6 Replies Latest reply on Sep 16, 2016 12:00 AM by Chris Dordoni

    Does it seem that there is a LOT of time wasted converting surface models into solid models for manufacturing?

    Brian Jay

      This sounds like whining, even as I read it back to myself, but the reality is that we seem to be wasting a LOT of time.


      Is solid modeling so difficult for some applications/geometries?


      Are surface models easier to use for fabrication or assemblies?


      I seldom, if ever, use surfaces, so I really don't know.

      I do know that I spend a good amount of time fiddling with surface models that have gaps, hanging zero-thickness edges, overlapping surfaces, self-intersecting geometry, and other anomalies that render them nearly useless for manufacturing.

      Am I just an unlucky recipient of bad models, or is this truly a pervasive issue?