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Avoid small Surfaces

kai_h_borbekai_h_borbe Member Posts: 14 EDU
Good morning,
i have a problem with small surfaces (knife faces) in my geometry. The mesher (SnappyHexMesh from opemfoam) did not like such faces.
Here are three screenshots from a example surfaces:
The area of the surfaces are 9,772E-8 m².

May is it possbile to find all surfaces with a area for example below 1,0e-2 m² ?

And can i "fix" these little surfaces, like unite them with the neighbor ?

Best regards
Kai

Comments

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,712
    Finding them can’t be done unless you have a custom feature to do it for you (not too tricky). Once you’ve found them, try Delete Face or Replace Face. 
  • kai_h_borbekai_h_borbe Member Posts: 14 EDU
    edited October 2019
    Thank you, i will try it.

    I have another question in that context,

    to get the visible geometry in a single project without the featuresteps and the not visible geometrys. I download the Part Studio as a Solidwords file and reimport them, is there a easier workaround ?

    Best regards
    Kai

  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 2,712

    to get the visible geometry in a single project without the featuresteps and the not visible geometrys. I download the Part Studio as a Solidwords file and reimport them, is there a easier workaround ? 

    Right-click a part (or surface or curve) in the Parts List (bottom left) and select Show All
  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,968 PRO
    https://forum.onshape.com/discussion/12422/geometry-analysis#latest  Kai you should give your IR an upvote. I just did. 
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