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CATPart moves......

CATPart moves......

CATPart moves......


Is it possible to "snap" the solid A to solid B, in such a way that A will overlay the B one? (Body A is a dumb solid)

I would be very interested to know if I could do that in a similar way to the "snap" components command in Assembly workbench.
Also, I would like to learn if the Compass can be used for the same reason like the one above (overlaying a body into another one).....

Thanks you!

CAD 2015

RE: CATPart moves......

try to find the cumulative snap function...

Eric N.
indocti discant et ament meminisse periti

RE: CATPart moves......


I do not have this option......

How could I get it?
CAD 2015

RE: CATPart moves......

axis-to-axis transformation? place a coord system on your dumb solid, and a similar one on your bracket...


RE: CATPart moves......

Thank LWolf,

That's the best option at the moment.
I wished I could use Itsmyjob's suggestion: the "Cumulative Snap" function...
Does anybody know more about that tool?

CAD 2015

RE: CATPart moves......

Put the solid that you want to move into another part in an assembly and then move that part at the assembly level. Once you get it where you want it 1. Activate the original part 2. Copy the solid in the new part 3. 'Paste Special' --> 'As Result' the solid back into the original part. It will be at the location that it is in the assembly.

RE: CATPart moves......


Great reply, thanks a lot!
Thank you all for your time and consideration!

CAD 2015

RE: CATPart moves......


I believe that the "Cumulative Snap" function is available in Assembly/Product only...…..
Have you meant that?


CAD 2015

RE: CATPart moves......

Cumulative Snap should be in DMU Navigator (DMN license).

RE: CATPart moves......


I was wondering if CATPart or GSD has a similar tool.
Able to move parts or/and surfaces......

CAD 2015

RE: CATPart moves......

in CATPart you can use compass and axis to move isolated elements...

  1. create target axis
  2. create source axis (becomes current)
  3. move compass anywhere on geometry (becomes orange)
  4. unselect geometry (compass become white)
  5. open compass parameter (from double click on compass)
  6. define reference as active object (will get current -source- axis as reference)
  7. define position 0,0,0, rotation 0,0,0
  8. verify nothing is selected (compass white)
  9. apply position
  10. compass only move to source axis
  11. define target axis as current
  12. make sure reference is picket new current target axis value
  13. select source surface (compass turn orange)
  14. define position 0,0,0 rotation 0,0,0
  15. make sure only source surface is selected
  16. apply
  17. source surface moves with compass to target axis on target surface

Eric N.
indocti discant et ament meminisse periti

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