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Why is tangency not working on this fill?

znerol_1znerol_1 Member Posts: 8
Hi Everyone,

total noob here, I tried to understand the documentation but struggeling a bit.

The goal is to create a surface that would be continuous without ridges when mirroring the part on X,Y,Z axes.

However the fill tool shows an error when i try to select tangency, something about continuity requirements too high, i do not understand.

On each corner all edges meet at 90 degree angle.

Now the surface created has these ridges i would like to avoid.

How to proceed?

Cheers,
Loz



https://cad.onshape.com/documents/b043e2322c85fa8ddb6c4038/w/a13dcb4e77998f0d4ef35f99/e/99d8f5411e8417b29a936c46?renderMode=0&uiState=661beb0f9849bb38e72ca06b


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    S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,412 PRO
    Answer ✓
    You can also use Loft in this case. It's not really the recommended way to do things, because the center becomes mathematically degenerate. However, if all the constraints are carefully constructed, it can work.



    A better solution would be break the surface up into more pieces. Here I swept part of sketch 4 along sketch 1, trimmed it and used a boundary surface with curvature along the trimmed edge. Note that I needed to finish constraining sketch 4 so that the boundary surface didn't give errors in tangency. The end result is very clean.


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    znerol_1znerol_1 Member Posts: 8
    I managed to make some progress by sketching beziers more carefully, however I'm back to the same problem that I can not have dtangency on all faces, where am I going wrong? 

    The goal is to be able to mirror the fill so that one seemless object is created, without ridges

    BR,
    Loz

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    stvnvl_8501stvnvl_8501 Member Posts: 120 PRO
    fill-experiment - Copy | Wing (onshape.com)

    I first extruded the curves to have a surface to reference in the fill surface tangency option. 
    don't know if this is the right way but seems pretty ok. 

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    S1monS1mon Member Posts: 2,412 PRO
    Answer ✓
    You can also use Loft in this case. It's not really the recommended way to do things, because the center becomes mathematically degenerate. However, if all the constraints are carefully constructed, it can work.



    A better solution would be break the surface up into more pieces. Here I swept part of sketch 4 along sketch 1, trimmed it and used a boundary surface with curvature along the trimmed edge. Note that I needed to finish constraining sketch 4 so that the boundary surface didn't give errors in tangency. The end result is very clean.


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    glen_dewsburyglen_dewsbury Member Posts: 603 ✭✭✭
    edited April 30
    This can be accomplished with a loft as well. You may want to take a close look at your sketches. I found some odd things that produced a weird bulge when working with the fill tool. See branch B1.
    When I did this as a fill a number of additional surfaces had the be added for surface tangency.
    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/3a175201b2a90288a66bf364/w/832bdec234823eadedb081fa/e/c5dee3ddde2de4b3e71f9b26



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    znerol_1znerol_1 Member Posts: 8
    @S1mon thank you very much! That was a great idea to slice through it half way up, that was the pointer I needed!!  :)
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