Polygon solid to 3D mesh conversion plug-in for AutoCAD
Solid To Mesh for AutoCAD is a plug-in for AutoCAD which gives AutoCAD the ability to convert a 3D solid to a mesh.
AutoCAD does not have a command to convert a 3D solid into a polyface mesh. This kind of functionality is essential when an AutoCAD user needs to transfer his 3D solid models to an external program which can read mesh objects only, such as a rendering application. Solid To Mesh for AutoCAD removed this AutoCAD limitation by giving it the ability to convert a 3D solid into a polyface mesh. This mesh can later be saves to an AutoCAD DWG or DXF file and imported into another application.
Solid To Mesh for AutoCAD is designed to be extremely user friendly and easy to understand. To convert a solid into a mesh. Simply run the "SMConvertSolid" command and select the solid 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.
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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 Solid To Mesh 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 Solid To Mesh for AutoCAD ReadMe document which is copied into the installation folder. If you accept the default values in the installer, Solid To Mesh 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 Solid To Mesh 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.
Solid To Mesh for AutoCAD adds new commands to AutoCAD. All the commands start with "SM" (stands for Solid To Mesh) to distinguish them from other AutoCAD commands and commands added by other plug-ins. These commands are housed in a new menu called "Solid To Mesh" which is added to the AutoCAD menu. The commands added are:
- SMConvertSolid - Converts a solid into a mesh
- SMConvertSolidFile - Converts a solid in an external file into a mesh
- SMOptions - Displays Solid To Mesh for AutoCAD options
- SMHelp - Displays the Solid To Mesh for AutoCAD help file
- SMRegister - Registers your copy of Solid To Mesh for AutoCAD
- SMAbout - Displays the Solid To Mesh for AutoCAD About box
The SolidToMesh submenu
Solid To Mesh 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.