4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 24, 2014 8:33 PM by Jamil Snead

    Fill empty space

    Sebastian Glan

      Hi.

       

      I have tried to find information about this and havent succeded.
      Anyways.

       

      If i have a made a shell out of a box and want to fill the empty space
      with a material that i define from material database.

       

      Is there a good way to do this?

        • Re: Fill empty space
          Chris Michalski

          That space is in fact empty.  You would need to make a solid in that space in order to give that region material properties.  If you make another solid body inside and de-select "merge result" you will end up with 2 distinct bodies which you can apply different materials to.

            • Re: Fill empty space
              Jamil Snead

              This is basically how you'll have to do it. If the box shape is very complicated and you can't just fill it with a simple extrude then you can use the following method to get a solid body of the inside:

               

              1. Before you shell, make a copy of the solid body.

              2. Shell the original body.

              3. Make a copy of the shelled body.

              4. Do a combine-subtract to remove the copy of the shelled body from the copy of the unshelled body.

               

              This will leave you with the original shelled body and a body that fills it.

            • Re: Fill empty space
              Kelvin Lamport

              You could also use the Intersect tool.

               

              1) Make a copy of the shelled body

              2) Create a plane or surface representing the filled level

              3) Use the Intersect tool to create the filled portion