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