Welcome to SolidWorks forums Seb.
The errors can be sometimes due to un-proper importing from different file format. For a quick test, I opened up your IGS file in SolidWorks and save it as parasolid file. Then I reopened that parasolid file in SolidWorks and all errors were gone. In case you need that, I can send the parasolid file to you or you can try on your own and then create your STL file.
In case this is not what you need, please explain what else you are looking for.
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Can you also put up the 3DM rhino files?
So when you built this in rhino did you create solid bobies or just surfaces that intersect, I see that it cannot hold water, surfaces intersecting surfaces.
In SW that would work has to be water tight for SW or any SolidModeler to make solid.
So you'll have to do some trimming and surface repair in SW.
Hi, firstly thanks for the replies. Though I tried the method you suggested with the Parasolid conversion Deepak, it did not work. Lenny, I am not entirely sure, but I believe that it was created with surfaces, since the original hull form was imported from Maxsurf. Unfortunately, I haven't the ability/experience to do what you are suggesting, as I am only an infrequent user, so would need plenty of help on that front!
Like you, all of us were in your place when we first got started with SW and surfacing is a whole different game when you don't have the solid side down yet.
What is hard is to explain what to do to the SW file to help you out, just like you we would have to start working, use some of the automated feature to help get some bodies out and then mess with the surfaces that are remaining.
Here is the long and short of it, we usally don't have alot of time ourselves to work thru this, most if not all of us had to learn our tricks by the seat of our pants, do this, fail that, get that to work or not.
So read up on healing the surfaces to try and make solid bodies, then save the file, try more and save, try again and save and make a back up at the sametime just in case.
you'll get there just have to put in the time.
Message was edited by: Lenny Bucholz