Here is another way of doing something very similar. It is a hybrid of solids and surfaces. Maybe it will work for you as well.
SW 2015 SP 5
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thanks Dan for showing another method. I can already see where this can come handy.
Similar to Euler's Formula which relates number of faces, vertices and edges for any non-intersecting polyhedron is there any formula that governs surfaces. Is it the because of this criteria we cannot create 3 surfaces sharing a common edge? Just curious to know.
Not sure....but according to some of the things that I have read, 3 surfaces sharing a common edge violates this formula:
EDit: Sorry, I forgot to add it....I meant to include some bits copied from that website:
Here it is:
The Euler-Poincaré formula describes the relationship of the number of vertices, the number of edges and the number of faces of a manifold. It has been generalized to include potholes and holes that penetrate the solid. To state the Euler-Poincaré formula, we need the following definitions:
- V: the number of vertices
- E: the number of edges
- F: the number of faces
- G: the number of holes that penetrate the solid, usually referred to as genus in topology
- S: the number of shells. A shell is an internal void of a solid. A shell is bounded by a 2-manifold surface, which can have its own genus value. Note that the solid itself is counted as a shell. Therefore, the value for S is at least 1.
- L: the number of loops, all outer and inner loops of faces are counted.
Then, the Euler-Poincaré formula is the following:
V - E + F - (L - F) - 2(S - G) = 0
Can you ask yourself a question: does it make sense to you if these 3 surfaces are knitted together to create one? What you expected the result after knitting these surfaces ?