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2D to 3D
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* January 01, 2013, 10:52:35 AM
Hello all. I have used turbocad in the past, and I am now learning the 3D aspect of turbocad. I am trying to turn some of my 2D drawings into 3D. How do I group multiple lines together and make them a solid. For example the lines in my 2D drawing, I went into the properties and gave them a thickness of .125. I would now like to select multiple lines and create a solid. The attachment is just a example of what I am trying to do. Which is to create grooves.

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January 01, 2013, 05:13:12 PM
#1
Assigning thickness to a 2d object in TC is not recommended. There are several tools to make 3d objects out of 2d objects, the extrude tools for example. Saying you want to create a solid is ambiguous. We think of solid 3d objects like cones, spheres, cubes, etc. A surface would be like a crumpled sheet of paper. 3 dimensions but no volume. Solid and surface have different meanings in TC. They describe the way the program deals with 3d geometry. The 3d tools are the best way to create 3d objects. In your drawing the lines should be extruded rather than assigned thickness. I'm sure some one will point you to some tutorials.

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mike
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* January 01, 2013, 05:48:00 PM
#2
I often use a different 3D application (blender http://www.blender.org/features-gallery/). In Blender you can simply select multiple vertice or edges and create a face. I was hoping that it would be this easy.

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January 01, 2013, 06:00:19 PM
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You can probably use the Extruding Multiple Profiles

See below:
« Last Edit: January 01, 2013, 06:05:41 PM by Darrel Carl Durose »

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Daz...
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* January 01, 2013, 06:25:02 PM
#4
My drawing contains many single lines. I guess i do not know how to combine or group the lines to create profiles to extrude. I tried selecting multiple lines then simple extrude, but that did not work. I tried simple extude and use shift to try to add more lines, but no.

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January 01, 2013, 06:31:27 PM
#5
You need to do 2D Boolean Operations.

See Below:

Possibly "Join Polyline" could also work.

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* January 01, 2013, 06:45:19 PM
#6
Thanks Darrel. Thats what I will do. First join polyline then extrude multiple profiles. Thanks again...

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* January 02, 2013, 07:20:34 AM
#7
I have tc19.2 delux. I guess the compound profile is not part of the delux package. It does not come up when I select a boundary profile and I can not use shift to select multiple profiles. Is this a bug or do I need to find another sofware.

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January 02, 2013, 07:54:28 AM
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Tourn

I have downloaded your drawing....what is it supposed to be?

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* January 02, 2013, 09:39:59 AM
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That was just a quick example. The next drawing is somthing similar. I was going to copy and scale the outside spline a little larger to create thickness and then simple extrude the spline which is the outside profile and extrude it along with the wedge profiles along the splines. I have not finished joining all the wedges, but there are enough to test. When I select the outside profile(spline) only the two sided extude comes up. Not the compound profile. Is it because I used the joinpolyline? Do I need to close the profile some how?

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January 02, 2013, 11:54:57 AM
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Tourn

Please see attached, I hope this is what you are after?

I redrew the segments which is quick just snapping to your lines.

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