HOW IS IT POSSIBLE SPLIT THE PURPLE SURFACE INTO TWO PIECES WITH OTHER SURFACE IN ORDER TO HAVE TWO BODY SURFACE....IS IT POSSIBLE....ACTUALLY I HAVE FOUND A METHOD BUT IT DOES NOT SODDIFY ME. LOOK THA ATTACK FILE IN SW 2010. THANK YOU
You are correct. The only way to split a body into two bodies is to copy it, and then trim each copy in the opposite direction.
If you looking to spilt that purple surface in 2 faces (one body) then use Split (Insert > Curve > Split Line), chose Intersection for the split type and select the faces as per the picture.
I was looking to spilt that purple surface in 2 faces AND TWO BODYS . With your method I have one body and 2 faces. Is there a command that direct dived the purple face directly in two body. As you can see I use a little trick ...before I duplicate the body surface and then I delete the face that I don't want.....I wonder if there is a direct way to do this job. Look the solution that I have found in the atttack file.
I don't think there is any direct way to do that. So you'll have to use the method (as per your file) but just use trim only one time.
There are a few ways to do this but none that I know of are 1 button approaches. Ive attached a version where I offset the first surface zero then used two trim operations. Another version uses split and delete face, then extend surface. Both are "bulky" but get back to the original. Im assuming this is a simple example of what you are trying to do right? Otherwise the split surfaces would be easy enough to draw on their own.
Mathew I have used only one trim feature to trim the two bodies. Did a small cheat with the software.
@Angelo, how about creating an ER for a tool to split the surface into two bodies.
I only have 2009 on my work comp so i wasnt able to open your file. I will have a look at it as soon as I can.
Sorry don't have SW2009 now Only 2010 and 2011
Just out of curiosity, why the need to have two separate surfaces?
That is a good question jim. With the split you can grab the edge of the surface for other operation, thicken them individually and so on. As a note if it hasnt been mentioned. If you split a face and then knit other surfaces to that face, the split will be removed because of tagency between the faces.
I have had the same problem, and of course it could be solved by copy surface and trim, but that requires extra steps in the feature tree.
The split function only works for solid features for some reason.
I had this as an ER for SW2009 but didn't get any response.
Perhaps time to make a new request?
Yes. the more attention this receives, the better.
I was just going to ask this very same question.
I also need this capability so add me to the list that wants it, thanks
There is a workaround but it takes almost as long as using offset surfaces, although it may be useful in some cases.
Draw your split line and then offset it .0001" (.0025mm). Then when cutting zoom way in and select the thin piece the sketch creates. This is thin enough you can knit later but it can cause fit problems in some operations. You can also offset a spline in the same way.
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