Solid Composites in AutoCAD 3D – Part 2

Thicken

Creates a 3D solid by thickening a surface.

1.   Open       a drawing with 3D surface and display in a 3D view.

2.  Choose    Modify, 3D Operation, Thicken.

or

3.  Type        THICKEN at the command prompt.

Command: THICKEN

Select surfaces to thicken: 1 found

Select surfaces to thicken:

Specify thickness <0.0000>: 1

Solid Composites in AutoCAD 3D - Part 2

Solid Composites in AutoCAD 3D - Part 2-1Interference Checking

Highlights 3D solids that overlap.

1.  Open    a drawing with 3D objects that overlap and display in a 3D view.

2.  Choose   Modify, 3D Operations, Interference Checking.

or

3.    Type     INTERFERE at the command prompt.

Command: INTERFERE

Select first set of objects or [Nested selection/Settings]: pick solids surrounding rectangle and and press enter.

Solid Composites in AutoCAD 3D - Part 2-2Select second set of objects or [Nested selection/checK first set] <checK>: pick rectangle and press enter

Solids that interfere will highlight in red.

Solid Composites in AutoCAD 3D - Part 2-3The following dialog box allows you to change the zoom and display of the drawing to better see the interfering objects.

You  can also choose to retain the  interference objects by turning the check box off for “Delete interference objects created on Close”

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