I'm trying to knit the surfaces that make the corner of this part into a solid body, but i'm getting and error. I have done it befor on similar parts, but I can't get this one to work. Does anyone know how to solve?
Thanks in advance!
Ricardo,,, There may be a limit to how many surfaces you can knit. I don't know. What I did is break it into 7 knits.. Then I noticed that there is a Surface-Plane453 left over. Perhaps when you selected all the surfaces that created a problem with two surfaces on top of each other.
The elbow portion is now a solid. I didn't combine or try to but I don't think that would be a problem if that's what you want.. Very interesting stuff here. Would like to know why you need that corner the way it is.
Hey Dennis,.. I would guess the mesh corner is a DXF/DWG import which created the planar facets/surfaces?
When I look at this,.. there are duplicate surfaces overlapping eachother.. ouch!...
I wonder... is there a macro which could remove duplicates entities?
For instance, In Rhino3D, you can SelDup and delete/remove them.. the remaining surfaces could now can not be joined/knit!
Are saying that this may have been an acis and when imported it created the facets? Or maybe when imported it came in as a wireframe and someone made the surfaces. Perhaps it is meant to be a smooth surface? I wonder if this tells us anything?
As far as the macro goes it sure seems like there should be one already written. Two or more identical surfaces taking up the same space..
Yes,.. when importing older autocad data (dwg or dxf), which used Acis and facets for the solid (aka,.. 3DFACE?), ..so,the import will create a bunch of planes and faces.
(example of LCW.dwg (a chair) attached... import as a part.. and it translates in as planes and lofts)
Well, if that is the case couldn't Ricardo use a loft or perhaps a sweep for this? Who is (created by) Renan?.. The guy who imported it?
well,.. I'm only guessing this may have been a import from some older acad data (..revit or bim model (architectural)?
Ah, Ha,,, you are so educational. Thank you.
Hey guys, thanks for the responses!
We (Renan and I) did it this way ourselves, it's not imported. It's gonna be used in thermal-electric simulation in Ansys APDL. The software doesn't deal well with lofts or splines, so we've been doing this way lately. Lots of work!
I managed to make it work this morning! Thanks
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