Working With CAD Bodies

nTop Platform supports multi-body parts and treats imported parts as collections of Bodies; even if the CAD Part only contains a single body. Therefore, downstream operations require identifying the specific CAD Body by creating a CAD Body Variable or converting it into an Implicit Body. To perform this action:

  • Start with an Imported Part.
  • Double-click any face to select an entire body; note single-clicks select only the specific face.
    • Right-clicking the highlighted Body and select one of two options: 
      • Create CAD Body Variable
      • Convert CAD Body to Implicit Body
  • Either option adds a block that can be an input to other operations.
  • Select faces, edges, and vertices of CAD parts with a single click.

Watch the video for a demonstration!

Interested in learning more about working with CAD Bodies? Check out How to turn Multiple CAD Faces into a Single Surface

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