I have a customer assembly that is basically a shell enclosure made of two halves and bolted together. I was given a step file so I cannot suppress features. I need to work this solid model into a single part and it needs to be completely continuous, aka no holes. How can I take the geometry I was given and combine the parts, fill the holes?
At this point I'm looking for a better solution than imporinting cross section sketches and creating a new part from blending those sections together.
Thanks for any suggestions,
This is the work of the import data doctor. You should be able to highlight the edges of the holes and hit Delete. Sometimes it works, and other times it doesn't.
You can search for "IDD" to get additional information. To me, life is to short for IDD.
Also, do you have Flexible Modeling? In some cases, that is REALLY easy to remove holes with.
Select the surfaces that are the hole and then just hit Remove, same as IDD, though, sometimes it works and sometimes it does not.
Then you can start adjusting accuracy, if it doesn't work.
Import Data Doctor or basic operation with surfaces can help you. Trim surface, extend edges, merge quilts and surface free form (not well known, but important to reset trimmed surface in imported model to original not trimmed surfaces). If you can post a part of a model i can help you.