Defeature PropertyManager - Silhouette

You can simplify a complex assembly by using the Silhouette method in the Defeature PropertyManager. You define groups of bodies or components and then define a simplification method for these groups.

Simplification methods include:
  • Bounding Box
  • Cylinder
  • Polygon Outline
  • Tight Fit Outline
  • None (Copy Geometry)

The simplified geometry is saved in a part in the same way as the existing Simplified geometry method in the Defeature PropertyManager. If you retain a link to the parent assembly, changes to the parent assembly change the simplified model when you update the model.

When you create a part after defeature, a folder for each defeature group shows in the FeatureManager design tree. If you select Merge groups after this step, the folder name is named Merged. The folder contains a feature for each body generated by the simplification.