Help! Make objects solid?


#1

Is there a way to make components “solid” so that they cant pass through one another? This would be incredibly helpful for making interference fit parts!


#2

There’s no collision detection if that’s what you mean. What sort of parts are you making for which you want an interference fit?


#3

I knew there was a name for it just couldn’t remember it! I’m just trying to do some 3D modeling of an adjustable gate and wanted to check the fit before i spend a few thousand dollars on steel and time. anyway there’s a collision detection plug in or something of the sort?


#4

No plugin that I’m aware of. It’s not difficult to figure out if there’d be a collision, though. Just rotate the gate about the hinge pin center and check visually to see if it runs into the post on the side. Or just measure the distances.


#5

Sorry maybe gate isn’t the best description! It’s a hydraulic flow control gate on an feed hopper.


#6

Well, the same thing applies. You might find it easier if you are looking at a cross section of the assembly.