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multiple parts from one sketch?

multiple parts from one sketch?

multiple parts from one sketch?

I am using V5R13.
Fairly new to Catia.
I created sketches that has many angles,formulas and constraints.
I was in the hope that I could create sketches then create multiple parts from those sketches?
That way if I change one side of the part, then all the other angles and dimensions of the other parts will change.
But Catia thinks of the other bodies as a single part because they are from primarly from one sketch,
although they a not connected into a single body.
The sketches work great, but I can't work on the other parts of the part, like a singe part.
Shell as an example.
It tries to shell every part from the sketch.
How can Isolate one of parts from the sketch and have it worked on like a single part,
and still have it constrained to my sketches including the formulas to the angles?
Can the seperate parts of the part be re-ordered in the history tree to get it isolated into some sort of assembly?

RE: multiple parts from one sketch?

CATIA V5 is fundamentally a mono-detail or Part Based Design system.  It really only wants a single part in each CATPart Document. If you want multiple parts, you must create a CATProduct Document, and assemble each of the other parts into  that Product.

As for sharing information between these parts, this is easily done thru Contextual Links within the Product.  In your case, I would create a Control Part that contains all of the common geometry and parameters, Publish each of these, and then create Contextual Links beteen each of the Parts in the Assembly and the Control Part.

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