Tips & Tricks: Quick Tips for Part Modeling




Sometimes you need lengthy explanations and demos to learn how to do something new with your CAD design software. Other times, you just need a sentence or two to realize something’s possible.

This post covers some of those one-sentence tips and tricks. Most of these are dead easy to do—but only if you know about them first!

Don't make your CAD design software harder than it needs to be.

Don't make this harder than it needs to be.

Here’s advice for working with part modeling mode:

  • To increase robustness of features, use Intent References and capture the intent of a feature when you select resulting edges or surfaces (the edges bounding a surface of a feature, or a set of extruded vertices). 

Set layer placement and status in Model Tree Columns dialog box.

  • Use the Solidify command to trim geometry from one side of a model (for example, flat cuts at the end of a spring).

Use solidify command to trim geometry.

  • Use vertices to gather Delta X, Y, and Z measurements. While measuring distance between vertices, add a CSYS feature to the Projection collector to see the transform distances.

 While measuring distance between vertices, add a CSYS feature to the Projection collector to see the transform distances.

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