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trevor.wilson
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Convert Polyface Mesh in 3D Solid

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11-23-2011 08:43 AM

I have recieved a drawing drawn in a polyface mesh and I'm trying to convert it into a 3D shape in order to determine the volume and surface area of the shapes. Can anyone think of a solution to this problem?

 

I'm running AutoCAD 2011 on Windows XP.

 

Thanks for any help!

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Patchy
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Re: Convert Polyface Mesh in 3D Solid

11-23-2011 09:37 AM in reply to: trevor.wilson

Attach it here would help to see how complicate it is.

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trevor.wilson
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Re: Convert Polyface Mesh in 3D Solid

11-23-2011 09:51 AM in reply to: trevor.wilson

This is the kind of shape we're dealing with. It's part of a spillway for a dam.

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Patchy
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Re: Convert Polyface Mesh in 3D Solid

11-23-2011 10:02 AM in reply to: trevor.wilson

Maybe this will do

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trevor.wilson
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Re: Convert Polyface Mesh in 3D Solid

11-23-2011 10:11 AM in reply to: trevor.wilson

YES! Thats exactly what we're trying to accomplish. How did you do that?

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trevor.wilson
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Re: Convert Polyface Mesh in 3D Solid

11-23-2011 10:14 AM in reply to: trevor.wilson

Would you be able to convert an object like this?

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Patchy
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Re: Convert Polyface Mesh in 3D Solid

11-23-2011 03:43 PM in reply to: trevor.wilson

Yes,

1st.    use MESHSMOOTH

2nd.   use CONVTOSOLID

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tricia.curmi
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Re: Convert Polyface Mesh in 3D Solid

11-23-2011 04:12 PM in reply to: trevor.wilson

Perfect. Thanks a bunch Patchy.

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JDMather
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Re: Convert Polyface Mesh in 3D Solid

11-23-2011 04:36 PM in reply to: tricia.curmi

I think I would request better geometry.

Start metric file.

Issue acisin command and instert attached.

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Re: Convert Polyface Mesh in 3D Solid

10-14-2012 03:18 AM in reply to: trevor.wilson

There is a "Polyhedral Mesh to Solid" app in the Autodesk app's store thats very good also.

You get a Trial so no need to buy it if you only have a few to convert.

 

The same company also has an Obj import for AutoCAD.

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