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unite two solids error message

unite two solids error message

unite two solids error message

(OP)
When I am trying to unite two solids I keep getting the error message "Thru face does not intersect the path of the tool" .  Can anyone tell me what this means and how I can fix it?

Thanks!

RE: unite two solids error message

I hate to ask the obvious but it sounds like they do not truly intersect, do they?

If memory serves this is the usual problem, but I imagine you do have 2 solids with a positive area intersecting between the two solids.

Just as a matter of curiousity, can you perform an 'Intersect/Subtract' also does your selection order have any different effect to changing the problem?

Regards

David Ponder
Senior Design Engineer
TWR Australia

RE: unite two solids error message

(OP)
Yes, I cut sections through it to make sure. I moved the solid I was trying to unite even more inside the target solid, and I tried a different order. None of that worked.
Then I tried offsetting the face I was trying to unite (the target solid) a small amount, and VOILA, it united!!
Thanks for your help!

RE: unite two solids error message

What is the file size?   G?
I would be willing to take a look at it if you were willing to send a file along.

Stephen

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