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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.

  4. 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).

Reattaching Dangling Dimensions

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
      Red handle indicates the dangling attachment point

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

Copy Confirmation

This message informs you that there are external relations or dimensions on the features that you want to copy.

  • Press Delete to delete the relations and/or dimensions.
  • Press Dangle to retain the relations and/or dimensions by letting them dangle.
  • Press Cancel to cancel the copy.

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