Converts a set of region and surface entities that bound a watertight area to a 3d solid.
Accessing the Command
command bar: dmstitch
menu bar: Model | Direct Modeling | Stitch
toolbar: Direct Modeling| Stitch
- Solid | Edit | Stitch
- Surface | Edit | Stitch
Quad cursor menu: Model | Stitch
Prompts you in the command bar:
Select surfaces to stitch or choose [validation MOde] <Auto>: (Select regions or surfaces.)
Entities in set: XX
Select surfaces to stitch or choose [validation MOde] <Auto>: (Select more regions or surfaces or right click.)
Created valid 3D solid.
Allows to set the validation mode either manual or automatic.
Choose validation mode [Auto/Manual] <Auto>: - (Select a validation mode.)
The command reports success or failure.
In automatic validation mode, the command creates only valid 3d solid entities without free or non-manifold edges. If you want to create an invalid 3d solid or understand the reason of a failure, run the command in manual validation mode. The command then reports problems (free or non-manifold edges) and highlights them. You can either accept the invalid 3d solid by pressing Enter or refuse it by pressing Cancel.
The selected validation mode is stored and re-used for future calls of the command.
DmExtrude - creates 3D solids by extruding closed 2D entities, regions or closed boundaries.
DmSimplify - simplifies the geometry and topology of 3d solid entities.
DmAudit - fixes inconsistencies in 3d geometry supported by ACIS kernel (3D solids, surfaces).