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Copying Surfaces

philaustin

New member
Hi Gurus,


Can anyone tell me please how I can copy surfaces from two different parts in an assembly and paste them into a new part so that I can use their geometry to make the new part? The surfaces will form the boundaries of the new part.


When I try to do this I select the surfaces to copy, open my new part and paste them into it. The problem is that the surfaces appear in different orientations when I paste them to what they were in the assembly. I need to keep them in the same relative position. I guess it must be something to do with the axis systems of the parts that I am copying from being different, but can't figure out a solution.


I don't understand the process of copying and pasting. Are there any good tutorials about anywhere?


Thanks,


Phil
 

ferdo

New member
Hi,

You are right, its related with absolute axis position.

First insert a new part in your assy and define the axis system in the same position like assy (if I remember well you have to click on No).

Then copy what you want and paste special as result in your part.

You can use also a macro which exist in the online documentation..


Thats all
 
G

Guest

Guest
HI


May be you do like this:


Fist,publish the elements(surface point line curve edge ect...) you want to copys (Tools---Publication)


then,insert a new part in your assemblyand acctive it, selet the elements you published and exatract it

the two part are dependent


sorry i only known a litter english


if you interest in it please send an email to me, i wouldsend some pictures or videos about how to do it


jingffei
Edited by: jingffei
 

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