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Why does my part look like this?

michael_mcewenmichael_mcewen OS Professional Posts: 70 PRO
I've drawn a part in part studio, basically a ring with flanges. It looks correct; all constraints are in order, all lines are black.  After extruding, it looks faceted.  Not sure why.  Any ideas??

Here's the file: https://cad.onshape.com/documents/3dd0f5a01a4f3ab9946cd01a/w/0c76860cd41097ed46076413/e/ca85ec4235c0c526b256e3ec
It's the 9th part down from the top, called TOP CROSS.
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  • brucebartlettbrucebartlett Member, OS Professional, Mentor Posts: 1,878 PRO
    For some reason, the auto is defaulting to very coarsely tessellated. You can now change this with the part appearance. Setting it to "Fine" fixes the issue.


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  • michael_mcewenmichael_mcewen OS Professional Posts: 70 PRO
    Hi Bruce, thanks.  That did the trick.  Probably went to coarse, because I have so many intricate parts in my parts studio.
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,331
    @michael_mcewen - yes!
    The short answer is that there is a triangle budget for each part studio. Lots of parts = coarser tessellation.
    There is actually more intelligence - but for now, assume thats how it works.
    The ability to override the tessellation setting is just the first step - more coming! :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • michael_mcewenmichael_mcewen OS Professional Posts: 70 PRO
    Thanks Philip.  I seem to find myself in this place more and more. I'm drawing whole (light) fixtures, sometimes with hundreds of parts.  I'm using the files to have parts made, but also as client presentations. I often want to show a series of several whole fixtures in assemblies for these presentations. By the time I get towards the end of the process, the program is stalling out completely.  I wonder, am I miss-using the program, or is my work process somehow in error?

    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/3dd0f5a01a4f3ab9946cd01a/w/0c76860cd41097ed46076413/e/52d289c17f89335c0973c905
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,331
    Oh boy!

    Let me see if waving my wand over this helps at all . .    :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • michael_mcewenmichael_mcewen OS Professional Posts: 70 PRO
    Is that all it takes?!  Thanks Philip!
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,331
    Ok, wand has been waved!




    Things for you to do.

    • Do not model anything other than ONE of each thing in a Part Studio (use assemblies for instancing / patterning)
    • Boolean the chain so that you dont have 900 parts
    • Build logical groupings of things at each level of assembly (sometimes assembly sequence - doesn't have to be)
    • Because the part count is significantly fewer, a much higher level of tessellation is used (your original question)







    https://cad.onshape.com/documents/9a78228c55a1d44862542e48/w/23c3997df919ac767a325cb5/e/a15ce866b85fbfd426c5f0f9

    I hope this helps :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • michael_mcewenmichael_mcewen OS Professional Posts: 70 PRO
    Hey Philip, Sorry, I missed your response a few weeks back. This is really helpful. I clearly need to spend more time learning how to navigate my way around in Assemblies. Onshape is my first CAD experience; I'm just a couple years in. I spent just enough time learning to navigate within Part Studio, and drawings to get some work done. But Assemblies is another story!  Example: I have no idea what Boolean means (some kind of broth, right?).

    Thanks for the tips!
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,331
    @michael_mcewen - Glad to hear it helped.
    If you would like a 1 hour primer on Mating Assemblies, here is a webinar i gave last week.

    https://www.onshape.com/videos/onshape-assemblies-for-solidworks-users-071018

    :)
    Philip Thomas - Onshape
  • philip_thomasphilip_thomas Member, Moderator, Onshape Employees, Developers Posts: 1,331
    Here is some info on Boolean operations

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Constructive_solid_geometry




    Philip Thomas - Onshape
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