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need to create a solid from many many nurbs surfaces

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I received a site survey file for a job which had the landscape surveyed as roughly 800 nurbs surfaces.  I'd like to be able to create some sort of solid out of this so I can perform solid Boolean operations on it.  Is there a method for doing this?  I've tried shelling, projection, intersections.  

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If they are already nurbs surfaces and the geometry is ok,

Modeling Advanced 3D Stitch Surfaces should create

one large Surface, where Thicken should work ?

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every time I run the stitch surfaces command I get a generic solid as a result.  Not sure where this "Thicken" you speak of is....

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1 hour ago, grant_PD said:

every time I run the stitch surfaces command I get a generic solid as a result.  Not sure where this "Thicken" you speak of is....

 

I think its probably a reference to using the Shell command to give the surface thickness.

 

Without seeing the situation its hard to know exactly what to advise. I often create the extra surfaces needed (sides and a bottom surface) to make a nice clean solid and then run Stitch & Trim.

 

Kevin

 

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Kevin that's the winner!  I thought I had to make a bottom that fit exactly  to the sides, completely ignoring the "trim" side of stitch and trim.  Made a simple nurbs rectangle that intersected the sides, and I'm good.

 

Thanks!

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