Mesh to 3D solid conversion plug-in for AutoCAD
Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD is a plug-in for AutoCAD which gives AutoCAD the ability to convert a mesh to a 3D solid.
General solid modeling software, such as AutoCAD, does not have methods to manipulate or modify mesh objects. Solid modeling operations such as boolean operations (union, subtraction, intersection), extrusion, offset, taper, shell, etc. are possible only with solid or surface objects. Moreover, there is no way to convert a mesh into a solid so that the solid modeling operations can be carried out on it. Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD solves this problem by giving AutoCAD the ability to convert a mesh to a 3D solid.
Meshes in AutoCAD are of two types: PolyFace Mesh and Polygon Mesh. Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD can create a solid from both these types of meshes.
Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD is designed to be extremely user friendly and easy to understand. To convert a mesh into a solid simply run the "MSConvertMesh" command and select the meshes you wish to convert. Truly, software made simple!
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Below is the hardware, software and operating system requirements for AutoCAD plug-ins running on the Microsoft Windows platform.
- AutoCAD (32 Bit and 64 Bit): 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010
- Operating System (32 Bit and 64 Bit): Windows XP SP2 or later, Windows Vista and Windows 7
- RAM: 1 GB (Recommended 2 GB)
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Download & Purchase
Please download a fully functional trial of this product by clicking "Download". To start using the software, you need a license key. A license key can be of two types: Trial or Permanent. A trial key is issued to you instantly and completely free of cost so that you may try the software before you purchase a license. A permanent key is issued after you have purchased a license. If during the trial period (10 days or runs, whichever is earlier) you find this product useful, you may return to this page and click the "Buy Now" button to place your order. In the order process you will be asked to enter your Host ID that appears in the "SYCODE License Server" dialog box (which appears when you run any of the product commands). SYCODE will create and send you your key by email within 2 business days. To avoid disruption in your workflow, place your order before the trial period ends. Back to Top
Subscription is highly recommended since it will keep your software up to date and grants a second free perpetual license for your laptop, among many other benefits. For details please read the SYCODE License and Subscription Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).
- Downloading this software indicates your acceptance to the SYCODE Software License Agreement.
- The price mentioned above is for a single user license. Volume discounts available. Please contact sales for more information.
- Customization of product available from vendor. Please fill out vendor form to get more information.
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Installation & Usage
Since Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD is a plug-in for AutoCAD, it must be loaded into the AutoCAD environment before it can be used. Please follow the simple instructions in the Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. If you accept the default vlues in the installer, Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD will be up and running within a minute. However, if you choose to modify the values (for example, install the software at a location other than the default) then you will have to take extra care to see that AutoCAD and the Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD plug-in are properly setup and recognize each other. For an easy and straight forward installation, simply run the installer and accept the default installation options. After you have loaded the plug-in file into AutoCAD, simply click on the menu items in the "MeshToSolid" submenu to run these new commands. Truly, software made simple!
Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD adds new commands to AutoCAD. All the commands start with "MS" (stands for Mesh To Solid) to distinguish them from other AutoCAD commands and commands added by other plug-ins. These commands are housed in a new menu called "Mesh To Solid" which is added to the AutoCAD menu. The commands added are:
- MSConvertMesh - Convert a mesh into a solid
- MSOptions - Display Mesh to Solid for AutoCAD options
- MSMeshProperties - Display Mesh to Solid for AutoCAD options
- MSMeshMerge - Display Mesh to Solid for AutoCAD options
- MSHelp - Display the Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD help file
- MSRegister - Register your copy of Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD
- MSAbout - Display the Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD About box
The MeshToSolid submenu
Mesh To Solid for AutoCAD comes with detailed documentation for each command as well as a tutorial to get you started in the shortest possible time. There is also an online version of the help file which you can view by clicking the link below.
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Sycode Software Licensing Terms
Our licenses are single computer licenses and are locked to each computer they are installed on. Basically, the license key is specific to the computer's Host ID (the MAC address of the computer), and will not work on another computer. The installer picks up the physical MAC address of the network card connected to the computer which is basically “Ethernet adapter Network Connect Adapter”. So unless you change your network card, the key will always work even if you reinstall your operating system. If your internal network is periodically assigning a different Host ID to your computer, then please find a solution for this with your IT department.