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Rotate copy feature?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

I have a body similar to PART A (below), and I want to create a rotated copy of it to form PART B.  

 

I can do this using a circular pattern, but was wondering if there was a simpler way?  The part below is somthing I put together just to test, and the actual part is more complicated and won't have a convenient face for defining the rotation plane.

 

Thanks for any help.

 

copy_rotate.png

 

 

3 REPLIES

Re: Rotate copy feature?

Siemens Genius Siemens Genius
Siemens Genius

You could try Move Object.  If you can define an appropriate rotation point, Angle on its own should work.  If not you may need to use Angle and then one of the Distance options.

 

Re: Rotate copy feature?

Valued Contributor
Valued Contributor

Thanks for the suggestion.  That works as far as creating and orienting the new body, but it appears to be non-associative.  Changes to the original don't propagate through (at least in the test I did).  I need it to be associative, as the model will be used in a parametric FEA.  But let me know if I missed something, or if you have any other suggestions.

Re: Rotate copy feature?

Siemens Phenom Siemens Phenom
Siemens Phenom

Use 'Extract Geometry' command and then use move object. The extracted body will be associative with the original.