Can I hide CAD parts in an assembly to extract them easily?

Question:

Can I hide CAD parts in an assembly to extract them easily?

Applies to:

  • nTop 2.12+

Answer:

We don't have the option to hide a CAD part, however, you can use Section Cut to extract hidden parts. 

    • Section Cut the Imported CAD part
    • Find a vertex of the part you want to extract (It highlights as a darker color and then blue)
      • Left-click and then Right-click to open the option to save the Edge (vertex highlights in blue)
      • Left-click twice and then Right-click to open the option to save as a CAD Body or an Implicit Body variable (vertex highlights in black)

In the gif below, left-click is red, right-click is yellow. 

extract_cad_bodies.gif

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  • The possibility to hide bodies/faces would be useful indeed.

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