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Separating a Divided Solid

While in the process of editing solids, you may end up with two separate solid forms that were created from one solid, as shown in Figure 18.42.Even though the two solids appear separated, they act like a single object. In these situations, Auto- CAD offers the...

Turning a Solid into a Shell

In many situations, you’ll want your 3D model to be a hollow, rather than solid mass. The Shell tool lets you convert a solid into a shell. Here’s an example of how it might be used. 1. Choose the Shell tool from the Solids Editing toolbar. 2. Click the...

Creating Solid Forms

In this section, you will begin to draw the object shown in Figure 18.4.In the process, you will explore the creation of solid models by creating primitives and then setting up special relationships between them. .. Displaying the Solids Toolbar All of the commands...

Moving a Surface

The first tool you’ll try is the Move tool. The Move tool moves the surface of a solid. 1. Open the Solided it . This file is set up with the Hidden Shade mode turned on so you can see the form more easily. . 2. Click the Move Faces tool in the Solids Editing...

Mastering 3D Solids

So far, you have been creating 3D models according to a method called surface modeling: As you drew, you used 3D Faces to give your models form and the appearance of solidity. But there is another method that you can use to create 3D computer , models: solid modeling....