due to the fact that we do not have a Shrink Surface command it is not that easy as it could be.
But - without knowing Your parts - You can bring them into an assmebly and then run the simplify assembly command with only visible surfaces.
This creates a surface model of outer surfaces, but be aware that if there are any holes in the outer surfaces where You can look into then inner surfaces will be selected too.
Save this simplyfied model as part and delete non wanting surfaces afterwards
ST10 brings this functionality...
There is a new command called "One Body Assembly" that will give us "Shrink Wrap" like functionality.
Several commands were updated to help with this.
Insert Part Copy – Adjust for non-manifold and remove interior voids option
Delete Face –select Interior Voids option
Union Bodies – Adjust for non-manifold option
(PS: I have seen this in Beta and it is GREAT!!! I made sure I had permission to deseminate this information, since I had not yet seen it in any public ST10 Announcements yet)
Hopefully someone at Siemens ( @MLombard ) can post screen shots or Demo video for us all soon.
This is a long standing request that I think will be a VERY BIG crowd pleaser! cant wait to see your blog on this one specfically!!!
thank You both for that great and wonderful info!
This is soemthing we were looking for years now and thanks @MattJohnson_PG to spill the beans for this issue.
This really, really makes me happy.
And please @MLombard don't annoy this Solid Edge Leak
Great, Great, great
Does anybody have a model they'd like to donate for the purpose of me writing a blog article about this new ST10 function? It would have to be something you don't mind us showing publicly. I'll probably write the article today, so you'd have to act fast. Drop me a line if you think you might want to contribute. Otherwise I'll just wind up using something I've made.