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Remove, leaves shell of lofted surface

henry_feldmanhenry_feldman Member Posts: 126 EDU
edited July 2016 in Community Support
Kind of confused here. Here is the link to the document


I have a lofted surface that I have thickened to form a slightly bent tube (finger splint actually)


and then because I want some flexibility, created a second lofted set of rectangles to form a tool to remove a slot on both sides. The slot object it then used to remove the slot.


However this doesn't work, as it removes the slot from the thickened middle but leaves the outer skin of the loft (the slot is way wider than the tube). 



And whatever geometry it generates, the slicer hates it even worse... (if you turn 180 you get the opposite effect). And when you actually slice, it has a weird skin, and replicates the slot twice...




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  • NeilCookeNeilCooke Moderator, Onshape Employees Posts: 4,616
    edited April 2016
    It may be because you can see the original surface? Use the hide icon (eye) in the surfaces list at the bottom of the feature list. If the slicer also sees the surface you can use delete face to get rid of it before exporting. Also, at the back, the surface will not thicken flat to the same plane as your rectangle so you need to cut away the excess material there or use delete face on that too. 
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  • henry_feldmanhenry_feldman Member Posts: 126 EDU
    NeilCooke said:
    It may be because you can see the original surface? Use the hide icon (eye) in the surfaces list at the bottom of the feature list. If the slicer also sees the surface you can use delete face to get rid of it before exporting. Also, at the back, the surface will not thicken flat to the same plane as your rectangle so you need to cut away the excess material there or use delete face on that too. 
    Hiding the surface does make it look better, but does not in fact fix the problem in the model in STL format.(the small rim at the end was a dimension issue (the end of the tool object was too close))
  • henry_feldmanhenry_feldman Member Posts: 126 EDU
    Here is the example after the fix of the end, but still failing in the STL geometry with the remanent surface screwing up slicing...

     
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