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capac

I created this wire frame with lines and polylines, and now I want to turn it into a solid. Any bidders... :)

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JBullseye74

Im no 3d expert but have you tried playing around with Edgesurf?

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CADTutor

First, you only need the base shape, so you can erase the verticals and the top. Create a Region using your base shape and then use Extrude. You don't say which version of AutoCAD you're using so details will vary but essentially, that's it.

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capac

Region and Extrude worked great! Once again, thanks. I've only been using CAD for a week and a half now, so appreciate the patience.

 

-capac

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Mr T

Have you rendered anything yet ?

 

Nick

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Gothic
I created this wire frame with lines and polylines, and now I want to turn it into a solid. Any bidders... :)

 

 

make face extrude with any height. :glare:

 

Hope this helps you....:P

 

Gothic.

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neunew
I created this wire frame with lines and polylines, and now I want to turn it into a solid. Any bidders... :)

 

Hi,capac

I have the same problem with you.Could you tell you how you solved the problem.Thanks.

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ReMark

You get today's prize for resurrecting the oldest post (circa 2006).

 

Create the profile of the object. Covert it to a Region. Extrude or Press/Pull the object the required height. Done.

 

If you Extrude lines and arcs you'll end up with Surfaces. So you must either use Pedit and join everything up as a continuous poyline or use the Region command.

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JD Mather

All you need is the base profile - don't need Region, don't need Pedit.....

 

Simply presspull and click inside the profile and enter height.

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ReMark

I stand corrected. Thanks JDM.

 

Follow the man's advice ^ ^ ^ and you'll be off and running.

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MikeScott

It depends what version of AutoCAD you've got.

 

I'd change the line heights back to zero, region them, and then Extrude it like ReMark suggests..

 

But then.. I don't have Press Pull on my version.. I wasn't sure if 2008 had it either.

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JD Mather
It depends what version of AutoCAD you've got.

 

My response was intended only for the OP - saw in his info using 2007 or later (presspull was added in 2007 release).

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a1harps

Thanks for hammering that point home JD. I am guilty of some needless pedit use myself.

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JD Mather
Thanks for hammering that point home JD. I am guilty of some needless pedit use myself.

 

Old habits die hard - I almost always Pedit myself even though I know it isn't needed and even though I know I have created a clean, closed boundary (it might be advisable for beginners to use Pedit and Extrude as that requires clean boundary).

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