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Question asked by Vittorio Villani on Oct 31, 2013
Latest reply on Oct 31, 2013 by Vittorio Villani

I created a surface from two fully defined splines.

The surface was created with the fill surface and, for the boundaries, I used extruded surface from the splines, because I wanted the “tangent to face” and “curvature to face” functions to work.


After that I created a solid body thickening the surface, then I mirrored the body.

I was not able to create a single solid body using the combine command. SolidWorks give me some error.


Please see attached file MirrorProblem.


Please notice that I was able to obtain what I wanted changing the order of the functions: I used the mirror command before the thickening command. Please see the file MirrorWorks. This is the reslut I get:




Now the problem is that I have some more complex model that I am working with that may have some thickened surfaces (or solid bodies) that I need to combine with some surfaces. What I am doing now is that I transform the solid bodies to a surface but this is not always simple…


Could you give me any suggestion? Is it possible to make the combine tool work with “complex” solid bodies?