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natur3 December 18, 2012 03:00

How to connect these 4 components together as one object?

How do i connect the the oval shape together? As in i want the extrude part to join to the rest of the oval shape.

evcelica December 20, 2012 22:02

I'm not sure I know what you mean exactly, but are you trying to sweep that cross section around in as oval? If so use the sweep function.

natur3 December 24, 2012 03:12


What i meant was to connect the 4 "oval" shapes pointed by the arrows together as a solid. I have tried sweeping, but it keeps giving me errors.

I have tried revolving too, but it doesn't work.

natur3 December 27, 2012 00:54

I wanted to connect the 4 components together (as shown above) as 1 object. I have tried doing it by sweeping, but it keeps giving me these errors; " Line-body operation failed" , Profile self-intersecting, invalid, or exceeds max bounding box.", "No sweep path defined.".

I am sure that I have defined a sweep path.

Extrude does not connects them together.
Can anyone please help?

evcelica January 4, 2013 15:37

I would use the skin/loft function, I see you tried it once but without success. Why are the lines all jaggedy, that could be making it difficult for design modeler.

natur3 January 4, 2013 23:30

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The lines were extracted from an image.
It were jaggedy because the contour were detected using an automated algorithm to detect the boundaries of an object in the image.

Is there any other software that can handle this type of jaggedy lines better and can be imported into ansys?


I have managed to skin/loft. However as shown in the attachment, one of the edge is a straight line. It is because i did the skin/loft twice.

The other side is okay because i did it in 1 skin/loft.

How can I make it rounded?

Or do i have to edit my original lines so that i could use the skin/loft function only once?

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