I am working off the loft of an aircraft skin. I am trying to thicken a surface into a solid and for some reason I am getting a failure during face check. Can you guys take a look and see if you can find out what is wrong?
Ok. Tried that and it failed. From what I can see, the problem seems to be that the faces are not tangent to each other. I was able to rebuid your surface with all the faces tangent, and then it thickened fine. Unfortunately, I used 2014, and your part was 2013, so I can't show you what I did, so I'll describe it. I offset the front and back edges into 3D sketches (separate sketches), and then did a fit spline on each one. Then I made a third 3D sketch offsetting the face edges that run front to back. Then created a boundary surface from the front to the back with the third sketch as guide curves. Then thicken. Not sure if it will work for you, but it results in a body that should match what you want.
How thick are you trying to make it? I tried 3/8" per side and had no problem.
Edit: It fails to the inside at about 1.335", which is the radius of the top surface. This is to be expected, as the radius is eliminated and the surfaces to either side intersect.
Sorry, I should have added that info. I need to thicken it .051" inward. I know it works if you thicken it in both directions, but obviously that isn't what I need.
Thanks follow Mark, I have 2014 as well so if you wanted to post it I'd appreciate it. I was hoping to avoid having to rebuild the surfaces but if I have to then it can't be helped.
I'll have to tweak it a bit for my purposes but it's about the best I am going to get. Thanks Mark, I appreciate it.
It works even without doing the fit spline.
Retrieving data ...