I have searched a little and couldn't find anything that seemed to make sense to me on this subject. I imported an iges file and wanted to modify some of the features, i.e. put a hole into it and the like, and it leaves a hole that is literally that a hole into a sheet body that is hollow. Is there a way to make this solid so I can modify it easier? Thanks in advance.
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Sew it, if it is seperate sheet bodies. Or, have it sew upon import. Still may not create a solid, if there are small gaps, but you can use examine geometry to find any holes.
To extend on @DaveK reply...
If you use "File > Open" to import the IGES file, having changed "Files of type" to *.iges, look on the bottom left of the dialog and you'll see an Options button. There you can select the checkbox on the Advanced tab for "Automatic Sewing of Surfaces". Another good option to choose is Optimize. The same checkboxes are found when using "File > Import > IGES".
If, however, you choose to Sew the surfaces together after you've imported the IGES data, choose Apply rather than OK when you complete the Sew command - gaps will be highlighted with an asterisk.
Allright! Thanks for the responses and I will try these ideas out and get back.
Thanks! That worked on this part and had no problems with modifying what I needed to get the part up to snuff. Appreciate the help!