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how soild component don't converted to surfaces in stp file ?

By basant mohamed on 31 Mar 23:51 7 answers 1277 views 3 comments

hi
i import a solid component to inventor fusion and then i add anther component to make them as one geometry, when i save the file as stp the solid component converted to surfaces, i don't know why that happened, i want the two component to be solid, please help me what can i do.
thanks

7 answers

  • Ioannis Skarlatakis
    Ioannis Skarlatakis over 4 years ago

    Hi there

    You seem to have a very interesting project on the go... regarding your files...
    However I didn't know that the file is a dwg...
    First you have to save your model from fusion as a .sat
    Then Inventor can open this file as an assembly and as far as I can see the one part comes as a solid and the bone comes as a surface. But that's Ok!!!
    I used the the copy object to make a new surface around the bone and then I sculpted it.
    Now you can find attached the assembly with the 2 solid parts attached. In addition you can derive this assembly through a part to avoid to have an assembly...
    This can give you a straightforward solution to your problem. Although I would wait for Kevin's ideas as well as he normally brings very helpful solutions!!!

    Regards

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    Assembly1.zip, 16.7 MB
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  • Ioannis Skarlatakis
    Ioannis Skarlatakis over 4 years ago

    Hi there

    I am not really sure what are you doing but while you try to export in stp you should be able to find some extra options... ...you might find some luck there.

  • Kevin Dobson
    Kevin Dobson over 4 years ago

    Usually a solid turning to a surface when converting to a step means it has an area when the rounding of the math causes a gap between faces, also known as a leak. it usually happens in complex areas such as blended radii or complex faces.
    Can you post the original and step files you are working with? I've got an idea on how to fix, but I'd like to experiment before I post the idea as a solution...I might be wrong

  • Kevin Dobson
    Kevin Dobson over 4 years ago

    I've had quick look at the files...cool models, but very complex surfaces. I'm not at all surprised to find leaks. Ioannis suggested the best workflow. Changing to to a different neutral format should prevent the leaks.

  • basant mohamed
    basant mohamed over 4 years ago

    hi
    Thanks a lot Ioannis and kevin, you have helped me a lot. This problem I was trying to solve for a week
    Ioannis i would ask you to tell me the steps that you did please
    thanks again

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