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Missing surface in solid

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12-05-2013 10:58 AM

I have a scanned model of a casting.  It was necessary to delete surfaces to remove the casting flash from the model.

 

I have lofted/patched/stitched the missing surfaces to close the solid.  Apparently there is a gap somewhere because the model remains as a surface instead of returning to a solid.

 

HOW CAN MISSING SURFACES BE FOUND IN THE MODEL?

 

WHAT ELSE CAN PREVENT THE MODEL FROM RETURNING TO A SOLID?

 

When stitching, the gap tolerance was set to .002".  The model will "rebuild" without any error messages.

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Re: Missing surface in solid

12-05-2013 12:04 PM in reply to: crash_dummy

Can you zip and attach the file here?

 

If you go to the Construction Environment (or I assume the Repair Environment) Inventor can show you where the gaps are.

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Re: Missing surface in solid

12-06-2013 05:04 AM in reply to: crash_dummy

Thanks for the information.  A quick review indicates this will do what I need.  I will try it out.

 

Thanks again.

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