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Strange Split Error

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10-18-2013 11:24 AM



I am trying to split the attached hollow box into 2 pieces using a custom stitched surface (Stitch Surface12 in the ipt file).


Create parting line failed

    Splitting Practice.ipt: Errors occurred during update

        Split2: Could not build this Split


Interestingly, when I use the "Trim Solid" option on the split, it works perfectly - i.e. I can get either the top half or the bottom half of the box. But I cannot get both using the "Split Solid" option. Can anyone shed light on why this is happening?


Greatly appreciated. Thanks!





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Betreff: Strange Split Error

10-20-2013 09:11 AM in reply to: id35

In many cases it's good, if the splitting tool is larger than the body. See file


But extension is only possible to the outside. Why?

Later: I've seen. It's caused by both 171.98 degree angled faces near Extrusion2



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Re: Strange Split Error

10-20-2013 10:17 AM in reply to: id35

Maybe there is an easier way?  (see attached)


oops, let me try that again.

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Re: Strange Split Error

10-20-2013 07:31 PM in reply to: JDMather

I just found if I extended the two side surface and the Split Solid can works. Please refer to the attached part. BTW, if you use the Split Face, your original stitched surface also OK.

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Betreff: Strange Split Error

10-21-2013 11:10 AM in reply to: wh
Thanks everyone for looking into this and providing excellent solutions. I will be sure to extend any split surfaces going forward.


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