Michael Closson

Break surface body into 2 halves

Discussion created by Michael Closson on Jan 31, 2008
Latest reply on Feb 7, 2008 by Matt Lombard
I have a surface body made up of several surfaces knitted together.
After constructing the shape, I need to split this body into 2 sections.
I tried the Split Line tool and it seems to have split the body. In the graphics screen, I can click on individual surfaces and they highlight as split.
But in the feature tree, it is still listed as a single surface body. I would like 2 separate bodies.
I then tried to use the surface trim tool, but I couldn't keep both halves of the body, like a break instead of a trim.
Is there a way to break a surface body and keep both halves?
I'm thinking now I would need to make configs of 2 trims, each keeping one half or the other and suppressing one at a time.