Using Interference Detection for Multibody Parts

You can use interference detection between bodies in multibody parts. This is helpful when checking that weldments are trimmed properly and before using Simulation tools.

To use interference detection for multibody parts:

  1. In a part with multiple bodies, click Tools > Evaluate > Interference Detection.
    The PropertyManager lists the part under Selected Bodies.
  2. In the PropertyManager, click in Excluded Bodies and from the graphics area, select bodies to exclude.
  3. Under Options, select one or more of the following:
    Treat coincidence as interference Reports coincident entities as interferences.
    Show ignored interferences Displays ignored interferences in the Results list with a gray icon.
    Skip interferences inside inserted parts Skips interferences between bodies within inserted parts.
    Make interfering bodies transparent Displays the bodies of the selected interference in transparent mode.
    Ignore hidden bodies/inserted parts Excludes interferences involving multibody parts that are hidden or are inserted parts.
  4. Select the display style under Non-interfering Bodies.
  5. Under Selected Bodies, click Calculate.
    The Results list populates with interference values for each instance. Interfering bodies highlight in red in the graphics area.

  6. Click each instance in Results to highlight the interference bodies in the graphics area.
  7. To remove an interference from Results, select an instance and click Ignore.
  8. Click .