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I have a lot of edges (pictured below) and, I want to merge them all together (which in turn would create extra vertices). Is there a way to merge all of these edges? enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ Have you tried "limited dissolve"? $\endgroup$ – Leander Apr 18 '20 at 19:35
  • $\begingroup$ The edges at the underside crossing each other do not have shared vertices right? That's only edges going in 2 different directions, right? $\endgroup$ – Xylvier Apr 18 '20 at 22:37
  • $\begingroup$ @Xylvier Correct! $\endgroup$ – Pro Effects MAX Apr 20 '20 at 12:27
  • $\begingroup$ @Leander Yes, I've tried but it doesn't work $\endgroup$ – Pro Effects MAX Apr 20 '20 at 12:27
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Based on the comments and the question i take it that you want to close the bottom area of the object and at the same time reduce the number of vertices to a minimum.

In that regard, i would do the following:

  1. Go in edit mode -> edge selection
  2. Select the edges that go along the long side ending at each side at the n-gon
  3. Press X and Delete the Edges
  4. Now switch to vertex selection
  5. Select the vertices at each side at the bottom edge of the n-gon, where the previously deleted edges were connected.
  6. Press X and Dissolve Vertices
  7. Now the left over edges can be used to create faces along the bottom area by selecting two edges and pressing F to fill the area between those.

All this sounds stretched and long, but once you know the steps it's done in a jiffy.

Here a little visual of the procedure:
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I didn't go through all faces at the end, as it is just rinse and repeat.

A tip at the end, i would suggest to use the "F2"-add-on, that comes with Blender:

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Makes it easier and faster while modeling.

Happy Blending

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