In molding when separating the core and cavity either Exploded View command or Move/Copy Bodies command is used. In my view Move/Copy Bodies command is more versatile than Exploded View command. Is there any other advantages?
As Doug has mentioned, exploded view is a graphical display (like you see in assembly as well). So when exploded view is active, most of the commands would not be available and this is correct behavior.
Explode is a display state. The components are not actually "moved". Since it is a display state, it can come in very handy when making drawings. It can also be very quickly & easily switched between the exploded display state and the normal display state. I find this very handy.
Move/Copy Bodies, on the other hand, does actually move/copy the bodies.
Advantages & disadvantages are completely dependent on just what you are using them for. I've found that a lot of people end up getting themselves into trouble by using Move/Copy Bodies. They don't think about the parametric nature of Solidworks, and do things that end up creating a total mess.
Problem is if you use exploded view command sketch in any plane becomes impossible. For example:
There is no good reason for ever doing that.
If you want to make the undercut after separating the core and cavity in this case exploded view is useless.
Maha Nadarasa wrote: If you want to make the undercut after separating the core and cavity in this case exploded view is useless.
Maha Nadarasa wrote:
There is no reason anyone would need to move any of the bodies in order to make the undercut. That is adding a completely unnecessary feature to the design tree, which slows down rebuilds and causes you to waste time doing things that never needed to be done.
I agree with Doug that there is no need for move/copy bodies here. Also the undercut (if you mean for the side core) should be automatically made using the side core tool in mold. If you mean a different undercut then you can simply isolate the required body.
Hi Maha Nadarasa ,
Yes, you can use the Move/Copy Bodies command to show the components in different positions, especially when used in combination with suppressing/unsuppressing this feature in a configuration.
But I don't think SW has intended to use this feature for showing the components in different positions.
The exploded view is more powerful for that purpose and has also more options.
Also when you do not fully define the componentsin the assembly you can easy drag the components in a different position. But also here, I think SW has intended this for enabling moveable components and not for showing just some different positions.
Retrieving data ...