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karthur1
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How would be the best way to remove this surface

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03-21-2013 12:38 PM

I am trying to figure out how to remove a portion from this part.  I need the beige colored "lump" removed and it needs to be smooth with the other suffaces.

 

I can copy the surfaces and then do a patch, but the new surface does not look right.  It has a buldge in it.

 

Also tried "Delete face" which I use all the time, but it does not work here.

 

Thanks

Hi Karthur1,

 

I might be bumping an old post but this might help.

Sometimes surfacing need to be trimmed back to make the topology of the surface easier to match. Loft 1 edge to 1 edge, 2 edges to 2 edges, or as in this case 6 edges to 6 edges etc…). If you keep this in mind most of the time you can get a very quick easy result.

 

Hope this helps

 

Cheers

 

Mark

Inventor 2013

 

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JDMather
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Re: How would be the best way to remove this surface

03-21-2013 02:53 PM in reply to: karthur1

Check this part.

 

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Re: How would be the best way to remove this surface

03-22-2013 05:09 AM in reply to: JDMather

Yes, Exactly like that.  Can you post the ipt so I can see how you did that?

 

Thanks

 

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Re: How would be the best way to remove this surface

03-22-2013 05:21 AM in reply to: karthur1

I didn't stay in the modeling environment - so there is no full history.

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Re: How would be the best way to remove this surface

03-22-2013 05:26 AM in reply to: JDMather

Can you explain how you did that?

 

What did you go to Fusion or something else?

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Re: How would be the best way to remove this surface

03-25-2013 01:41 PM in reply to: JDMather

JD...

 

Can you explain how you solved this?

 

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Re: How would be the best way to remove this surface

03-25-2013 01:48 PM in reply to: karthur1

I discarded my attempt.

I didn't go to Fusion.

I went back and forth between Construction Environment and Modeling Environment.


Autodesk seems to have Construction, Repair and Inventor conFusion mixed up right now - so I haven't fooled around with this much for the past couple of years, waiting for them to settle out to one environment for editing base solids.

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Re: How would be the best way to remove this surface

03-26-2013 02:12 AM in reply to: karthur1

Hi Karthur1,

 

I might be bumping an old post but this might help.

Sometimes surfacing need to be trimmed back to make the topology of the surface easier to match. Loft 1 edge to 1 edge, 2 edges to 2 edges, or as in this case 6 edges to 6 edges etc…). If you keep this in mind most of the time you can get a very quick easy result.

 

Hope this helps

 

Cheers

 

Mark

Inventor 2013

 

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Re: How would be the best way to remove this surface

03-26-2013 04:05 AM in reply to: Mark.Downes

Very nice solution. 

Kind of embarrassed now how much unnecessary effort I expended.

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Re: How would be the best way to remove this surface

03-26-2013 06:10 AM in reply to: JDMather

This technique (see attached) simplifies to the selection of 5 planar faces.

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