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Creating 2D Solids

Use the Solid command to draw solid filled planes that have straight line borders. You can make Solids by creating any number of three- or four-cornered planes. It may be done continuously or by using segments.

Two-dimensional Solids are always drawn by determining the corner points (three or four).

When you define the end points for the edges, the order in which the points are entered influences the resulting shape. Always specify the end points of the edges in the same direction. If the end points of the edges of a plane are created clockwise or counterclockwise, a "butterfly" effect results.

To create rectangular planes:

  1. Click Draw > Mesh > 2D Solid (or type Solid).
  2. Click in the graphics area or type the coordinates for each corner point.
  3. Press Enter.

To create triangular planes:

  1. Click Draw > Mesh > 2D Solid (or type Solid).
  2. Click in the graphics area or type the coordinates for the first three corner points.
  3. Specify the Exit option.


Command: Solid

Menu: Draw > Mesh > 2D Solid

Related Topics

Creating 3D Faces

Parent Topic

Creating Meshes

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