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Extruded Line Won't Fill?

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If I extrude a line, I can't seem to fill it with a solid unless I covert to a polygon first. Converting to a 3D polygon won't let me apply anything either. Any ideas?

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In newer versions extruded lines don't behave as well as they should. I always extrude and then convert to NURBS. Alternately I use the Extract tool to extract the surface.

 

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@Kevin McAllister ahhh that makes sense, I had seen someone extrude from a line in a tutorial and was using that method to turn my center lines into planes, but it didn't work as expected! good workaround, but it's bummer you can't go into the extrusion anymore to modify (though you can edit the NURB easily enough).

 

I suspect this is a bug?

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2 minutes ago, trashcan said:

I suspect this is a bug?

 

That's a very good question and something I've asked before. Not sure if there was ever an answer. For years, extruding a line to make a plane was a normal workflow. At some point it changed and was inconsistent (open polylines would become closed shapes instead of just a plane for example). Now I regularly work around it just to be sure.

 

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This was an issue when 2020 was first released, but seems to have been fixed in a Service Pack. Are you up to date on the software?

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Hmmm Vectorworks is up to date. Here's how things function for me currently:

 

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2 hours ago, trashcan said:

Hmmm Vectorworks is up to date. Here's how things function for me currently:

 

Is this in wireframe or OpenGL? 3d objects usually display as unfilled in wireframe....

 

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@Kevin McAllister well this is bizarre. My document default is OpenGL. I didn't save that example file (of course), but now it's working as expected. I blame the VW gremlins 😈

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