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How can I make a solid, solid again after I have exploded it?

By 05e830b5 on 25 Apr 11:46 7 answers 6131 views 2 comments

I was trying to reproduce my coffee cup, but when I attached the handle there was a small section of handle on the inside of the cup that needed removing. The only way I could do this was to explode the handle, select the parts to be removed, remove them and then patch the hole up. I'm guessing this isn't the correct way to do it, but sometimes exploding a solid is the only solution, but them I'm left with lots of individual pieces that make up the solid. Mmmmm???

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  • Vincent
    Vincent over 4 years ago

    if all your surfaces are still connect in the original position then use the sculpt command I use it a lot when I take networked lines and create surfaces from those lines and if fits all together it should convert to solid, if not look for open areas and use the patch command and then sculpt command

  • Vincent
    Vincent over 4 years ago

    No Problem its the least I can do I like helping others and sharing knowledge, AutoCAD is a big drawing program so to use it all is hard

  • 05e830b5
    05e830b5 over 4 years ago

    Hi Vincent, I have another problem I need some help with, could you help me please? I can't fillet the long arcs in the screenshot and some other edges, however the short arcs will fillet...I am baffled as to why this.

    I created the wavey shape, then extruded it. I even used the scupt tool, then converted it to a solid but some of the arcs will not fillet. What am I doing wrong?

  • Vincent
    Vincent over 4 years ago

    do in this case is redraw the lines of the thing you want to extrude then instead of extruding it like that just type REGION and region all the 2D polylines ,if it won't create a region than just JOIN all the lines so that if you select it it form one closed shape and then REGION and extrude it

  • 05e830b5
    05e830b5 over 4 years ago

    Hi Vincent, I tried this but unfortunately it didn't work. However I have a work around now, but it still baffles me why I cant fillet some edges after I have extruded a region / pline.

  • Vincent
    Vincent over 4 years ago

    Is the region that u filleting with not to much and if it isn't than ur selecting too many edges at once try to fillet one by one and see if it works

  • 05e830b5
    05e830b5 over 4 years ago

    Hi Vincent, I cracked it, it was filleting after all, as it was just that I had another region shape in the way and could not see the filletted edge...

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