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Surfaces to Solid???

Question asked by Josh West on Feb 22, 2008
Latest reply on Feb 27, 2008 by Josh West
This is not a huge issue, but.....

We have a customer that uses Delcam's Powershape/Powermill. The software is all about surfaces and very good at it, but it's very weak on the solid side. At any rate, it has the ability to convert surfaces to a solid, which we then export for solidworks. Unfortunately, when we iges or stp the solid from powershape to solidworks, it still comes in as imported sufaces.

Is there a way to convert surfaces to a solid in solidworks? Imported surfaces?

As an example, I would like to be able to take a form punch designed by our customer, bring it in solid or convert to solid then subtract from another block to make the mating die. Right now I have to reconstruct the geometry and that's not always so easy (if even possible in sw) with the complexity of the surfaces involved.