Subject: Converting entities to solids

The Convert to Solid command converts several types of entities to solids: closed mesh entities, closed 3D surfaces, and closed circles and polylines with thickness.

You can also apply thickness to surface and mesh entities and convert them to three-dimensional solids using the Thicken command.

To convert closed entities to a solid using Convert to Solid

   1   Do one of the following to choose Convert to Solid ():

   On the ribbon, choose Draw 3D > Convert to Solid (in Solids Editing).

   On the menu, choose Modify > Solids Editing > Convert to Solid.

   On the Solids Editing toolbar, click the Convert to Solid tool.

   Type convtosolid and press Enter.

   2   Select the entities that you want to convert to solids, which can include:

   Closed meshes

   Closed 3D surfaces

   Circles with thickness

   Closed polylines with thickness and a non-changing width

   3   When you are finished selecting entities, press Enter.

To convert a surface or mesh to a solid using Thicken

   1   Do one of the following to choose Thicken ():

   On the ribbon, choose Draw 3D > Thicken (in Solids Editing).

   On the menu, choose Modify > Solids Editing > Thicken.

   On the Solids Editing toolbar, click the Thicken tool.

   Type thicken and press Enter.

   2   Select the surface or mesh entity you want to convert and apply thickness to.

   3   If you selected a mesh entity, choose Facet Surface. The mesh is converted to a facet surface first.

   4   Enter the thickness value.

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