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Insert feature into new body

Creator
Creator

Hi all,

 

SE ST10: suppose I am designing a part and, after having finished a feature, I realize that I should have better modeled this feature as a base feature in a new body. Is there a command to move the feature away from the active body and automatically generate a new body with it?

 

For those of you who are familiar with Catia V5, I am thinking about something like the "Insert in new body" command (http://catiadoc.free.fr/online/prtug_C2/prtugbt1010.htm).

 

Thanks in advance

 

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Re: Insert feature into new body

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

Hi,

 

There is no similar command like you mentioned, but you can do this very easy.

 

Steps:

1. Ctrl + X features what you want to move into new body

2. Add a new body and make a basis feature (this is important because this feature will active 2nd body)

3. Ctr + V and edit features if needed (you can suppress basis feature)

 

Here is a video:

 

Or you can use divide parancs...

 

BR,

 

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/
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Re: Insert feature into new body

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

@Imics Could you not just use the split command?

Bruce Shand
SE2019 MP8 - Insight - Win10 - K4200

Re: Insert feature into new body

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

@bshand , Split command makes two body, but it does't move features into new body. 

 

Otherwise, split command is a good solution. Smiley Wink

 

BR,

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/

Re: Insert feature into new body

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi @NicolaR 

@Imics 

 

 

but can I have subtraction (cutout, holes)  features without any basic body?

Or is this not the indent?

regards
Wolfgang

Re: Insert feature into new body

Creator
Creator

Hi @Imics ,

 

thanks for your video!

 

This procedure is not as fast as in Catia V5, as it requires some intermediate steps, but it is a good solution in case you have to transfer one complex or more than one features. If the feature that needs to be moved to a new body is just a simple extrusion, maybe it is faster to delete and re-model it after having launched the Add Body command.

 

@hawcad , the intent is not to make boolean operations with "negative" material removing bodies and I believe that with in SE it is not possible to create a new body without modeling the base "positive" feature, as Imics pointed out.

Re: Insert feature into new body

Gears Phenom Gears Phenom
Gears Phenom

@NicolaR I agree with you, other software other solution! Smiley Wink

Imics
http://solidedgest.wordpress.com/