Hi, I'm pulling my hair out over this so here are some photos of my issue and error message.
this is so stupid!
You can't use a boss or cut extrude (I can't tell if the text is sticking out or in) up to the round surface to remove the text?
One or more of the faces is tied to something that causes the failure.
How many faces are you deleting at one time?
Try one or two at a time to find the culprit.
If you can post the part.
After it failed I tried each one and it was a non starters. Still failed.
This seems to be correct behavior, so you may have to try a different method to remove those faces/features.
You can try to delete this faces without patching/filling.
If you do so, you will end up with a surface geometry which then can be untrimmed.
use the Untrim surface command with the internal edges option selected.
select one edge of a hole and hit del on the keyboard (it will delete the hole) -proceed with other holes one by one.
Hope this helps.
Carmelo, If you're still struggling with this, feel free to email the file to me and I'll see if I can repeat the error? email@example.com (silly address but I'm serious about SW!).
the plan would be to send you back a fixed file!
Thanks Luke I sent the file but fixed it using another technique
Putting my two cents in. I have seen this a lot with text. If you zoom in you may see where your text overlaps. This happens when the user squeezes the text together or alters it to look they way they want by the text intersects with itself, hence the error "The feature could not be created because it would produce self-intersecting geometry"
Nope, I spread these puppies out just to test your theory but this was not the issue. But I have seen this before as well.
Well I decided to try the wrap feature and that worked. I will add that this has some major flaws and is of poor design. I used the wrap feature and then I went to add fillets and all were good but the of all the letters I applied the fillet the letter "I" failed. What can I say. I did speak to my VAR and he told me it was a bug and he's seen it many times. He unchecked advanced error checking in the options for my first side of this design and it worked. I upgraded to SP 5.0 yesterday then my supervisor wanted to add the patent pending on the other side and this time it all failed until I managed to wiggle my way through it with the wrap feature and its issues. Another thumbs down on the "We want you to concentrate on your design not the CAD software" mantra. Fix your software people!
Late to the party....
I would try to offset a surface on the inside or outside then extrude up to the surface, this will give you a nice even look. Then delete the surface later.
Text and Round/Curved can throw a wrench in the gears, but once you know how to do it, simple ....
Use "Delete and Patch" option. That replaces the gap with an extension of the surrounding surface instead of creating a new surface.
Also, baby steps. Maybe just a few letters at a time.
Looks like that shape is a nice cylinder. You could just use a revolve or extrude to cut away. For a less analytic surface, you could copy the base face, untrim, and surface cut.
See the attached
I'll check it out. Thanks John.
Retrieving data ...