Enhancement Details

Automatically Adding or Removing Material

The auto_add_remove option is available for Extrude and Revolve.

Product Information

Product PTC Creo Parametric
Product / Module PTC Creo Parametric
Version Creo 1.0
Product Functional Area Part Modeling
User Interface Location 
Processes, Initiatives, and Best Practices

Benefits and Description

When the auto_add_remove configuration option is set to yes, an analysis is performed after you open a tool, sketch or select a section, and change a value for a main entity. The analysis detects whether or not the feature that you are currently creating intersects with the model geometry. Based on this analysis, the feature is automatically set to either add or remove material. If a feature being created lies entirely inside a solid model, the default is to remove material. If a feature being created lies partially or entirely outside a solid model, the default is to add material. After you make a selection for adding or removing, no automatic switching occurs.  Automatic switching only occurs when you first create the feature.

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