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How to fix "open face" errors in Solidworks?

Question asked by Eric Demillard on Oct 21, 2015
Latest reply on Oct 22, 2015 by Eric Demillard

Our group is looking to have rough plates made with three amounts of roughness (0.5 mm, 1 mm, 2mm amplitude). I generated the rough surfaces in matlab and then exported this surface as an stl from matlab into solidworks. There were several problems so I ran import diagnostics and it fixed several things. I was able to fix some other faulty faces by deleting the face, using surface fill, and then knitting it together. However, there is still one aspect of the drawing which I cannot fix. Every time I run "Check" it finds an open face on the corner of the drawing. I have tried to delete the faces and then close them up but every time I try and do this it adds another open surface. Any idea on how this can be fixed?