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How to simplify this geometry that has loads of facets ?

By farzad on 05 Feb 15:18 3 answers 5 comments

Hi All

I have a geometry that have imported with a lot of facets in solidworks , but I need to take out a simple geometry with simple lines but with less effort , shall you please tell me how to ? I did already some corrections in the stp file but you can check the igs file

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3 answers

  • Robert H.
    Robert H. over 1 year ago

    Create a new extrude feature based on the import.

    Select the face of the part to start your sketch and convert entity while this face is selected. This will give you a perimeter sketch that has all the facets that you want to get rid of .

    Then on each faceted area, window all the facet segments and use the sketch command 'fit spline' to replace all the facets with a single approximate spline curve.

    Once you're done with that, extrude up to the opposite face of the part, don't forget to un-check 'merge result'.

    Finally, 'delete body' on the faceted body and you're left with the repaired part.

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  • Robert H.
    Robert H. over 1 year ago

    'delete face' is also sometimes pretty good for getting rid of small patch surfaces or slivers of geometry that can be difficult to get rid of with cuts or extrudes.

  • farzad
    farzad over 1 year ago

    thank you so much , fantastic

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