I need to make an indent in a solid body with this surface but I cant thicken the surface to do that.
Please help, this is urgent.
I'm not a surfacing expert, but it appears that your surface is not suitable for thickening or offsetting. If you use the offset surface tool, and select the surface body, in the preview, you'll see a lot of regions where the surface folds over on itself (self-intersects). Those regions are preventing the offset (and thicken) tools from completing.
I think if you simplify your surface, you might be able to thicken it.
How can I simplify the surface... that my problem, and how can you see the folds?
You can see the folds in the preview of the offset tool. First, hide the meshed surface body that you are trying to indent into.
As to simplifying, you can try deleting patches of surfaces and filling them using the various surfacing tools. Also, if you have the file that created those bodies, try editing the surface in there. Another option is to create several planes that intersect the surface, sketch some shapes that trace the surface (maybe even use the intersection curve tool, but trim and simplify the sketches), then loft between all the profiles. The main thing is to avoid any tight curves that would cause the offset surface to intersect itself.
I hope that helps.
The original file is huge, but I will find a way... at this time my problem is with INDENT tool that dont work with the solidbody created with the surface.
I use standard SWX. Model looks like created in a higher version of SWX.
At this moment I could make a solid body after cut some part of the surface, my goal now is to use the INDENT tool to make a "hole" in a rectangular block, like a mold.
I need all the help possible, this is a urgent work that I have to finish to school.
Pedro Neves wrote: At this moment I could make a solid body after cut some part of the surface, my goal now is to use the INDENT tool to make a "hole" in a rectangular block, like a mold.I need all the help possible, this is a urgent work that I have to finish to school. Thanks.
Pedro Neves wrote:
Do my homework for me… RIGHT NOW!!!!!!
Attach the original drawing to find out a simple way to design this part.
Have you tried the "cut with Surface" tool?
The only thing is, that your surface would have to exit and enter the body, a partial surface won't work unless it is planar.
Another option might be the Intersect tool, but if cut with surface won't work, then intersect likely won't either.
I generally find that screenshots detailing the problem will get a better all round response. Not everyone has time or inclination to download a file from someone they don’t know to then spend some time analysing. Experienced users can usually tell at a glance how to sort something if the issue is described visually. If the person asking for help can’t be bothered to set up a structured request then why should we bother inputting, especially when the requester is going “I need urgent help!!!”
if it is for a student project, ask your tutors first. If they don’t know ask your peers. If they don’t know then thats where a well structured request here helps.
Kevin Quigley wrote: [...] Not everyone has time or inclination to download a file from someone they don’t know to then spend some time analysing. [...]
Kevin Quigley wrote:
[...] Not everyone has time or inclination to download a file from someone they don’t know to then spend some time analysing. [...]
And not everyone have the same version SW!
Experienced users can usually tell at a glance how to sort something if the issue is described visually.
Great words! The solution to most of the problems published here is in textbooks and tutorials with illustrations. Such times that today young people are not looking for knowledge alone, it is easier to ask a question in the forum and overzealous will ask for a file and do it for them. And science goes into the forest because this approach does not teach anything. If someone did not want to search, read, remember, he will treat our help in the same way. Passed - forgotten.
[...] if it is for a student project, [...] first.:
USE YOUR BRAIN!
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