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How to create a solid from meshes

11/3/2014
Version 0.14
In this section, I will explain how to create a solid from meses (polygon) that were read from STL file. With converting meshes to a solid, You can do boolean operations to the geometry that was defined by mesh.
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  1. Drag&Drop STL file into 3D view to import geomety. Meshes must not have the hole (manifold).
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  2. Move to Part workbenchPart workbench.
  3. Select the imported meshes on Part tree and execute [Part]-[Create shape from mesh...] in menu.
  4. A dialog for setting mesh stitching threshold is shown. Adjust the value according to the mesh size and click OK.
    MeshSewingTolerance
  5. By the stitching process, you can get a set of shells.
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  6. Select the set of shells on Part tree and execute the shape builderPart_Shapebuilder.
  7. Select [Solid from shell] on the shape builder dialog and click [Create] to create a solid.
    Parts_CreateShapeDialog
  8. You can do boolean operation with the created solid as with normal solid.
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