I am looking for some advice on ways to form and bridge these solids. I've completed the first Essentials course but am new to surface work.
I am creating a mask that is meant to cover a plastic housing. I've used the base housing file to offset and thicken surfaces to create most of this part. I've run into a challenge, I need to join the highlighted surface to the larger solid but I have not been successful doing so. At this point I have used the Filled Surface tool to create a surface for the inner section of the highlighted area. I can Thicken the outer area but I can't Thicken the inner fill for some reason. I can Knit the surfaces and thicken the new surface but the original surfaces are left, which hasn't caused a problem but I'm also wondering if I should remove or deal with the original surfaces.
After I achieve a Thickened solid I've attempted to Solid Loft and Surface Loft to join the two pieces but I get errors. Since these are surfaces and I can't pull a plane off of them I'm not sure how to connect them.
Suggestions are appreciated,