I endeavor to create clean geometry, always. Part of my workflow is to create Solid Groups/Components whenever possible ( Thanks @DaveR ). I also utilize 3D Warehouse models whenever possible ( big time savings ). I also use tools like SI1/2 ( use both per @CAUL for better results ) to examine my own geometry as well as external content. Up to this point my method of using SI was to single click on the group/component ( component from 3DW ) and open SI. Typically, this provided a result like:
Did you notice the discrepancy between SI2 and Entity Info? But, that is the topic of another post.
If I open the component for editing and select all, I get the following:
If I then right-click on the component, I get the following:
And If I click on one of the errors ( Reversed Faces, click again to see 2nd error ) I get the following:
As you can see, this component has many surprises. So, back to my question. Is this the best method to use SI for troubleshooting solids? Up to this point I have been using the single-click method and being often faced with limited/no help. Am I missing other capabilities of this excellent extension? How do you use SI for troubleshooting solids? As always, thanks for your help.