CAD Forum - tips, tricks, discussion and utilities for AutoCAD, Inventor and other Autodesk products [www.cadforum.cz]
Cesky English Deutsch
Login/Register:
 Visitors: 2829 

CAD tip CAD tip # 9711:

Question CAD 
 %  platform  category 
Q - question

3DConstruct - converting a 3D mesh to a frame construct

A - answer With the free utility CADstudio 3DConstruct you can convert any surface mesh object (3DMesh, 3DFaces) or a wireframe 3D model to a solid formed by a frame construction. The original 3D face edges are "wrapped" with solids defined by given profiles. The profile for the resulting construct can be a circle (cylinder), square (box) or any other closed curve. Optional 3D blocks can be inserted into construct node points. The construct is created in the layer 3DCONSTRUCT.

Download the 3DConstruct utility from www.cadstudio.cz/download, load it into AutoCAD with APPLOAD and start the command 3DCONSTRUCT. The source 3D mesh objects (e.g. from the utility 3DPlot) need to be exploded first to 3D faces (3DFace) with EXPLODE. You can also construct solids if you convert them first to mesh models. Possible wireframe models must be prepared to the layer 3DCONSTRUCT.

Examples of using 3DConstruct and the resulting 3D models are presented in the video:

You can use this tool to generate architectural models from math surfaces, for 3D printing, etc.

Sample models wrapped with 3DConstruct - in 3DConstruct.dwg in the Block library.

ACAD
100% *  CAD 
26.2.2014    2027x  
Comments   Tell a friend
applies to: AutoCAD ·

See also:
Tip 9651:Convert a DWG 3D mesh model to an Inventor 3D solid part.
Tip 8318:How to convert a 3DSolid to 3DMesh or 3DFaces?
Tip 7093:How to convert a polygon or a region to 3Dfaces.
Tip 6541:How to convert 2D SOLID objects to 3D faces?
Tip 6339:How to convert a solid body to a surface (3D faces)?


Back   All CAD Tips All CAD tips&tricks

Some coordinates in isometric are displayed with decimal places. « | » Where to set the number of decimal places for Robot output tables?

Have we helped you? If you want to support the CAD Forum web service, consider buying one of our CAD applications, or our custom software development offerings, or donating via PayPal (see above). You may also add a link to your web - like this "fan" link: CAD Forum - tips, utilities, blocks for Autodesk products
CAD:    OS:    Categ: 
Text:  FAQ glossary   



Featuring:
Increase your productivity with our set of BIM add-on functions for Autodesk Revit
CADstudio Revit Tools More info


Please use these tips at your own risk.
CAD Studio (Xanadu) is not responsible for possible problems that may occur as a result of using any of these tips.
TOPlist