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9th Mar 2003, 05:29 pm
I am slightly puzzled on how to form a 3d drawing on cad wthout the use of panneling over a line structure! how do i make my work have a thckness without having to create 2 panneled sides with a gap in the middle and block up the ends with more panneling just to create a sple structure whch isnt paper thin!
help wud be apprciated!
9th Mar 2003, 06:34 pm
Sounds like you are working with surfaces.
Try working in 3D using solid primitives from the solids toolbar. Right-click over any toolbar and click on Solids to get the Solids toolbar to appear on screen.
Read up the HELP files relating to the various tools on this toolbar and play about so that you can see the effects of the various tools. Read what is going on in the command line as you normally have to input sizes etc. as the commands are in progress.
You may also want the Solids Editing toolbar on screen at the same time. Same thing here again - read up the HELP files relating to the various solid editing tools.
Enjoy - it's hard work but a pleasure to see things created in 3D.
10th Mar 2003, 02:05 pm
Make sure the lines are 'regions' or 'closed Polylines' ,convert them to a pline using PEDIT, then extrude them to create a height. My site has a turorial on extrude. www.autocadzone.com
Any line can be the basis for a TABSURF which needs a line and direction vertical. This is an extrude but for surfaces.
Hit f1 in Acad for help on these.
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