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Solid volume missing from Properties Window

Hello

I made a simple solid with Loft from two 2D poly line shapes.
When I first select the solid the volume shows in the properties window.
Later I select it again and the properties shows a #D Visualization with Material sub heading and I do not see the Volume data any longer.

How can I get the Volume to show again?

John

Answers

  • Sorry
    Typo #D = 3D

  • Check if you are not accidentally selecting a face.

  • Roy

    That seems to be it. Thank you
    I am having difficulty selecting the complete solid when I have intersecting solids.
    Can I adjust the select command to select complete solids only and not surfaces?

    I had to use the move command to separate them so I could fence the complete solid by itself.

    John

  • @JohnMcHugh said:
    Roy

    That seems to be it. Thank you
    I am having difficulty selecting the complete solid when I have intersecting solids.
    Can I adjust the select command to select complete solids only and not surfaces?

    I had to use the move command to separate them so I could fence the complete solid by itself.

    John

    SELECTIONMODES = 0

  • Hold down the Ctrl-key to switch between selecting solid faces and solids.
    Repeatedly hit the TAB key to select obscured geometry.

  • edited January 16

    Is there also a way to use TAB switching - while holding CTRL or CMD ?

    Like being in Solid Selection Mode,
    but while pressing CTRL for temporary Face Selection,
    TAB to cycle through obscured Faces.

    So far it looks like CMD+TAB will switch between open files.
    Or is that a limit depending on operating system ?

  • Correct: Ctrl+TAB switches between open drawings.
    TAB key to cycle obscured geometry works according to the current value of SELECTIONMODES. Solids will always be detected, solid faces and edges only if the corresponding SELECTIONMODES option is checked.

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