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ANSYS SpaceClaim – Combine

Source: SpaceClaim

The Combine tool is used to make combinations of objects. You can add (or merge) objects together and you can subtract (or split) objects from each other. These actions are also known as Boolean operations.

Tool guides for the Combine tool are sticky and appear with a double outline when you click them. The tool guide remains selected so you can perform the same action repeatedly without holding the Ctrl key. To unstick a tool guide, click it again, click another tool guide, or click an empty place in the Design window.

When you use a pattern with the Combine tool, the entire pattern is merged or used to cut the target.

To split solids and surfaces

  1. Click  Combine.
  2. Select the target solid or surface that you want to split.
  3. Select one or more object to use as the cutter.
  4. (Optional) Select the split region(s) that you want to delete.

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To merge solids and surfaces

  1. Click  Combine.
  2. Select the target solid or surface.You can select objects for Combine in the structure tree. If you select a component, all objects belonging to that component will be selected. You can also box select multiple solids or surfaces to merge them in one operation.Solids can be merged with solids, and surfaces with surfaces. Solids and surfaces can only be merged if the surfaces make a region that can be added to or cut out of the solid.
  3. Click the Select Bodies to Merge tool guide or hold the Ctrl key.
  4. Select the solid(s) or surface(s) that you want merged with the target.

Do it faster: Hold Ctrl and select the solids or surfaces you want to combine, and then click the Combine tool to merge them.

To make 3D curves at the intersections between faces

  1. Click  Combine.
  2. Select the target solid or surface.

Tool guides

Tool guides for the Combine tool are sticky, and appear with a double outline when you click them. The tool guides remain selected so you can perform the same action repeatedly without holding the Ctrl key. To unstick the tool guide, you can click it again, click another tool guide, or click an empty place in the Design window.

The Select Target tool guide is active by default. If you did not pre-select the target solid or surface, you can select it from within the Combine tool using the Select tool guide.
Click the Select Bodies to Merge tool guide to select multiple solids or surfaces to merge together.
The Select Cutter tool guide activates once you select a target. When this tool guide is active, click to select the solid or surface you want to use to cut the target. You can Ctrl+click when this tool guide is active if you need to add other bodies to your cutter selection.
The Select Regions tool guide activates once the target is cut. When this tool guide is active, mouse over the target to preview the regions created by the cut. Click a red region to delete it.

 

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