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How to convert volumetric lattice to solid body

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How to convert volumetric lattice to solid body

Hello, I am very new to Fusion360 so I have a query regarding creating solid body from volumetric lattice. I infilled gyroid lattice in a cylindrical body. But when I try to export the body as solid body it doesn't get exported as the lattice infilled body rather only the unfilled solid cylinder without the created lattice is exported. How can I solve this. Thanks in advance. 

Message 2 of 4

There is no direct way to do this.  Volumetric geometry is not the same as solid geometry.  The lattice is applied to the solid afterward, kind of like a material is applied.  Why do you want this as a solid body?  If you are going to 3D print it, you can do that directly.  If a mesh will work, you can convert a body with a volumetric lattice applied to a mesh.  The resulting mesh will be heavy, though, with lots of faces, but might work for your purposes.


Jeff Strater
Engineering Director
Message 3 of 4

Thanks for your reply. Why I want this as a solid body is because I want to simulate the geometry using a software called "CENOS" for induction heating simulations. Unfortunately, the software accepts the solid bodies with *step file extensions only. Therefore, I have been trying to convert the volume lattice into a solid geometry using various sources. I used ntopology as well, there also, I could infill the gyroid lattice in a body but could export it only as mesh or other incompatible file extensions. I tried converting the lattice structure into a mesh and then again, the mesh into a solid body but that makes the solid structure extremely complex which is not accepted by the induction heating software. I have been struggling with this for quite some time now. I would really appreciate @jeff_strater if you could suggest me something to solve this issue. 


Message 4 of 4

Sorry, but I don't think that there is a way to make this work.  If you have already tried exporting as a mesh and converting that mesh to a solid, and the analysis app you are using won't accept that, then I do not know of any other solution at the moment.

Jeff Strater
Engineering Director

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