Cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

How to differentiate Surfaces and Solid Body in part environment

Solution Partner Builder Solution Partner Builder
Solution Partner Builder

Hi,

 

I want to ask...any icon specify in the history which part is a solid body and which part is a surface?

 

Let say client open other CAD model in Solid Edge. How they want to know whether the part is solid body or a surface?

4 REPLIES

Re: How to differentiate Surfaces and Solid Body in part environment

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

Hi:

 

This will typically depend upon the type of data imported viz. IGES, STEP, etc. and further the Options selected during import.

  

For a STEP file opened in Solid Edge, the PathFinder shows different icons for the 'stiched' solids and for surfaces:

 

2016_Aug_2016_01.png

For IGES, I noticed they are all Part Copies and look the same, though this might change when different import options are picked.

 

~Tushar

Re: How to differentiate Surfaces and Solid Body in part environment

Phenom
Phenom

It should usually be pretty clear from looking at the model whether something is a body or surfaces. Also, don't forget there are two types of body - design body and construction body. Sometimes people also call construction bodies 'surfaces' though that's inaccurate.

 

In pathfinder, typically surfaces will have an icon that looks like a sheet, whilst bodies will have an icon that is a solid L shape.  Also, if you have multiple bodies (construction or design) they will be listed below the material in pathfinder. In ST9 I think that it's listed here even if there's only one body.

Re: How to differentiate Surfaces and Solid Body in part environment

Phenom
Phenom

You beat me to it @Tushar!

Re: How to differentiate Surfaces and Solid Body in part environment

Gears Honored Contributor Gears Honored Contributor
Gears Honored Contributor

It seems we were answering in real time! nothing beats our enthusiasm !!