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JI7
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How can I derive a part from a face on another part?

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04-03-2012 03:29 PM

I am trying to derive a part in an assembly from an existing part so that when the first part's geometry is altered the second part will update accordingly.  I have tried to use the derive tool but I only need the bottom geometry of the part to derive a base plate part from and I see no way to select just that face when using the derive tool.  Any suggestions?

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Re: How can I derive a part from a face on another part?

04-03-2012 03:58 PM in reply to: JI7

Look into "Copy Object", which will let you pick a specific face instead of deriving an entire solid or part.

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Re: How can I derive a part from a face on another part?

04-06-2012 03:58 AM in reply to: jtylerbc

Or, in the Derived Part dialog you can select Body as Work Surface.  This brings the derived part in as surfaces, which you can use to define your new part, then turn off the visibility.

 

This sounds as if it might also have been a good candidate for multi-body solids.

JI7
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Re: How can I derive a part from a face on another part?

04-10-2012 03:00 PM in reply to: sbixler

This has work fantastically.  Thank you.  

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