I'm desiging a wing for the back of a car. I created a wing part, two strut parts, and a base part and put them together in an assembly. It wouldn't mesh. I tried everything I could with mesh settings, but nothing worked, so I decided to check each part individually. I opened the wing part and it wouldn't mesh. It said most of my extrusions were interfereing. Well, yeah, I agree- for ease of modeling I just "merged" all the extrusions as I made them. I would start on the same plane and just extrude through and existing part instead of setting an offest.
So I take it I can't do that? In other words, I made a mostly solid rib (it has holes in it) that is .1" thick. I then opened a new sketch from the plane of the part I just extruded and drew the shape of the spar. I then extruded the spar, which is also .1" thick, but 55 inches long- so .1" of the 55i inches is inside the rib. I let the extrusion merge with the rib. When I run Simulation mesh, it says my extrusion collide and stops. So I have to make every extrusion so it doesn't go through an existing extrusion? That seems tedius, especially on a complicated part. My wing is made of composite material, so it will basically be one big piece of plastic once the glue dries, so I don't get why I can merge extrusions.
Can someone help me out here? Thanks.