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Allow Skeletons to be Surfaces Only

Allow Skeletons to be Surfaces Only

We restrict our skeleton models to surfaces only. no solid features.  I'd like a config option that prevents solid features from being created in a skeleton model.

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Opal

If I remember correctly, when skeleton models first came out you couldn't create solid geometry at all.  I agree with Doug, an option for this is needed.

-marc

Topaz II

I recall that as well. 

I'm constantly creating an extrude or revolve and then trying to add the resulting quilt to a publish geom then realizing (sometimes after lots of clicking and mumbling under my breath) that I forgot to click the surface icon.

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Status changed to: Acknowledged
 
Aquamarine
Status changed to: Under Consideration

This is under consideration

Aquamarine

Your recollection is correct. Then we had a request to allow solid geometry in Skeletons :)....

 

Can you please explain why you want to block solid geometry (creation) ? The why is crucial to a potential approach.

I could see some companies wanting to standardize or default on one versus the other. We use both at our company:

  • Groups who do mostly solid modeling often use solid skeletons.
  • Groups who use surfacing often use surface skeletons.
  • Maybe have 4 options: Default to Solid, Default to Surface, No Surfaces/Quilts, No Solids

 

Something related to solid versus surface skeletons: