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Surfacing to Solid Issue

Question asked by Mary Elizabeth Merrick on Jul 22, 2014
Latest reply on Jul 22, 2014 by Mary Elizabeth Merrick

Hi all!  I'm working with surfacing for the first time in Solidworks, and I'm having trouble knitting everything into a solid, the option is greyed out and I can only merge all the surfaces.  I tried saving the surfaces as a new part and exporting as a STEP to run import diagnostics to see if I can fill any holes, I'm only left with two gaps when I do this, but I can't seem to figure out why. 

 

(I also have to do this in a specific order or it entirely removes a surface...  So, I found if I heal all the gaps and then repair faces, I'm left with two or three gaps that I can't fill)

 

I'm using Solidworks Premium 2014 x64 edition.  If anyone at all knows how to get this to be a solid, please help.  I'm really struggling.  Any/all help is appreciated (just please don't tell me I need to restart, because I might cry).

 

Thanks!

MB

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