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Copy a Part that becomes "Stand Alone"?? (Has it's own Sketches-Features). Or a Boolean.
- Copy in place - make a copy of the part at the same location; this creates a separate and independent part enabling you to:
- Make changes to one part and use both to create different bodies during a later operation.
- Make a copy of a part prior to a series of operations enabling you to reference the original state for ancillary operations.
- Create multiple copies of a part in order to create multiple variants.
Tip: If you need to create multiple copies of a part at once, use the Pattern feature with a distance of 0 (zero).
- Scale uniformly - Scale a part by a specific factor and select a point to scale about; optionally copy the part
The copied part is still driven of the features used to create the original. For example to Delete a Fillet. The Fillet disappeared from both parts. I tried a Linear Pattern then Scale in Place one of the parts. When I changed the Original Part... the scaled part changed per it's scale factor. Sooo you can add features but not modify or delete previous features (so it seems). So if I have a relatively complex part and wanted another one with a different wall thickness... hmmm... have to use a lot of Move Surface. I guess you could use the Rollback Bar, if everything is in a good order...or just start over! (I wanted to remove a fillet and resize Boolean tool.) I see the word "prior" in the Help now. I'll just have to "recreate" the part at this point. Unless I missed the Copy and Paste in a new Parts Studio update!
ps. I'll add the Boolean-Merge-"Keep Tools" and Make Boolean "Stand Alone" to this.
Basically I have many Parts in a Parts Studio that I want to Mix-n-Match to create versions that I would then Boolean-Merge ( and Hollow?) and Export STLs from for the different versions... or scale/rotate those to fit onto a 3D Printer. Or create support material within.
Tips n Techniques!??