It might be second nature for you "seasoned" fusioniers, but I need some help with this. How would you go about patching this so that it is one surface? I need it to look like this when done.
I have a much more complicated part that I am working on. Hopefully I can apply the same methods used to patch this.
While it may be possible to patch that cutout, my first thought was to rebuild the surface entirely.
See the attached image. There is an edge and a circular reference available.
I appreciate the response, but like I said, I am working on a much more complicated part. On the more complicated part, rebuilding it is not as simple as my example.I will just post my problem part here so you can see what I mean. Maybe there is a simply way to repair this.
If you look at this part. You will see several places around the perimeter that has a void/cutout in them. Is there a way to repair these voids?
You are correct, this is a complicated part.
Unfortunately I couldn't find a way to repair those voids perfectly. It may be work for a more robust surface modeling tool. Lofting with rails should be a good strategy. Delete the affected faces and replace them entirely. I could not get Inventor Fusion to loft sufficiently to achieve this.
Is the original data available? If this came from a parametric modeler it may be possible to "turn off" some of these features prior to exporting this surface.
The data file that was supplied to me is a solidwks file. Of course, when I bring that into Inventor there is no way to turn off the feature.
Inventor or Inventor Fusion?
If Inventor, what do you mean by "...no ay to turn off the feature?"
I would look at the Extract Loop command in Inventor to see if the original untrimmed surface geometry could be recovered. Can you zip and attach the original SWx file (in the Inventor forum of course)?
Edit: I was able to open your dwg file in Inventor and untrim (Extract Loop) the surfaces.