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Change extruded moulding profile to a solid shape?

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Is there a way i can convert an extruded moulding to a solid shape so that i can cut away portions of it

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5 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:

I just end up making these types of “moldings” out of solids.  

It's not an easy task when you need to do this... If I could get it to a solid then I could cut the flats and be done, guess I'm headed to 3D warehouse to see what I can see. Thanks anyway

 

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That’s actually a pretty easy one. Just create that using a zero thickness polyline solid, explode, delete the unnecessary face, select the remaining face, and use the Revolve tool.

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11 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:

That’s actually a pretty easy one. Just create that using a zero thickness polyline solid, explode, delete the unnecessary face, select the remaining face, and use the Revolve tool.

I've made a molding profile from the cross section and extruded it to my process 1 shape. The top and bottom are now oversized cylinders that need to be trimmed square. Doing it this way I only had to CAD draw my profile and save it as a molding profile then extrude it. I don't see how doing this from a solid would be easier to get to this point, just that it would be in the correct form to finish the next step. Can you help me understand your workflow? 

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18 minutes ago, Lakeside-E said:

I don't see how doing this from a solid would be easier to get to this point, just that it would be in the correct form to finish the next step.


This^^^^

 

...although I would probably make the box first and then a larger subtraction to act like a lathe.  

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3 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:


This^^^^

 

...although I would probably make the box first and then a larger subtraction to act like a lathe.  

I have done this method for making columns before to some extent and I understand the profile concept of a lathe so I am following you there, but how do I make my solid subtraction section cylindrical so that I could create the round profile I need in the center? Is there a tool that can extrude a solid the same way creating a molding will extrude a saved molding profile?

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5 minutes ago, Lakeside-E said:

I have done this method for making columns before to some extent and I understand the profile concept of a lathe so I am following you there, but how do I make my solid subtraction section cylindrical so that I could create the round profile I need in the center? Is there a tool that can extrude a solid the same way creating a molding will extrude a saved molding profile?


Read my second post again.  

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IMO, something like this I always do in AutoCad, make it a block, then bring over as a 3D symbol.

 

Michael, where is the revolve tool in Chief?      

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Just now, mtldesigns said:

where is the revolve tool in Chief?      

 

Open HELP, search for revolve.

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Learnt something today..  as many times I have created poly solids, never saw that before.  I thought it was a packman symbol..  JK

 

 

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19 minutes ago, Lakeside-E said:

...Is there a tool that can extrude a solid the same way creating a molding will extrude a saved molding profile?

 

13 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:


Read my second post again.  

 

1 hour ago, Alaskan_Son said:

I just end up making these types of “moldings” out of solids.  

 

Still not connecting your dots

 

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59 minutes ago, Lakeside-E said:

 

 

 

Still not connecting your dots

 

 

Reading through...

 

1 hour ago, Alaskan_Son said:

I would probably make the box first and then a larger subtraction to act like a lathe

 

1 hour ago, Alaskan_Son said:

create that using a zero thickness polyline solid...

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2 hours ago, Alaskan_Son said:

...explode, delete the unnecessary face, select the remaining face...

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2 hours ago, Alaskan_Son said:

...and use the Revolve tool.

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Then of course I assumed you knew how to carry out the Subtraction...

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55 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:

How do you go from this step...

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To This?

55 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:

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It is basically what I did, I just do not know how to do that step with anything other than a molding polyline.

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7 minutes ago, Lakeside-E said:

The shape has been exploded but what is the unnecessary face?

A zero inch thick polyline solid will result in TWO faces once it’s converted to a solid and exploded.  Delete one of them.  

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19 minutes ago, Lakeside-E said:

It is basically what I did, I just do not know how to do that step with anything other than a molding polyline.


It’s been repeated several times already.  The REVOLVE tool.  

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52 minutes ago, Alaskan_Son said:


It’s been repeated several times already.  The REVOLVE tool.  

This was my misunderstanding... I assumed the revolve tool simply rotated a solid but apparently it does not act as I expected... Now to get a handle on the settings. Thanks for your help pointing me in the right direction

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15 minutes ago, solver said:

 

Thanks, that was very helpful to watch. 

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