||This task shows how to display and edit bodies
properties. To know how to edit the graphic properties of a body refer to
the Infrastructure documentation, Displaying and Editing Graphic
||To perform this scenario, for example you can
open the Assemble.CATPart document.
Select Body.1 in the specification tree.
Select Edit >Properties or select the
Properties contextual command.
The Properties dialog box displays.
Two tabs deal with bodies:
- Feature Properties
The Feature Properties tab displays the body's
name. This name is editable if the part is not
read only. Enter Assemble1 in the Name field. The new name
appears in the specification tree.
The application also displays the date of creation and of the last
Click the Graphic tab to change the color of
|The graphic properties available for editing are:
- Fill Color (colors the current object) and
- Edge Color, Line type and Thickness
- Global Properties
To have details about how to change graphic properties, refer to
Infrastructure User's Guide.
||Before applying a color to a
body, remember that:
- The features you create within a body take on the color of this body,
whatever it is.
- When applying a color to a feature, all the faces of this feature
take on this color.
- The color you apply to a face prevails over the other colors defined
for features and bodies.
These three rules apply when
- The faces generated by any transformation
take on the color of the body, as shown in the following example.
The body is composed of a pink pad and of a yellow
Both faces the pattern has generated, i.e. the front
face and the cylindrical face take on the color of the body which was
the application default color.
The application takes these modifications into account and displays the
new body name.
||Technical information about
bodies, such as mass, is not available. The application provides this type
of information for the part. For more details, refer to
Displaying and Editing the Part Properties.