AutoCAD Inventor :: Creating A Solid From Different Surfaces

Sep 6, 2012

I'm having trouble creating a solid from different surfaces. 

I already tried the surface stick, but it seems that it is still not a solid. (How can I check this?) The part is still yellow. If I try to apply the sculpt feature it says: 

Modeling failure: A valid body cannot be constructed based on the selected inputs.

It 's a quiet complex shape. You find here: [URL].....

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AutoCAD Inventor :: Create Solid From Two Surfaces

Jan 10, 2013

I have two .dwg files that represent two different surfaces.  I would like to import each .dwg file into Inventor, then create a solid with the original surfaces serving as the top and bottom. I can send the .dwg files if necessary.

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Oct 11, 2013

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Jul 16, 2012

I am using Inventor 2012 and I am trying to create a circle from a solid drawing I have done, I am creating a 3D drawings of a pressure seal, but I don't know how to go about making this block into a circle with a Diameter of:-

OD 899.8
ID 873.6

I have attached what I have done so far. I think I need to keep it in sketch to do this though?

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Jul 9, 2012

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Mar 15, 2013

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I have attached the a pic of the drawing showing where i want to fill. I have tried using LOFT but it doesn't fill or it creates a solid cone instead. The thing i need is the "negative" for a cone. I have also tried to use Shell after LOFT created a cone, but that didn't work either.

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Feb 15, 2013

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Is there a was to export an assembly into a single solid part.

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Jul 2, 2013

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May 10, 2012

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Another example would be a loft 'object', and it creates only a surface, so may I somehow fill up the empty space and turn it into an object?


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May 5, 2013

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Jun 14, 2013

I'm trying to create a surface under my 'existing ground' surface. There is shallow rock where one of our projects is located and using geotechnical data I want to create a 'rock surface' at the known rock elevations. I just want this surface for visual reasons and do not want it to interact with the existing ground or pipe network.

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Sep 19, 2013

I'm modeling a couple different alternatives, and I want to make an inside mask on EG where my FG surface will be.

Is my workflow the problem, or are surface masks just buggy? 

I've created three EG surfaces, EG-1, EG-2, and EG-3.  I pasted the dref'd EG into each one, so now I have three copies of EG, one for each design option.  Each surface is on its own layer.

I have three FG surfaces, one for each design, FG-1, FG-2, FG-3.  I want to use the outer border of each FG in turn to make an inside mask for its respective EG surface. I can make one, masking FG-1 out of EG-1.  When I move on and try to make the mask for FG-2 to mask EG-2, no mask is created. Is it not working because I pasted the same original EG into each of the three EG option surfaces? Do I need to promote the original dref'd EG and copy it two more times, so each mask is applied to a completely unique surface?

Win 7E 64-bit, Intel i7, 12 GB
C3D 2012

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Jan 10, 2013

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Apr 18, 2012

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Is there a way to automatically create a Breakline from Exisitng Surfaces? 

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Jul 26, 2012

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I know if I had Civil3D2012 I could do it, but can it be done with the Regular version I should say.

At my previous job I was using Civil3D2010 (darn economy Government job did lay offs) and now I'm using CAD2012 with new employer and I'm realizing that there are a lot of functions/commands that I don't have.

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I'm trying to split a single solid body into 2 solid bodies. The problem is that the body I'm trying to split consists of two separate pieces. I can split a body when it is a single piece no problem, but I'm having the problem when the two pieces are not joined at all.

When I try and split it on the origin plane it gives this error:

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When I try and split it on a work plane lying on one of the pieces it gives this error:

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Or, another variation on this erorr:

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Nov 18, 2012

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Apr 12, 2012

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I have tried creating the whole thing as a surface, no luck

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Jul 16, 2012

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OD 899.8
ID 873.6

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Aug 31, 2012

I have the 3d model of a ship, but it has no surfaces or solids, just lines. I want to create some solids based on those lines.

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- in the file attached there are some lines marked with red and blue
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In the drawing only a few lines are colored, for better understanding. I tried with loft, but it only creates some surfaces. The point is that i need a solid or a 3d object.


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