# Thread: Problem with making solid

1. ## Problem with making solid

Hello, I'm using AutoCad 2004. Briefly I've constructed a box with windows and a doorway. The windows and doorway have depth, ie a 'z' dimension. Whatever I select either the parts of an individual window or all the windows or even the whole thing. Rightclicking after selection just returns to the original state. ie, nothing joined.

The 'union' just doesnt seem to work. I've selected all the different objects and they dont form a solid. I did a test on another drawing and it works fine. What could be different on this one? Thanks.

2. ## Re: Problem with making solid

Hi Roger, welcome to AUGI.

When you say "doorway" do you mean door and/or door frame?
Are you sure that the doors/windows are solids not meshes?
Are they in a block(s)?
Are they on a locked layer(s)?

What does the LIST command tell you about the objects?

3. ## Re: Problem with making solid

Originally Posted by jaberwok
Hi Roger, welcome to AUGI.

When you say "doorway" do you mean door and/or door frame?
Are you sure that the doors/windows are solids not meshes?
Are they in a block(s)?
Are they on a locked layer(s)?

What does the LIST command tell you about the objects?
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...r/IMG_0322.jpg

Hello John. Glad to be here. Thanks for your help. As a novice I can do no better than put up a pic of my drawing so far (above) and a copy of the 'list' command (below) in which I selected the whole drawing. I havent included all of the results as there were three pages of it but this is a sample from the top. I'm afraid it means little to me apart from the coordinates except that I can see no mention of a 'mesh' and the layer is '0' throughout. Thanks

Select objects: Specify opposite corner: 57 found

Select objects:

BODY Layer: "0"
Space: Model space
Handle = B7
Bounding Box: Lower Bound X = 85.0000 , Y = 50.0000 , Z = -5.0000
Upper Bound X = 90.0000 , Y = 58.6603 , Z = 0.0000

REGION Layer: "0"
Space: Model space
Handle = B6
Area: 261.4185
Perimeter: 70.9440
Bounding Box: Lower Bound X = 80.0000 , Y = 30.0000 , Z = 0.0000
Upper Bound X = 90.0000 , Y = 58.6603 , Z = 0.0000

REGION Layer: "0"
Space: Model space
Handle = B5
Area: 100.0000
Perimeter: 50.0000
Bounding Box: Lower Bound X = 90.0000 , Y = 30.0000 , Z = -5.0000
Upper Bound X = 90.0000 , Y = 50.0000 , Z = -5.0000

4. ## Re: Problem with making solid

If these were solids it looks as if they have been exploded.
Regions can be Extruded but I don't think you can do much with bodies.
Try "Historymode" and "Historyshow" - I think they were introduced in A2007 so will be "unknown command"s for you but, if they are recognised by your software, you may be able to backtrack to before the Explode operation.

5. ## Re: Problem with making solid

Originally Posted by jaberwok
If these were solids it looks as if they have been exploded.
Regions can be Extruded but I don't think you can do much with bodies.
Try "Historymode" and "Historyshow" - I think they were introduced in A2007 so will be "unknown command"s for you but, if they are recognised by your software, you may be able to backtrack to before the Explode operation.
Cheers John

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