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Saving Volume Features as Parts

Volume features represent the removed material in a part.

For some parts, to determine cost of the removed material, you must convert a set of volume features into a multibody part. Before you can treat a set of volume features as a multibody part, you must first save the volume features as parts.

To save a volume feature as a part:

  1. Estimate the cost of a machined part:
    1. Click Costing tool_costing_tools.gif (Tools toolbar or the Evaluate tab on the CommandManager) or Tools > Costing.
    2. In the Costing Task Pane, select the template, material, and stock body.
  2. In the CostingManager, expand the folders to display the volume feature.
  3. Right-click the volume feature, and click Insert into New Part.
  4. In the dialog box, enter a file name and click Save.

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