1 Reply Latest reply on Aug 21, 2013 4:33 PM by Luke Seed

    Create Solid from Two Surfaces

    Cory Spivey

      What is the best practice in creating a solid from two surfaces (as attached)?

        • Re: Create Solid from Two Surfaces
          Luke Seed

          I would think your best practice is to:

          1. import both of those surfaces into the same part
          2. trim off any excess surfaces you don't want
          3. since this has two flat edges I would set up a plane on each edge.
          4. On each plane do a sketch that converts the intersecting edges into a profile.
          5. Turn those two sketches into planar surfaces bounded by the sketch
          6. Take all 4 surfaces you have and do a knit surface checking the "merge entities" and "try to form solid" boxes.

           

          Provided all the edges are clean this would get you one solid part.

           

          Luke

           

          *edit*

          1. Trim excess surfaces you don't want in the initial part
          2. Save new assembly as .sldprt
          3. Sketch a intersection curve on the small open side and make a planar surface
          4. Do a boundary surface for the long open side.
          5. Take all 4 surfaces and knit the surfaces together into a solid.