I have a 3D-SolidWorks design. It is an ambulance stretcher. Whenever I open the file it comes as Surface Imported. I need it to be solid. How can I do so? Can anyone help me, please? I have attached the file.
You can use the knit surface feature in order to reattach them all together and create a solid.
2016 SOLIDWORKS Help - Knit Surface
Why would you want to make it as a solid? Why not just remodel it using the surface as a reference?
Because I want to transfer it to Unity and Virtual Reality Lab (VR). I need to add a texture to the stretcher, however, when the stretcher is in surface imported it is hard to add texture, therefore, I need to make it Solid to be able to add texture and be able to see in the VR.
What sort of file are you working with? When you do a file open there is an options button, if you press it you get this.
Might be worth checking your settings
How can I get to this page? "import option"
The file ext is .igs
I open it in 3D-SolidWorks, when I do so, the part becomes Surface Imported.
Save as any part or assembly file, select file type IGS. An ''Options'' button will appear. Clicking it should bring you to this screen:
Knitting is your best chance of doing it IMO but as Paul stated, it seems the part is intentionally made this way so that it will be difficult to turn into a Solid.
Hello Faris,.. I'm curious,.. where did you get this model and/or what was the original 3D exchange format (step, iges,..)..
My guess is, Stryker intentionally saved this with external surfaces only so it will be difficult to easily reconstruct as a solid.
it is .igs file.
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