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Merge surfaces without free edges

Question asked by Milos Stancic on Oct 23, 2014
Latest reply on Oct 23, 2014 by Jamil Snead

Hi surface geniuses

 

I am working on a simple joint surface. I need to create surfaces and not solid parts because i later send it to Abaqus for analysis and if i can make my part with surfaces it saves me a lot of time and gives a quick analysis.

 

So, please find attached .sldprt i currently have. it is really simple and done with couple of surfaces.

 

The thing that is bothering me is that when i transfer this file to abaqus the edges in Solidworks that are shown BLUE are considered free edges. And when i have free edges the calculation is wrong and i have to do more work.

 

And you can see also on the pictures with even more simple cases that i have edges blue color (free edges)

 

I have tried with knit function but didn't succeed on making it work.

 

Is there a way to somehow make this surfaces one part ? or to merge them so they can be one ? Or any way to make this blue edges not free ?

 

Thanks a lot as always. everyone in this community has been helpful a lot.

 

I am using solidworks 2013 sp5.

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