4 Replies Latest reply on Sep 16, 2015 3:45 PM by Mousa D

    Connecting issues

    Mousa D

      Hello,

       

      Is there any way I can make sure all my lines are connected properly? When I imported my AutoCAD file, I converted to entites, fixed my sketch and then deleted all the relations to be able to delete the imported curves and keep my sketch.

       

      However, when I zoom in to the max the lines connected either deform or look like they arent connected.

       

      I deleted alot of lines and drew them again in Solidworks, however same issue.

       

      Nonetheless, when I import into ANSYS the lines aren't connect at intersection as well giving me a lot of errors and tbh frustration as it's been days trying to resolve this.

       

      How can I get my model to be 100% connected properly! I never knew it will take that much effort to just connect lines into a single node/point.

       

      P.S: I have attached my Solidworks for better understanding.

       

      Any help is massively appreciated as I have been stuck for a long long time now.

       

      Best regards,

      Mousa

        • Re: Connecting issues
          Casey Bergman

          Look under Tools, sketch tools, check sketch for feature.  It will show where there are gaps or open areas.

          • Re: Connecting issues
            Scott Harvey

            Go back into Autocad and use the extend feature.  Since its there are long lines to extend to it shouldn't take but a couple of minutes to fix then reimport into SW.  I see this all the time with snaps not on.  3D Sketches are harder to fix especially one this size.

              • Re: Connecting issues
                Mousa D

                Hi Scott,

                 

                Can you please explain what you mean by extend feature? As I have created those lines using only lines and couple splines (Arch ribs) in AutoCAD 3D Modelling. I made sure that Osnaps are on in AutoCAD when constructing my model/sketch. I also tried to join/PEDIT my AutoCAD however also no luck.

                 

                Even though they look connected and nice to a certain zoom, when you zoom to the max you can see that they actually aren't.

                 

                It is so frustrating as it's been days trying different things.