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#TechTipTuesday-- Taking out the garbage geometry with KeyCreator

Posted by John McCullough on Tue, Jun 27, 2017

 

Have you been working with CAD files that need to be repaired or cleaned up? This week’s Tech Tip deals with fixing bad, or “dirty,” geometry within a design. In this video, you will learn basic tools to fill in gaps, verifying a solid and more using KeyCreator.

#TechTipTuesday-- Taking out the garbage geometry with KeyCreator

 

 

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Video TRANSCRIPT:

  

Simplifying a Solid

Select Tools, Maintenance, Simplify Body

Select solid to simplify then Accept

A dialog window will open with the geometry analysis information

Select the Show All Faces button to colorize the faces by type

Select Backup

Select Fix Body to simplify the faces

Select Show Changed Faces

This will colorize only the changed faces

Select Backup

Select the Show All Faces button to colorize the faces by type

 

Verifying a Solid

Select Tools, Verify, Body

Select only the first option in the small dialog window that opens. Then select OK

Select the solid or sheet body (open solid)

A dialog window will open with the results

If there were no problems with the solid then all these would be greyed out

Any openings in the solid will be highlighted

 

Now let’s fix the openings in the solid

Select Create, Surfaces, Ruled

Select OK in the dialog window

Select the 2 edges to create the surface

Select Create, Advanced, Surfaces, Cover

Select Non-Tangent then OK

Select Chain then Circuit

Select one of the edges and the entire opening will select automatically

Select Accept

Select Done then OK

 

Now let’s stick this into one closed solid

Select Modify, Topology, Stitch

Select OK in the dialog window

Select all the faces to stick together then Accept

Now you have a closed solid

 

Filling in missing faces

Select Create, Surfaces, Cover

Select Tangent then OK

Select Chain then Circuit

Select one of the edges and the entire opening will select automatically

Select Accept

Select Done then OK

A tangent surface is created

 

Adding thickness to a thin solid

Select Modify, Solid Face, Thicken Sheet

Enter thickness amount then select OK

Select the thin solid

Indicate direction to add thickness

 

Removing and Fixing Bad Geometry

Select Multiple Delete

Select what you want to delete

Select Create, Surfaces, Edge Curves

Select OK in the dialog window

Select edges to create a new clean surface

 

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Topics: KeyCreator, Direct CAD, CAD Geometry, #TechTipTuesday, Fixing Broken Geometry