For anyone who’s unfamiliar with multibody modeling, it allows you to create a part with several independent bodies. Because you’re not merging these solid bodies with the rest of the part, you have a lot more flexibility when it comes to managing, visualizing, and designing separate geometric volumes. This gives you a great deal of control in the areas of generative design, additive manufacturing, simulation, and also in your daily design workflows. For example, you could …
Creo Parametric 7.0 supports creation and use of bodies that can act as modification tools used to change geometry in other design bodies.
What does that mean? Let’s say Body 1 is a plastic part and Body 2 is an extruded bar. You use the Geometry Pattern operation to create multiple instances of the extrusion. Then, you can use Body 2 to modify the geometry of Body 1 with the Boolean operation. This results in some of the volume of Body 1 being removed.
Let’s break this down further. Here’s what you’d do:
Here’s a look at the steps in action:
Besides the Boolean and Geometry Pattern operations, here are examples of some more operations you can perform related to bodies:
These operations increase productivity, making design workflows faster and easier since you won’t need to switch to surface or quilt-based workflows and tools.
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