainly had no luck in reproducing the example as in the workshop. If any
one of you discover a way let me know.


THICKEN
Acad help says: "You can create a 3D solid from any surface type by
thickening the surface. You use the THICKEN command to convert surfaces to
solids."
However I tried thickening a 3DFace, a RuleSurf and and EdgeSurf and R2007
wouldn't allow me to do it. Maybe a bug.


Thanks

Andreas
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