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feldwill
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Combining parts into one

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04-05-2012 06:57 AM

I have made one part out of 4 different sections. And now I'm trying to combine it into one solid. My thought process was: if I make a derived part out of them it'll automatically make it a solid part. But I'm still having separate surfaces where two should have been united.

What is the procedure for getting this accomplished.

Thank You

  William

 

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Accudyne1
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Message 2 of 8 (2,125 Views)

Re: Combining parts into one

04-05-2012 07:12 AM in reply to: feldwill

Can you post a picture of your failed result?

What version inventor are you running?

 

Tony

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Accudyne1
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Re: Combining parts into one

04-05-2012 07:23 AM in reply to: feldwill

I am using 2012...this is the button you need to select to merge seams in a derived component...

 

merge.jpg

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feldwill
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Re: Combining parts into one

04-05-2012 07:44 AM in reply to: Accudyne1

See attached screens.

Seems like I'm doing the same thing. The joint in blue circle joined like it shout, but in red stayed as 2 separate surfaces.

W

 

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JDMather
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Re: Combining parts into one

04-05-2012 07:50 AM in reply to: feldwill

Try Delete Face with Heal and select the two faces.

 

Are you sure both of those faces are the same?

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Accudyne1
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Re: Combining parts into one

04-05-2012 07:55 AM in reply to: feldwill

That is odd...could you post the part maybe? I have to run out for a bit, but if no one else has looked I will take a look after lunch...

 

Good luck

 

Tony

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feldwill
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Re: Combining parts into one

04-05-2012 08:08 AM in reply to: feldwill

I'm using 2012. The part is a bit sensitive to post ipt's. But at least I know I was on the right track creating the part.

The spiral was created as a 36-section loft, so it could be that one of the surfaces is not a perfect geometric shape. I'm thinking that 2 surfaces that meet are good, but the ID of the spiral is not a perfect circle.

Let me play around with geometry and "healing" surfaces.

I'll keep you posted.

Thanks for validating my technique.

  Regards

W

 

 

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Accudyne1
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Re: Combining parts into one

04-05-2012 08:10 AM in reply to: feldwill

No problem, good luck.  Let us know if you figure it out!

 

Tony

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