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Merge

DieselPig
Newbie

Merge

Afternoon All

Having fun modelling a pump volute! I have an example I have studied to understand how it is created and I'm following this with mostly success.

However, I have never used the merge command before and this is where I run into problems.

I have filled and merged the small area arrowed but when I fill and merge the large area the arrow is sat on the small section disappears!

Any ideas?

12 REPLIES 12

Re: Merge

Bit more fiddling and I have solved the issue, I changed the large fill for a projection and this has cured the problem.

Next issue is trying to solidify the whole shebang. When I select the model the solidify feature is greyed out so, is there a way to check what elements are not merged?

I've been through my tree and it all looks merged!

Re: Merge

Hi,

use Search Tool to find one-sided edges.

MH


Martin Hanák

Re: Merge

Thanks Martin

Never used that tool before!

It is showing me edges that I thought were part of a previous merge, do I just merge them to an adjacent edge?

Re: Merge

Hi,

you can merge two neighbouring quilt surface.

Note: In case of import geometry, one-side edge reports geometry error and it sometimes can be corrected using Import data doctor.

MH


Martin Hanák

Re: Merge

Hi Martin

This where I don't understand the problem. the edges are part of a previous merge that completed successfully so what are the edges being shown?

I did see gaps when I was using a spline on the circular edges so I went for a projection and this worked.

The part is not imported I have created this mess myself!

Re: Merge

Hi,

the problem is related to your model. I cannot tell what is wrong, because I do not know what is going on. If you can, upload the model using How to Attach a File to a Discussion Reply procedure.

MH


Martin Hanák

Re: Merge

Hi martin

Thanks for looking much appreciated.

Re: Merge

Hi,

I think that you applied "improper technique" when build your model.

If you move Insert Here arrow to a location shown on picture, then you will get closed volume. You can solidify it and then continue adding geometry.

MH


Martin Hanák

Re: Merge

Hi Martin

Many thanks for your help with my model, learnt a lot yesterday and fixed many errors!

My next issue is fixing the one sided edges I get when solidifying a surface, I've adjusted the accuracy and this does not help.

Re: Merge

Hi,

you cannot apply Solidify command on Fill surface. Use Thicken command on Fill surface or create solid Extrude feature instead of Fill surface.

MH


Martin Hanák

Re: Merge

Hi Martin

I have tried both methods and the same error. The system could not construct the intersection of the part and the feature.

I assume this means they are not touching?

Re: Merge

Hi,

YES, probably "they are not touching".

I am sending the model.

MH


Martin Hanák
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