Inventor 2018 – Tip for Converting Existing Surfaces to Freeform

If you’re using the ‘Convert’ tool to create a Freeform surface from an existing surface in Inventor, you might be surprised to find sharp edges appearing on the converted surface, that weren’t in the original.

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This is really only a problem for ‘closed loop’ surfaces, but it’s easily solved using the ‘Merge Edges’ tool, and perhaps the ‘Match Edge’ tool to finish.

Check out the video below for the full details, and I hope this helps you!

Luke

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