I was encouraged to see this as we often need to create an autocad solid from a surface which this does well. We typically use these for imput to other modelling software such as ANSYS.
However, any surfaces and hence solids it creates are gridded surfaces not the triangulated surface.
Any idea if it will be possible to output a solid of the triangulated surface or have I just missed something in my quick review?
Currently, the gradings can only be converted to a civil grid surface. Such a surface cannot include parking lot boundaries and breaklines because it is gridded. However, this is just a limitation of labs preview and we do want to support conversion to Civil Tin in future.
The 3d solid created from the model (by switching to solid mode and then extracting AutoCAD 3D solid) is not grid-based. It is a very accurate representation of the solution (and slow due to this reason). The solution is grid-based only as long as you are in the grid mode. Surfaces exported in this mode are also gridded (and hence approximate). (We do intend to support export to TIN in future, as indicated in my previous post.) The moment you switch to solid mode, the grid model is destroyed and replaced with an accurate solid model with hard edges where necessary.
Thanks for the powerful tools!
Can you tell me how can see only the work canvas instead of the orgin surface in the right viewport?
I assume that you want to turn off the tin surface in 3D. You can set the surface style to not display any components (contours, triangles, etc.) in 3D. Does that answer your question?
yes,I want to turn off the tin surface in viewport . with your directions I got it .thank!
can somebody give othe examples of the video? thanks!
The technology preview has ended. The add-on will stop working on August 1, 2012. Thanks to everyone who participated.
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