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Can't mirror faces

Question asked by John Smith on Feb 5, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 5, 2016 by Alin Vargatu

Hello,

 

I am trying to form a body out of two surfaces that form half of a part. I tried a few workflows to achieve this but failed every time:

1. mirror both faces about the right plane, then knit with "try to form solid body" checked

=> I can't mirror both surfaces at once, and I get "Mirror pattern failed" when trying to mirror one face at a time".

=> I tried knitting both surfaces together with "Merge entities" checked, but then I get the error "One or more features used in this mirror feature are no longer in the model" when trying to mirror the resulting knit.

2. first create a solid body then mirror it

=> I tried creating a third surface (filled surface) on the right plane to close the volume, then knitting them all together with "Try to form solid body" checked, then tried mirroring but I get the same error as the previous.

 

Have I built the part incorrectly ?

Also, when zooming in, I notice that the boundary surfaces don't follow perfectly the guid curves, may be that is a clue ?

 

Thank you for your help.

 

All the best,

A.

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