so i have a part that i scaled down and when i do some faces end up missing. when i measured the width of the missing face it was .05". is that too small? here is a screen shot of what i am talking about.
That should not be a problem. I would suggest running "check" (from tools tab) on the starting part before scaling down.
i ran the check before the scaling...it says its fine
what else can i do?
Maybe you could try adding those missing surfaces by using surface commands? This does not address what/why the problem occurred but it could allow you to move forward.
the end goal is to print this on a 3d printer and therefore would need to be solid...would adding just a surface make that possible or would i have to thicken it or create a new piece that fits within that?
If the scaled-down model is shown in the feature-manager tree as a solid, you likely can just add an extrude feature to it to fill it in. After adding it and saving it a 3D-printer language (stl?) I would open the stl file in SW and run "import diagnosis" on it to be sure the file is ok rather than try to print it and get a bad surprise.
Just a thought -
Could you look at every extrude feature in the feature manager tree and edit to make sure you have the "Merge" box checked...
There could be just a tiny gap and your checker would not highlight that.
every extrusion feature used has "merge result" clicked. i also tried adjusting the viewing resolution and image quality so that its at its highest
Can you post the original part for testing on other machines?
What scale did you use?
Are all your sketches fully defined?
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