DXF and IGES Surface -> "Solid in "Rhino", Materialise etc.

From: Jonathan Chertok (chertok22@hotmail.com)
Date: Wed Jun 14 2000 - 20:49:37 EEST

One more for the list:

Does anyone know if Rhino can transform a surface into a solid (the file was
originally Mathematica DXF imported into FORM Z and saved as an IGES).

I have a series of Mathematica files which I have exported using a
"WriteDXF" command. Because these have been formed as surfaces I am having a
problem performing a "boolean intersect operation" on them. Rhino suggested
importing as a IGES which seems to come in as a series of planar surfaces
instead of one object.

Materialise RP was able to take my original prototype and offset the surface
in order to use the surface as a solid. Otherwise I would have had to go in
and "manually" fix the surface (gaps, normals etc"). However, Materialise is
not compatible with my Virtual PC on my MAC, while Rhino is. Would like to
hear from someone who has found a convenient way (MAC Compatible?) to
transform surfaces into a Boolean and RP acceptable formats.


Jonathan Chertok



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