Inserting a Solid Functional Set

At different stages of your design, you may need to create different Solid Functional Sets.

In this task, you will learn how to insert a new Solid Functional Set.
Open a Part.
  1. Select Insert  > Solid Functional Set.  

    A Solid Functional Set is created and displayed in the Specification Tree. Depending on the current in work object, it can be located in an existing or new body.
    • If the current in work object is a non-hybrid empty body, the Solid Functional Set is created
      within the body.
    • In any other cases, a non-hybrid body is created and the Solid Functional Set is located inside
      this new body.

  2. Expand the Body node.

    This node contains a Solid Functional Set. This Solid Functional Set is set as the current object, meaning that it determines the location of the features you are going to create.

    A body can contain one Solid Functional Set only.

More About Solid Functional Sets

Creating a first functional feature automatically creates a Solid Functional Set. Consequently, it is not necessary to use Insert  > Solid Functional Set as described above prior to creating your first functional feature.

You can create as many solid functional sets as required to produce a Part. 

A Solid Functional Set cannot contain any Ordered Geometrical Sets (OGSs).

Non-Hybrid Design

Before you create a feature, make sure that you are in non-hybrid mode.

To set the non-hybrid mode, select Tools > Options > Infrastructure > Part Infrastructure > Part Document tab, and clear Enable hybrid design.

For details about Hybrid Design, see the Part Design User's Guide. For details about the enable/disable hybrid design setting, see Customizing Part Document.