View Full Version : Geometry cutting in sink family won't work...
I am doing something stupid, I must be... :? I can't get my void (see it in the pic?) to cut my solids...
Anyone have an idea?
I'll post the rfa if you need it.
2004-01-22, 07:55 PM
I'm not sure what you are trying to cut, If you need your family to cut out a hole in a counter top, it won't. You need to create the opening in the countertop or make a nested family that includes the sink and counter top.
I want to use the void to shape the profile of my sink. The void is a sweep and the profile used is the one attached in this image...
I'm getting an error message: Can't keep elements joined.
2004-01-22, 08:48 PM
I think you just need to use CUT GEOMETRY now?
I tried it, and that's when I get the msg.
Now hear this: If I make the void as a void, in order to cut any geometry automatically, it will not allow me to create the sweep (probably because of the complex shape of the sweep that has many small segments - it happened other times to me). I have to create it as a solid and then change its property to void. And, of course, that's when I have to Cut Geometry.
Another strange behaviour I haven't noticed before, is that if you try and Join Geometry between 2 adjacent surfaces it will not join the elements. You get an option to erase one. Does anybody know why this happens? In theory, 2 adjacent surfaces should be able to join among each other, at least in geometry it's possible.
2004-01-22, 09:04 PM
What if you cut the sink/counter object so it has a square edge but short of the full distance you really want. Then add a solid sweep that "finishes" the edge instead. Join geometry ought to work in that "direction" perhaps? Nice sink by the way...
You might also try using half the void at a time, top then bottom...that way it might be less sensitive to the turns it takes?
Fun guessing anyway...
What if you cut the sink/counter object so it has a square edge but short of the full distance you really want. Then add a solid sweep that "finishes" the edge instead.
that's what I did and it works that way, but I have to change all the other geometry to make it work in that direction... I just wish it would work with the void... it would be so much easier :!:
Now I'm working on making the bowl an actual sink...
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