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Converting to surfaces


TERRYH
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When creating surfaces from solid what causes some of the surfaces to disappear, is that something I can change to keep it from happening or does it have something to do with the way the part was designed? 

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23 hours ago, Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc. said:

Terry,

If you analyze the original solid and use "Check Solid" are there any faults/problems listed (other than tolerant edges)?

Pete

I'll go back and check that.

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Doing check solid it only showed the edge tolerances. I also tried the other of restarting after converting and they are just gone no where to be found, scratching my head.  

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On 6/23/2022 at 9:15 AM, Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc. said:

Terry,

Do you use the option to place 'untrimmed surfaces' on a level (default = 1000) ? That would save the untrimmed versions of any faces that couldn't convert.

Any chance you could send me the file including the solid you're trying to convert?

Pete

where can I send it 

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Sorry about that ... yeah its supposed to be a dot. (damn fat fingers!)

I'm seeing inconsistent results in MC2021 - 2023 (BTW what version are you running?)

But, I will admit I am the world's worst triple-clicker, so I think that might be the issue.

I noticed that if I think I'm triple-clicking to get the whole body but I actually only double-click, almost all of the solid gets selected (depending on where you double-click). In this case I was attempting to triple-click on one of the top faces and I got this:

 

I tried Ctrl-A to get 'all' and that seems to get me all the surfaces.

Then I tried File/Open and turning on 'import trimmed surfaces' (knowing that it goes through the same code) and that seems to be OK every time.

So MAYBE the triple-click is the problem??? Not sure though

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40 minutes ago, Pete Rimkus from CNC Software Inc. said:

Sorry about that ... yeah its supposed to be a dot. (damn fat fingers!)

I'm seeing inconsistent results in MC2021 - 2023 (BTW what version are you running?)

But, I will admit I am the world's worst triple-clicker, so I think that might be the issue.

I noticed that if I think I'm triple-clicking to get the whole body but I actually only double-click, almost all of the solid gets selected (depending on where you double-click). In this case I was attempting to triple-click on one of the top faces and I got this:

 

I tried Ctrl-A to get 'all' and that seems to get me all the surfaces.

Then I tried File/Open and turning on 'import trimmed surfaces' (knowing that it goes through the same code) and that seems to be OK every time.

So MAYBE the triple-click is the problem??? Not sure though

triple-double click.png

I have asked for that to be disabled in the configurations I hate triple click about as much as I hate liens coming into the software when I am probing a part using the CIMCO add on.

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Window selecting like that should work - and it does for me. And with your part all the surfaces get created.

I still think its a selection thing and not a surface-generation-from-faces thing. I get surfaces for every face that is selected.

I want to recommend triple-clicking as a way to be sure you got the whole solid and nothing but the solid, but since I don't appear capable of using it, I really can't recommend it.

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