Welcome to the forum.
Can you post some images of what you have and what you are looking for?
You will be able to see the sitation on the attached picture, I have my first part and its drawing on the left window. When I make a section of the front view I have the option to exclude the rib from the secton view (no hatching).
But when I mirror this part (either by selecting the "Insert>Mirror Part..." option or inserting then mirroring my first part), I obviously don't have the possibility to exclude the ribs on the section view because it doesn't appear on the feature tree of the new part (right window on the drawing).
My question is, how can exclude ribs (no hatching) on a mirrored part?
Even if I want to use two distinct files for these two parts and drawings, I tried to solved this problem by creating a new configuration on my first part and then mirror it, but then it still doesn't work since the rib feature is "hidden" by the next "mirroring" feature.
The ideal situation would be to avoid doing the same work twice, like creating the rib feature twice (one on each par)t, or creating the mirrored version of the part from scratch.
My current solution for this is very bad, it consists in creating a closed sketch region on the mirrored part section view than correspond to the rib area and then hatch it in a solid white color so that it won't appear on pdfs or prints.
I hope you guys have a better solution or practice for this particular situation!
Sorry it has taken me so long to get back to you on this.
I only have 2011 or else I would play with your part if you were to post it.
My thought is, have you tried mirroring everything but the rib? Then add the rib on the mirrored part then try the drawing section view?
Thank you for your answer,
Adding the rib on the mirrored part is my current solution to this problem yes but I though there would possibly be any other alternative solutions!
I will post the parts so that you can try to find it!
hei'ya Arnaud, a stab in the dark without the file,
make your part as finished, do a config- "hollow rib"?
with the left and right surfaces of the web/rib removed,
and use this config for the drawing as required?
hope this helps- have a good'n kelef
edit: just re-read- and the section won't do empty features (I think)
option of 2 (A and B) sections-
one looking the opposite to the other?
edit2: added after-thought files
maybe this is a possible solution-
see att.prt+slddrw SW2012
I like that idea, so it means that when I create my part I also create a configuration with a hollow rib instead of solid rib.
I will then mirror this part but with the configuration, one will be for a nice display of a solid ribs and the hollow configuration will be for drawing purproses.
Thanks for that!
Ok, I think I kind of answered myself now. I am just sharing the method I found to deal with this issue for those who may encounter this difficulty.
The solution is simply have two different bodies, one for the rib itself and one for the rest of the part.
The rib is created and some fillet are added if necessary.
The tree bar is rolled back before the creation of the rib and then the faces where the rib is contact with the rest of the part are selected and copied (offset 0)
The tree bar is set back to the bottom of the tree and the split feature is used with the previously created surface to split the body in two.
We now have two different bodies and we can choose to mirror these two bodies and apply a no hatch to the rib body.
If someone have a better solution than this I am still open to suggestions!
Thanks to all of you!