Making extended solids seamless
When using “Modify Solids/Extrude faces” you get visible joints where the solids have been extended. This can become very confusing on technical drawings and presentations.
It happens in all presentation styles except “Smooth”. How do I get a seamless appearance in the more useful “Transparent modelling” or “Illustration” style?
Hi, when you extrude faces, then you basically create the edge; therefore that edge is visible. There are several ways how to illuminate the issue.
a) instead of "extrude faces", switch off the "extrude face"; then the edge would not be created.
b) use feature solids; they are somehow don't show inner edges, that belongs on the same plane of the solid.
I hope that helps
Answer Verified By: Ingemar Saevfors
Many thanks. Unchecking the EXTRUDE FACE works fine! For my new solids from now on.
Do you know if there is a way to "heal" solids already made with edges, taking them away? (That is already made and not by the Feature method)
To "heal" solids that have already made with edges you may use the tool: DELETE SOLID ENTITY
DataClick - by selecting the item with additional edges...
Thank you Nikolay,
This method works perfectly and very fast.
Glad to help.
This is one of the example, where you say: wow, thanks Mstn. and this is also possible.