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V5 - how do I use an existing part passively...

V5 - how do I use an existing part passively...

V5 - how do I use an existing part passively...

(OP)
...in CADDS5 I could View-Part; in Catia4 I can activate a part passively and/or use sessions - how to do the same in V5, so that I can 'interact' with an existing part, reference only, such that any info from intersections with or extractions from it, are 'kept' in the 'current/new' part?

cheers
Steve  :^ )

RE: V5 - how do I use an existing part passively...

hi,

In order to work with several CATPart at the same time, you should creat a CATProduct and inside your CATProduct, put your two CATPart.

CATProduct
|
|--Passice CATPart
|
|-- Working CATPart


Beside that you need, if you want to activate the :

Keep link with selectet object in Tools / option /mechanical Design / General / External References.

Eric N.

catiav5@softhome.net

RE: V5 - how do I use an existing part passively...

(OP)
Thanks Eric!

I'm not sure I understand the 2nd part of your reply, about keeping a 'link' - could you expand on the meaning of this; what it does; and on the reasons why this woud be useful?

Steve


RE: V5 - how do I use an existing part passively...

hi,

keep link stuff will create a relation among the element you select from both CATPart...

In Part A you have a plane A offset 10mm from XY

In Part B you create a offset plane B from plane A

If you move plane A ( from 10mm to 12mm) then Plane B will move... it is linked to plane A

Eric N.

catiav5@softhome.net

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