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    Default Any way to convert 3D face into a 3D solid?

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    I have this chair in 3d but it consists of 3d faces and i can not convert all of them into sufraces or solids...only the faces that are on the same plane can be converted.Since the object is a little curved...i get the message"faces are not coplanar"...or something.
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    You could give this 'mesh-to-solid' routine a try: http://discussion.autodesk.com/threa...hreadID=469691
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    Thanks for the reply Cad64,but it doesn't work.The M2S lisp is asking a polygon mesh to solidify,but since i'm selecting a 3D face i get the message "that is not a polygon mesh".
    But thak you for the reply anyway.

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    Have you tried CONVTOSOLID?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CADTutor View Post
    Have you tried CONVTOSOLID?
    It can't be done...the only way i could convert something from the object into a solid was a tiny fraction of the faces wich were on the same plane...with this procedure : CONVTOSURFACE,then THICKEN ...but nevermind i needed this to create a section from that chair for a school project, and it's too late now .

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    I had the similar situation and I found a solution...at least it worked perfectly fine for me...I hope it will help you to get your problem solved...

    I had shape with quite complex geometry created in Architectural Desktop...I did this shape by drawing up 3D faces so eventually I could move the edges and stretch any of these faces as I wanted...then the next step for me was to get this new shape with many 3d faces in ADT as a 3d solid...it took me a while to find a way how to do this quickly without redoing the this new shape as a solid...here is a few very simple steps that I did...

    1. Saved this new file with many many 3d faces as a dwg file
    2. Imported this file into the 3dsmax (not by using file link manager...it will not work...this file must be imported as a dwg)
    3. When this file was imported I exported it as a dwg file instantly without doing anything else in 3ds max...
    4. Then I opened this new exported file in ADT and converted it as a Mass Element with Mass Element Tool
    5. Then I converted this new shape from a mass element to 3D solid with 3D solids Tool in ADT and that’s it...

    Now this new shape is 3D solid and it shouldn’t take more then a minute to do this if you have ADT and 3ds max already installed ...I hope this helps

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lazarus View Post
    I have this chair in 3d but it consists of 3d faces and i can not convert all of them into sufraces or solids...
    Can you zip and attach the file here?
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    well this is a blast form the past!
    But i still didn't resolve the issue....
    DidzisK Thanks for the suggestion but i don't use Autocad Architecture.
    JD Mather Here's the file.
    Thanks.
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    I thought convtosolid command would work, but it doesn't.

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    Lazarus many thanks for this model! I wanted to give it a try and test if convert to mass element and 3d solid tool in ADT can help solving this 3d face to 3d solid problem with this drawing and actually it did pretty well I think... I have managed to get this as a 3d solid but had to slice the solid to reduce the file size as it is about 650KB when zipped… I have given a ref. point on the drawing to merge the slices together…

    The only thing that I did notice using ADT was that converting to solid would not be possible is any of the 3d face objects has a gaps or isn't fully closed...or 3d faces are crossing each other...and when converting the 3d solid it is almost identical to original model from 3d faces...meshy !
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