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About Manual Mode for Parting Surfaces

When you create or edit parting surfaces in manual mode, you can modify the surface directions generated by the Parting Surface command.

To open the Parting Surface PropertyManager do one of the following:
  • Click Parting Surfaces (Mold Tools toolbar).
  • Click Insert > Molds > Parting Surface.
  • Select a Parting Surface feature in the FeatureManager design tree and click Edit Feature fm_edit_feature.gif.

To activate manual mode for parting surfaces, in the PropertyManager, for Options, select Manual Mode.

You can adjust the parting surface as follows:
  • Drag a handles to prevent the intersection of overlapping surfaces.
  • Redefine the surface region between two vertices to specify a filled surface:
    1. Right-click a vertex at the edge of the part and select Start fill surface region.
    2. Right-click a second vertex at the edge of the part and select End fill surface region.
Example: Parting Surface Generated Without Manual Mode has Crossed Surface Lines
Example: Manual Mode Generates Handles for Moving Surface Lines

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