Can you attach the original (STEP? IGES?...) file here?
I had attached a sldprt file to the original post
Yes, I saw that.
Opened the file and saw a bunch of nodes for imported geometry.
Where did you get the file?
Where is the original geometry?
I had received the file from the supplier of that press.
In what format?
Have you tried running feature recognition?
Why do you need it to be solid?
It's an assembly imported as a surface, Even as a solid, it won't function as an assembly.
I'm not in front of SW at the moment, so bear with me...
If I needed this as a functioning assembly, I'd save a copy of the file for each part in this.
Then I'd open each "part file" and delete the faces that don't belong to that part.
Then I'd try one of these approaches:
- Knit Surface and select the merge entities and make solid options to try to convert the surface into a solid
- Run feature recognition and see how well that turns out
- Some parts will respond better to this operation than others and some may actually be good enough to keep
- What happens with this process on surfaces...I'm not sure
I hope this helps.
Was it ever a solid model? Possibly not, you need to remember just because solidworks generally you work in solids in other systems they may work in surfaces and not ever have a water tight knitted surface that could create a solid.
Anyway looking at the models - surfaces that have come in some surfaces have attached to the wrong part/surfaces. There are surfaces missing. Some gaps you can take a 99% guess they were fillet rads.
Other surfaces are missing and the looks like solid bodies have combined. See the rods they disappear and make a solid - few surfaces are left though. Easy enough to fix.
The holes you can see have a bit of the end surface still. That gives you where they finished. Were these tapped holes. Easy enough to check. If the hole is a tapping drill size they are say 90%+ chance threaded holes and you can work out what they should be.
There looks like there was once dowels to fix certain bars. Again here you should be able to construct a dowel through the bar.
Personally I would import the hole thing as surfaces - no knit. With any luck that may give you the missing surfaces to use. If not you will have to do all the above yourself.