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trim intersecting four point surfaces

Genius
Genius

Is there a way to trim intersecting four point surfaces and create one sheet body or solid body from the intersection?

 

I have tried using the various boolean commands (intersect, subtract, etc.) but I am still not able to get it to work.

 

Attached is the front view and the rear view. The rear view gives you a better outline of the shape.

 

3 REPLIES

Re: trim intersecting four point surfaces

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

There are two approaches you could try.

 

First trim all the surfaces until there are only the faces left that forms a closed volume and then sew them together.

 

The second approach is to create a solid body large enough to engulf the volume of the desired shape and then using the Trim Body function, trim away the excess material using the surfaces.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA

Re: trim intersecting four point surfaces

Genius
Genius

@JohnRBaker Thank you for the feedback! The second approach worked really well.

 

In the first approach, are you referring to the "Trim sheet" function or "Snip surface"?

Re: trim intersecting four point surfaces

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Generally I would use the 'Trim Sheet' function.

John R. Baker, P.E. (ret)
EX-Product 'Evangelist'
Irvine, CA