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danjmcbride
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Solids versus Mass Elements

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01-05-2010 10:56 AM
I have a group of 84 3D solids that I converted into mass elements. I did them all at once, so now they're all grouped as a single mass elements, where I would like them to be separate. Is there a tool for separating mass elements that do not intersect each other? I'm looking for something similar to SOLIDEDIT>Body>seParate solids.

On another note. I converted to Mass Elements so that I could apply materials to the objects. Is it possible to add materials to 3D Solids and not have to mess with Mass Elements?

Thanks in advance,
Dan
*Nathan
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Re: Solids versus Mass Elements

01-05-2010 03:27 PM in reply to: danjmcbride
Might be easier to start again with the solids and onvert them one by one.
You can select the ME's and right click, split by plane. Might be hard to
get a clear line without intersecting another.
You can drag and drop materials from the editor onto the solid to attach or
right click the material.

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I have a group of 84 3D solids that I converted into mass elements. I did
them all at once, so now they're all grouped as a single mass elements,
where I would like them to be separate. Is there a tool for separating mass
elements that do not intersect each other? I'm looking for something
similar to SOLIDEDIT>Body>seParate solids.

On another note. I converted to Mass Elements so that I could apply
materials to the objects. Is it possible to add materials to 3D Solids and
not have to mess with Mass Elements?

Thanks in advance,
Dan
*Bill Gilliss
Message 3 of 3 (130 Views)

Re: Solids versus Mass Elements

01-05-2010 04:04 PM in reply to: danjmcbride
On 1/5/2010 6:27 PM, Nathan wrote:
> Might be easier to start again with the solids and onvert them one by one.
> You can select the ME's and right click, split by plane. Might be hard to
> get a clear line without intersecting another.
>

Easier way: convert the mass element back into a solid, then use
SEPARATE to get back to the original solids.

Then apply materials to the solids, which can be done by layer via the
MATERIALATTACH command rather than one-by-one.
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