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Moving a Face and Fillets on small tight objects

stephen_dewingstephen_dewing Member Posts: 21
Can anyone help me with how I can move this face 3mm instead of just 2.1mm, as in first link? Or why I can't do it or another way of doing it please?  I have tried thickening etc and then a thicken and a move face on top of each other.  While it works in the studio (as in second link) it doesn't translate when printing.

I want it to look like this.  https://cad.onshape.com/documents/edfc967dbb3714516f988e82/w/553527fe99b08363915efc53/e/0607f4f83f2c0051d2873aa7

Also, why can't I make Fillet 1 in this second link, between the base and the wall, more than .49mm.  Is there any way of forcing it to 2.9mm or 3mm?

I assume it is to do with tight curves and the model being too small but would love to be able to beat this in some way.

Thank you in anticipation for your help.



  • Evan_ReeseEvan_Reese Member Posts: 538 PRO
    both documents won't open for me. both seem to be in the trash?
    Evan Reese / Principal and Industrial Designer with Fractal
    Website: fractalmade.com
    Instagram: @evan.reese.designs
  • stephen_dewingstephen_dewing Member Posts: 21
    Hi Evan,

    Sorry about that.  I didn't get a response so thought I must have done it wrong and deleted the drawing, like you say.  I would still like to know why sometimes I can move a face 3mm and other times I can't.  Even if they meld into each other, it usually works.  But sometimes it just wont cooperate.
    In this case, it will only go 1.66mm.  

    I re drew it and made the inner curves not so tight and moved the face up to 2.99mm. https://cad.onshape.com/documents/c8f5f901c484c60a036b33d6/w/da2d920edf6abddd6021b068/e/eb7c247dfca174d747ccdd98  

    Still wondering why it won't go all the way.  it's the same with fillets and sometimes shelling.  I just can't get the size I want.

    Just thinking about the Moving Face.  The crazy thing was with the first link was that I was able to move the face three times on top of each face.  But when I did that, it didn't print correctly at all. Just ended up hollow.

    Thanks for looking at this for me.

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