Multiple Creation Methods
Create solids from a diverse collection of tools that include primitives, profiles, or features. Edit solids using associativity, parameters, history tree or direct editing.
Primitives are simple shapes defined by linear or quadric geometry. Shark supports spheres, blocks, cylinder, cones, torus, prisms, pyramids, ellipsoid, and slabs.
Choose any of the nine different solid primitive types to create quick simple shapes. Modify at any time using parameters such as width, height and length.
Primitives tools: spheres, blocks, cylinder, cones, torus, prisms, pyramids, ellipsoid, and slabs
Profile Based Solids
A profile is a closed 2D section created from curves, lines or polygons. The curves must lie in the same plane. A 2D profile can be lathed, swept, extruded or sectioned to create a solid.
Create a solid from collections of curves by extruding, sweeping, or lathing. Modify one of the original curves and the solid with update.
Solids tools: lathe, extrude, one rail sweep, two rail sweep, cutout, protrusion, skin, pipe, branched
The Lathe Solid command rotates any closed 2D polyline, circle, ellipse, closed spline or polygon. You can also lathe groups of closed curves.
The Extrude Solid command takes a profile and extends the shape a user specified distance. You can extrude 2D polylines, circles, ellipses, closed splines, and polygons. There are five extrude methods.
G1 Edge Blending
Smooth edges or faces using state-of-the-art blending technology. Apply constant, variable, fixed, or hold lines.
The Shell tool allows you to select faces to leave open. If no faces are selected, the part is hollowed inside.
Hollow a part and keep select faces open. Modify individual faces for specific thickness values.
Split 3D Part
The Split Solid command divides a solid into two components. The Split Solid command is useful for displaying solid sections in drawings and for creating large stereo lithography models.
Provide further clarity to your part designs by splitting or trimming away portions that hide key design features. Split your part with complex shapes such as cutting planes, NURBS, or other parts.
Split Solid with a Surface (and moved)
Local Face Editing
Directly edit faces of solids independent of previous construction history. Remove, translate, replace, match, or offset faces of part. Great for working with parts designed from other CAD systems such as AutoCAD®, Pro/E™, or SolidWorks®.
Examine the construction history of a part with Concept Explorer. Suppress, remove, or access parameters through the construction of the part.
Calculate precise volumes, weights, interferences, centers of gravity, moments of inertia, and other critical data associated with parts.