I have a surface model, made of patches in rhino. This will be part of an assembly. I need to thicken the surface to 12mm for the material thickness.
I imported the surface model from rhino, and stitched the surface together, before running the Thicken/offset command. I get an error "The attempted operation had problems splitting faces and connecting intersection edges into loops. Try with different inputs."
I deleted the stitch, and tried to thicken each patch individually. The attached part model is how I made out. A few surfaces still generate the same error message.
One attempt to fix this was in the holes in the surface I deleted the face edges of the thickness, and then patched the outer and inner surface seperately, and then stitching that together as a new solid. This also only works in certain areas.
Is there an easier way to do this or a solution for achieving this surface thickness. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Here you go.
1- copy your composite surface to multiple surfaces( feature, copy object or Composite1 RMB, copy object)
2- stitch all surfaces in one (feature, stitch)
3-thicken the stitched surface and check the quilt option
and that's it
Thank you both for the quick response.
I used that method on a different surface as well, and ran into a few issues but modifying the maximum tolerance value in the stitch feature seems to alleviate it.
When I get some more time I would like to build this surface fully in inventor.
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