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You may want to convert the solid to a Brep.

A - answer When attempting to perform a boolean operation on 3D solids (union, subtract...), AutoCAD displays the message "You may want to convert the solid to a Brep".

Switch off the history of edits on your 3D solid using the SOLIDHIST variable, with the BREP command, or with the "History" option in the Properties window (Ctrl+1).

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19.3.2009    13200x  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2009 · AutoCAD 2008 · AutoCAD 2007 ·

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Tip 5146:Making 3D DWG files smaller.

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