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Creating 3D Solids by Thickening Surfaces

The Thicken command lets you create 3D solids from surfaces by thickening them.

To create a 3D solid by thickening a surface:

  1. Click Solids > Solid Editing > Thicken (or type Thicken).
  2. Select drawing objects of type surface to be converted to 3D solids.

    Entities which are no surfaces are ignored by the command.

  3. Specify the thickness for the new solid object.
  4. The solid is created and the original surface becomes part of the new body.

Access

Command: Thicken

Menu: Solids > Solid Editing > Thicken

Related Topics

Surfaces and Meshes

Parent Topic

Creating Solids



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