Is it possible to create feature A mirror it to create feature B and suppress feature A without suppressing or crashing feature B? What I have are very complicated left hand and right hand features. I could create the B feature again but there are a lot of dimensions. I could mirror the sketch, but there are formulas controlled by iLogic in them, and mirroring a sketch seems to break those formulas and I only get the dimension.
If it is not possible it would be an excellent addition to 2014!
Thanks in advance.
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If you really just want to know if it is possible to suppress a feature and keep it's mirror, then no. But...
If you choose "Mirror a solid" instead of "Mirror individual features" there is a checkbox for "Remove Original".
What does your part look like (i.e. please attach a picture or file)? Is this feature dependent on other features need to not be mirrored?
If you tell us a little more about what you want to do and there might be a way to get what you need.
The features are solid bodies. I was trying to keep it simple by not bring them up. Using iLogic code I want to switch back and forth between the base feature and the mirror feature by supressing the one I do not need. I cannot remove the original feature, because I will still need it in certain cases. I'm not sure how my company would react to me even showing a picture of our models. They are very protective of them.
I hope this helps.
If the idea of mirroring the whole solid with suppress original doesn't work for you then you can try to use a shared sketch for all the down stream features you want to manipulate. The thing is - you have to exclude dependency between features. That's where the shared sketch comes into the picture.
To represent different configuration of the model I would use old fashion iPart.
Thank for the response! I do use sharded sketches when possible, but there are cases where the mirrored part does not mirror across the same plane that the sketch is on. For example I may extrude the base part in the Z direction, but want to mirror it across the YZ plane.
My parts are a bit more complicated than iParts alone can handle. I need iLogic to make decisions for me based on certain cases.
Sounds as if derived parts would be helpful. For complex, or even simple, mirrored parts, I do the mirroring as multi-body solids, then derive to individual right/left hand parts. For your case where the mirrored features are various multibody solids, you could derive several solids into each finished part.
Or, I could be misunderstanding completely what you're trying to do.
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