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Cut solid

    • Lotte
      Subscriber

      Hello,

      I want to make a cut in a solid as shown in the image, I am creating a plane there and then using split body. Sadly it gives me an unable to cut body error. Does anyone one has any idea what to do?

    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      In SpaceClaim there are two approaches.
      One is to use the Facet tab to convert the solid into a Facet Body, use the tools on the Facet tab to split the Facet body, then convert the Facet body back to a solid.
      Another is to convert the solid to a facet body, but then use the Auto-Skin tool to create a much simpler surface geometry that will easily be split and much easier to mesh.
    • Lotte
      Subscriber
      I actually tried the first approach but this will result in the outlet not being clean but also having some edges in it, any ideas to solve this/ what I did wrong?
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      You can try to Regularize the Facet body before you do the slice. If that doesn't work the second approach is recommended.
    • Lotte
      Subscriber
      Sadly, the other option gives me the error that is is not possible to convert. The reason why I want such a clean surface is to extend the inlet by using the blend tool. Is their another way to do it? Perhaps when it is still a facet surface / facet body?
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      I'm confused what you mean by the "other option", do you mean regularize then slice? Did you Check the facet body and repair any defects before you tried to convert to geometry?
      You can draw the extension you want using the Design tab, making sure it overlaps with the existing body, then convert both to Facets and perform a Unite operation while they are facets.
    • Lotte
      Subscriber
      In the end it worked to do the following: 'One is to use the Facet tab to convert the solid into a Facet Body, use the tools on the Facet tab to split the Facet body, then convert the Facet body back to a solid'. One of the problems I do encounter is the elements along the edge (as can be seen in the attached image). Ofcourse this will influence my meshing, I have used the regularize option but the result will stay the same. Any thoughts about that?
    • peteroznewman
      Subscriber
      I recommend trying the Auto-Skin tool, or manually using the Skin tool to replace hundreds of facets with a single face, and patch together faces to make a solid.
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