Part to Part

This task will show you how to filter a CATPart, i.e. how to remove sensitive information from a existing CATPart and create a new  CATPart with the remaining geometry, as follows:
Shown geometry
Graphic attributes
Axis system
always kept
Product properties optional
Colors and attributes on subelements optional
2D Layout for 3D Design data optional
Annotations optional
Publications optional
Selection sets optional
Layers and filter definitions optional

Any data other than the ones described above are removed in the newly created CATPart.
Note that the In Work Object in the result part is always the PartBody.

In this task, you will find:

  • If a memory error or a memory warning occurs, or if the input document is corrupted, the output part will be empty.
  • If the geometry to filter is not up-to-date, the result will not be coherent.
Open the 01_Cric_Branch_1.CATPart from the samples directory. It looks like this:

  1. Click Part to Part . The dialog box is displayed.

  2. Click OK. A progress bar is displayed while 01 CRIC_BRANCH_1_AllCATPart is created.

    It looks like this:

Standard behavior

  • A CATPart is created. Its default name is "PartNumber_of_Original_CATPart"_AllCATPart and can be edited.
  • When a visible geometry is found in a body of the original CATPart, a body with the same name is created in the resulting CATPart.
  • The geometries found in the original CATPart are transferred as solids, surfaces or wireframes and placed in the corresponding bodies in the resulting CATPart.
  • The solids are created with the graphic properties (color, line type, line thickness, transparency) of their original body, the surfaces and wireframes are created with the graphic properties of their original feature.
  • The layer attribute on each element of the original CATPart is always kept,
  • Current filter and layer of the original CATPart are not kept in the resulting CATPart,
  • The current filter of the original CATPart is not taken into account: Part to  Part considers the filter All visible is active.



2D Layout for 3D Design data and annotations can be processed only if they are visualized in the 3D Viewer.

You can select several options to transfer some elements that are not transferred in the standard behavior.
For more information, see the Part to Part Options chapter.