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shuaib_cad
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whats the difference between group, composite and surface?

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06-06-2012 12:46 PM

Untitled.pngwhat is the difference between group, composite and surface in COPY OBJECT option in ipt?????

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Re: whats the difference between group, composite and surface?

06-06-2012 12:53 PM in reply to: shuaib_cad

Does the definition in the help file explain it clear enough?

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/enu?adskContextId=REDIRECT_IDD_PM_PROMOTE&language=ENU&release=2012&pro...

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Re: whats the difference between group, composite and surface?

06-06-2012 12:59 PM in reply to: Cadmanto

nope.

 

thats why am asking

 

 

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Re: whats the difference between group, composite and surface?

06-06-2012 01:10 PM in reply to: shuaib_cad

Hi shuaib_cad,

 

http://wikihelp.autodesk.com/Inventor/enu/2012/Help/0073-Autodesk73/0308-Parts308/0418-Construc418/0...

 

(see Copy Object under references)

 

 

  • Group: Copies/moves the selection set to a new Group in the construction environment.
  • Surface: Copies/moves the selection set to one or more base surface features in the Part Modeling environment. Creates one feature for each set of contiguous faces selected.
  • Composite: Copies/moves the selection set to a single composite feature in the Part Modeling environment.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
http://inventortrenches.blogspot.com




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Re: whats the difference between group, composite and surface?

06-06-2012 01:14 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

plz .. what is the difference???

 

all does the same...

 

 

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Re: whats the difference between group, composite and surface?

06-06-2012 01:31 PM in reply to: shuaib_cad

I think not only how it displays it in the tree, it is how it comstructs the geometry in the model.

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Curtis,

That is the same link I gave him  :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: whats the difference between group, composite and surface?

06-06-2012 03:09 PM in reply to: Curtis_Waguespack

Hi shuaib_cad,

 

As per the section in the help article noted earlier, a group copies the selected objects to a new Group and places them in the Construction Folder which resides within the Construction Environment. This means that to work with it, you must activate the construction environment first (keep in mind that there have been changes to this in Inventor 2013). A group can contain multiple faces and the faces within are left unstitched.

 

A surface is face shape bounded by edges. Copying faces as surfaces results in a new feature for each selected face. The resulting surfaces are left unstitched. Copying faces as a composite results in a single new feature containing all of the face selections.

 

Note too that if you edit a part file from an assembly file  you can use the Copy Object tool to copy as a Solid feature.

 

Autodesk Inventor Copy Object.png

 

So while it might seem that the results all do the same thing, they each have their use for different workflows, depending on the task at hand. For instance, if we're doing some surface modeling we want a different result than if were trying to repair an imported model to make it a solid. There are also times when we use surface tools to create a surface as the end goal, and other times when a solid model is the end goal, and so the various options allow flexibility along the way.

 

I hope this helps.
Best of luck to you in all of your Inventor pursuits,
Curtis
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