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Isolate surface gap in Solidworks

By 2ea76538 on 20 Apr 18:53 1 answer 4271 views 1 comment

Say you have a lot of surfaces and want to knit them together but knit tool fails to close everything. How can I isolate where the gap or problem is?

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  • Tommy Mueller
    Tommy Mueller over 4 years ago

    Could be a very tricky problem to resolve.
    I have just a few ideas & reminders to share which could help:

    1) While using the "surfacing" tools, the blue lines indicate a gap between the surfaces. This is a visual aid for when you need to knit surfaces.

    2) While using the "Knit Surfaces" command, try moving the slider to allow larger gaps to be knitted; there are two sliders.

    3) Consider revising/replacing "coincident" relationships with "pierce" point relationships when applicable

    4) Knit the surfaces as you go, instead of trying to merge them all in the end

    5) Use the "Filled Surface" command, it can be a modeling-life-saver

    As always, hope this helps :)

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