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Automapki Application

Automapki Application

Overlay DWG drawing entities on top of public satellite imagery provided by Open Street Map, Map Quest, Open Aerial or any user defined WMS / WTS base layers.

Automesher Application

Automesher Application

Convert polyface mesh to solid and import / export many of 3D file formats including STL (stereolithography), SKP (Trimble SketchUp), OBJ (Wavefront), 3DS (3D Studio) and others.

Autoconverter

Autoconverter

Import, export and convert many of 3D file formats including STL (stereolithography), SKP (Trimble SketchUp), OBJ (Wavefront), 3DS (3D Studio), SAT (Standard ACIS Text) and more.

Convert faces, polygon and polyface mesh to solid in AutoCAD

Automesher application is a plugin for AutoCAD / ZWCAD / BricsCAD which adds a functionality to convert a polyface mesh, polygon mesh or a set of 3D faces into a true 3D solid entity type. This unique Automesher feature to convert mesh to solid enables standard solid editing commands and boolean operations to union, subtract or intersect for polyface and polygon meshes.

It is possible that for some complex solids and high values of FACETRES system variable which controls the meshing precision, the number of mesh facets and vertices exceed polyface mesh limit equals to 32,767. In that case Automesher creates several polyface meshes that connect smoothly and close the entire solid body. That polyface mesh group can be of course converted back into a standard 3D solid using commands provided by Automesher add-on product.


Update: Recently we made an effort to improve our Automesher plugin with functionality to convert polyface into a polygon mesh entity. This allows Automesher to recreate a polygon mesh from any triangular data ie. 3D drawing entity or external 3D file format.

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ZWCAD+ offers Associative Dimension, Block Manager, Viewport Maximization, Cycle Select, Tool Palettes, Match Properties and Batch Processing on Layouts.