converting igs file to part

Discussion created by Guest on Nov 7, 2006
I'm assuming you want to make the file a solid as opposed to just being a surface body. Is the surface just listed as being one surface body or does the feature tree show many instances of imported surfaces. How complex are the surfaces? There could be many gaps between surface boundaries preventing the surfaces from enclosing a "watertight" volume. If the surface has rather simple geometry you can try try using the "Thicken" feature.

One way to find open boundaries is to look at the surfaces in wireframe mode and look for edges that are a different color than black.

Is the model small enough to post so we can see what your dealing with?