Problem: I have a curved edged wire model that I have developed that needs to have a Face applied to it, whilst keeping other "holes" within the model "Face-free". It's like a wire mesh but the wires are much thicker and flat.
How I created it: I initially used curves to create the model as can be seen below then converted it to a mesh. Then I selected all the edges and pressed "F" to create a face. I hoped that the long flat curved wires would get faces, leaving the middle "holes" empty. Unfortunately only the middle "holes" became Faces and the flat wire sections were left, albeit somehow linked to the middle Hole faces.
My only other option is to individually select each face in straight groups before pressing "F" but this would take days as the model is pretty large.
Any help would be appreciated.
Image 1: Pre-Face. I want the thinner parts to have Faces and centre "holes" to be empty.
Image 2: After adding Faces this is the outcome with Faces where I don't want them.
Image 3: After selecting the Hole Face and deleting it the Face icon (the black dot) disappears but there still seems to some form of Face present that is no longer clickable.