How can I shell this polysurface and make it solid

(Furkansinan 94) #1

Hi everyone;
I have been trying to use the surface as roo of my building. The shell command either using offset surface command doesn’t make it solid. Is there any other methods which I can use to have solid end product?
I will also attach the file thank you for your help.
Regards.Problem.3dm (2.0 MB)

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(Michael Pryor) #2

What is your definition of solid? Rhino doesn’t work in solids, it works in Breps.

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(Furkansinan 94) #3

I mean when I use shell command it tells me that " the shell result is not solid" and also it gives errors when I try to boolean differance on the shelled object.

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(David Cockey) #4

A solid in Rhino is a closed polysurface with no “naked” edges and no non-manifold edges. Use ShowEdges with the Naked edges option selected to find naked edges. The closed shape has naked edges.

Shell needs a solid (closed polysurface without naked edges) as the input.

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(Pascal Golay) #5

Hello - your top surface is suspect to me - is it meant to be a smooth undulating surface? The perimeter object is also not very clean - I would go back to the original clean base curve and extrude that to get the sidewalls, this one:

Then, make a clean top surface (I lofted through the long isocurves)
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Trim them to each other:

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Join, Cap, and Shell:

In short - make your surfaces clean and as simple as possible.

-Pascal

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