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The joined segments behave like separate ones


I created this door panel and joined all its segments, but when I want to do fillet the engraved one appears as two apart segments, the fillet is not done and issue an error. Please enlighten me what is the problem and how I can resolve that?

Thank you



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Probably the base of the engraved area has two surfaces that are not tangent to each other.

And since you choose Tangency option for the selection mode, the fillet stops at both non-tangent ends.

You could just add a second Fillet on the other side. But, it would be better to Delete the Fillet and the Join, add a Fillet between the two surfaces, and then try the Fillet again. You don't really need to Join the edges if everything is tangent.

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The problem is that I joined the surfaces in the first steps of creating the parts and if I disassemble it I will have a long list of cells in the tree. Also, if I want to delete the joint the body would be deleted completely.

Besides, the fillet was not done at all (to delete it). I even tried to do fillet in the both sides simultaneously but it didn't work either.

Also, applying a fillet on the patch between the two cells is not possible and I receive this message that it is not a sharp edge.

However, when I become unable resolving such the problems I delete the project and begin designing a new one.

I deleted the body and closed the workbench and started designing two new panels with less twisted curves and also avoided to use a vertical spline.



Super Moderator
Unfortunately, surface models sometimes do become so complex that it is better is just start over again. Hopefully use what you learned to do it better the next iteration.

And thanks for including the pictures of the door panels - your surface skills are improving! Are these just training exercises, or are they real production designs?


Thank you dear master

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