Tips & tricks for AutoCAD / Bricscad / ZWCAD users

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 mesh 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.

Autoshaper

Autoshaper

Convert mesh to nurbs and import / export 3D file formats with Nurbs solid shapes including STEP (STandardized Exchange of Product), 3DM (Rhino), IGES and BREP with automatic nurbs surface reconstruction.

Convert 3D solid to polyface mesh in AutoCAD

  1. To convert solid to polyface mesh in AutoCAD install Automesher application.
  2. Restart your AutoCAD session in order to load Automesher add-on & custom menu.
  3. Type AMCONVERTMESH custom command to convert 3d solids into polyface meshes.
  4. From the current drawing select your input solid entities for polyface mesh conversion.
  5. Choose PolyfaceMesh entity type as a solid conversion result & press OK button to convert.
    • Solid to mesh conversion quality is controlled by FACETRES system variable.
    • Higher FACETRES values will produce more precise polyface mesh representation.
  6. The evaluation version of solid to mesh converter allows for maximum 20 conversions only.
  7. The reverse conversion from polyface mesh to 3D solid is also supported by Automesher add-on.