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is Boolean remove better than pocket

is Boolean remove better than pocket

is Boolean remove better than pocket

Dear All,

Please give me your opinion on why Boolean remove command is better than pocket command.

Is this really true that boolean way of modeling is better than direct pocket command. If you feel its better give me some explaination.


RE: is Boolean remove better than pocket

Pockets are better!

In my opinion (based on what I was taught many years ago), booleans should be avoided (or used minimally) in V5 Part Design.

I don't have any concrete evidence to back that up, but it definitley is alot faster and easier to use a pocket feature; instead of making a new body, build a pad and then boolean remove.

But Booleans are not bad. In a previous job, we typically used multiple part bodies with large castings to 1) organize design features, and 2) similate the molding components, and 3) to remove machining operations from the raw casting. Booleans worked great in that application.

RE: is Boolean remove better than pocket

Both are Good !!!!!

  It depends on the type of modeling and how you use it and it has both Positives and Negatives.

Pockets for modeling smaller components because it's Fast, Easy, Updation is Fast, Modification and identification is easy.

 Boolean for modeling Large Components. Boolean requires a bit of planning but it helps a lot in the later stage like Modification is easier, Updation is Fast, Easy identification in History(Since many part bodies are created).

RE: is Boolean remove better than pocket

If you are using operations that work on the whole of the tree (above the point at which you are workin) i.e. mirrors, rectangular patterns etc, and you don't want it to operate on the whole tree, then you must use Boolean

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