Hello, I am trying to scale down a part that has very complex features and would prefer to scale down instead of redrawing the entire part. Any idea on how to do this? Thanks
Hi there @EbieTubbs,
One method would be to open a new blank PAR file, then use "Insert Part Copy" to bring in your part.....
Then, on the "Parameters" dialogue, adjust the scale factor [obviously, an integer less than 1 to make it smaller] to suit.....near the bottom. [don't use the "Shrink Factor"....that makes a part bigger - allowing for thermal contraction, when plastic molded, etc]
Then save your file accordingly.......you can also un-check the "Link to File" option, if you want a completely bespoke model, that doesn't update if the parent model was to change.
Design Manager Streetscape Ltd
Solid Edge 2019 [MP8] Classic [x3 Seats - Cloud Enabled]
Windows 10 - Quadro P2000
It was announced at SEU2016 that a scaling function will be availbale in ST10 without the need to create a new part.
Not that his helps you now.
That's awesome! I sure hope it's feature based and works similar to something like a pattern feature.
Great point. They didn't specifically address Sheet Metal. It may only be available in the Part environment.
It is a welcome addition for us because we make scale models and we typically make a "dead" part that only exists to be able to scale our customers geometry to the correct size.