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How to Fill in Gaps in Truncated Icosahedron

How to Fill in Gaps in Truncated Icosahedron

How to Fill in Gaps in Truncated Icosahedron

I have made a truncated icosahedron using 4mm thick hexagons and pentagons but there are gaps between adjacent faces. Chamfering the edges of the individual parts will solve the problem but how do you calculate how much to chamfer each side of the pentagons and hexagons.


If you need access to the parts, I have attached them. There is the truncated icosahedron assembly, the hexagon part and the pentagon part and finally the truncated icosahedron part which I made from the assembly.


RE: How to Fill in Gaps in Truncated Icosahedron

The link you your own personal google drive account is for you alone. If you tell me the login and password you are granting me access to all of your personal data! Simpler to just upload a screen-capture graphic using the Eng-Tips image handler.

If the faces don't join, then you haven't actually got the geometry any regular polygon is supposed to have. Somewhere, the sketches you started with, or the constraints you have tried to use do not align the features the way you think they do.


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