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flatpack  
#1 Posted : Monday, July 08, 2019 12:55:26 PM(UTC)
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Can anyone share what the difference is between these two tools?

Thank you.


edit (reason for question):

I had three adjacent surfaces and used Add Surface for the first two, but when I used Add Surface for the third one, it deleted it.

Tried Join Surface and it worked.

Edited by user Monday, July 08, 2019 12:59:03 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

rockyroad_us  
#2 Posted : Tuesday, July 09, 2019 11:26:16 AM(UTC)
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As far as my understanding, join surface fills the any gap between the two surfaces and stiches. Sort of force join.

The add surface does behave as you have noticed depending where it is relative to the other surfaces. It sort of behaves like add solid tool. When you add solids together, it blends with common geometry or nurbs to be one continuous entity. You can just try it with two overlapping surfaces extended from the same line and overlapping and you'll see at the end that it turns into one surface. With join surface, the two surfaces have a join demarcation.

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flatpack  
#3 Posted : Tuesday, July 09, 2019 1:22:01 PM(UTC)
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Thank you! Been working with a lot of sheet metal lately and have found using the surface tools are a good way to develop the initial geometry.

nice work on your site btw! may I ask if you use any other 3d modelers besides Shark/VC?

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