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Copying Features

With Instant3D, you can copy features from one face to another on the same model. You can also copy features from model to model.

To copy a feature:

  1. Click Instant3D on the Features toolbar.

  2. In the FeatureManager design tree, select the feature to copy.

  3. Hold down Ctrl and drag the feature to a location on the same face or a different face.

If the feature includes locating dimensions or relations, a dialog box is displayed. You can Delete the relations or dimensions, Dangle them, or Cancel copy.

If you select Dangle, a warning appears. Select Close to ignore the error.

To re-attach dangling dimensions:

  1. In the FeatureManager design tree, right-click the sketch and select Edit Sketch.

  2. Click the dangling dimension and drag the red handle to a new attachment point. As you drag, the pointer is displayed until you are on an edge or a vertex that is suitable to re-attach the dimension.

    Cut extrude feature with location dimensions

     

    Copy of cut extrude feature with dangling dimensions

    Red handle indicates the dangling attachment point

  3. Release the pointer to re-attach the dimension to the new edge or vertex.

To copy features from one part to another part:

Tile the windows, then drag the features from one window to another, or use Copy and Paste (Standard toolbar).

Related Topics

Dynamic Feature Editing

Instant3D Creating and Modifying Features

Properties of Features and Faces



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