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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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.